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Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Chan (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 08/01/2019
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Standing Up Against Hate tells the stories of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in World War II. They quickly discovered that they faced as many obstacles in the armed forces as they did in everyday life. However, they refused to back down. They interrupted careers and left family, friends, and loved ones to venture into unknown and sometimes dangerous territory. They survived racial prejudice and discrimination with dignity, succeeded in jobs women had never worked before, and made crucial contributions to the military war effort. The book centers around Charity Adams, who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas and became the highest ranking African American woman in the military by the end of the war. Along with Adams's story are those of other black women who played a crucial role in integrating the armed forces. Their tales are both inspiring and heart-wrenching. The book includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.

Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419731600
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


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"the text is accessible for middle school and high school historians who are intrigued by institutional racism or women in the military for research. It profiles milestones in the 6888th's preparation and deployment, providing a well-researched understanding of the time period for black women in the military. The book is a gem."--School Library Connection

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