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The African American Experience during World War II - The African American History Series (Hardback)
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The African American Experience during World War II - The African American History Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 16/06/2010
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World War II was crucial in the development of the emerging Civil Rights movement, whether through the economic and social impact of the war, or through demands for equality in the military. This period was characterized by an intense transformation of black hopes and expectations, encouraged by real socio-economic shifts and departures in federal policy. During the war, black self consciousness found powerful expression in new movements such as the "Double V" campaign that linked the fight for democracy at home for the fight for democracy abroad.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442200166
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 239 x 161 x 16 mm


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Wynn's evenhanded analysis of the paradoxical nature of African-Americans' wartime experience yields a balance between the hard-won successes . . . and the inevitable setbacks. . . . A diverse selection of [documents] enhances the survey's value for general readers. * Publishers Weekly *
Neil Wynn has produced marvelous, concise-yet comprehensive-historical synthesis. The book is perceptive, nuanced, highly engaging, and richly detailed. It's a spectacular addition to the series and perfect for college classrooms. -- Andrew E. Kersten, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
[The author's] info-packed narrative of the black experience in WWII would acquaint [readers] with the shape of the subject. . . . Wynn provides essential context for well-known topics such as the Tuskegee Airmen. * Booklist *
Neil Wynn has written an outstanding account of the African American experience during World War II. Building on his own incisive earlier work and drawing on all the scholarship of the past several decades, he has given us a lively overview that is crisp and comprehensive at the same time. -- Allan M. Winkler, distinguished professor of history, Miami University of Ohio
In addition to a thorough and concise synthetic narrative, this book contains a chronology of significant events in African American history from 1938 until 1948, forty pages of documents, and a seven-page annotated bibliography. * The Kentucky Historical Society *
The primary sources are very well chosen and the concise text is very well done! -- Theresa M. Davis, University of Mount Union

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