African Americans at War [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)
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African Americans at War [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 692 Pages / Published: 05/12/2003
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A fascinating chronicle of the endeavors of African Americans who fought for their country: this book recounts their stories, their bravery, and their contributions.


* 250+ A-Z entries on the individuals, themes, and concepts surrounding African American military efforts

* Substantial chronology of black contributions to the military, from Colonial America to the present

* Listing of websites with historical significance for African Americans in the military

* Over 100 illustrations

* Thematic bibliography

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576077467
Number of pages: 692
Weight: 2440 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 57 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One of the best recently published reference books, African Americans at War is a comprehensive encyclopedia filling a major void for libraries. Designed for students and scholars, the volume includes 280 entries in an alphabetic arrangement covering blacks in combat from the colonial era to recent military activities in Afghanistan and Iraq . . . [a] model reference work." - American Reference Books Annual
"Fascinating and revealing, African Americans at War: An Encyclopedia is a good source for background information. . . . This set is written for a broad audience and should be welcomed by public, high school, and undergraduate libraries." - Against the Grain
"The inclusiveness and comprehensiveness of this encyclopedia make it impressive . . . This is a superb resource for any high-school, public, or undergraduate library looking to enrich its history, military, or African American studies collections." - Booklist
"[P]robably the best reference books anyone will find on African American's roles in United States wars. This reviewer highly recommends these books for academic institutions, libraries, and anyone interested in African American history. . . . Teachers, get your library ready to buy these books." - Smoke & Fire News
"The inclusiveness and comprehensiveness of this encyclopedia make it impressive. Devoted exclusively to the war experience of African Americans beginning in the late seventeenth century and extending to events just before the outbreak of the Second Gulf War, it chronicles both the well known and the long forgotten." - Booklist
"To fill a gap in the record of the 400-year history of US military service, a widely-published author introduces some 250 entries chronicling and analyzing the often contradictory roles of African Americans in battles from pre-Revolutionary days to the current." - Reference & Research Book News
"The alphabetical arrangement provides easy access to biographical information, legislation, personal accounts, regiments, and the like. . . . Highly recommended. All libraries." - Choice
"The author does an excellent job in dealing with individuals . . . the work paints a complete, at times vivid, picture of African Americans in the armed forces. The encyclopedia answers many questions likely to be raised by high school or college students and should encourage further research." - Journal of Military History
"[P]robably the best reference books anyone will find on African American's roles in United States wars. . . . The reviewer highly recommends these books for academic institutions, libraries, and anyone interested in African American history." - Reviewer's Consortium

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