Black Soldiers, White Wars: Black Warriors from Antiquity to the Present by William E. Alt, Betty L. Alt |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Black Soldiers, White Wars: Black Warriors from Antiquity to the Present

Black Soldiers, White Wars: Black Warriors from Antiquity to the Present

by William E. Alt
     
 

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Uses the historical role of blacks in the military to explore their struggle for racial equality on and off the battlefield.

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Uses the historical role of blacks in the military to explore their struggle for racial equality on and off the battlefield.

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Betty Alt teaches sociology at the U. of Southern Colorado; William Alt is a member of the Air Force Association and the Retired Officers Association. They provide an overview of the use of black soldiers in colonial European and U.S. armies. The text examines the history of military service as a major avenue for social and economic mobility for blacks, and the development of black equality from segregated noncombat roles to full membership in combat units. The authors also discuss the issue of disproportionate representation of blacks in the Vietnam War, and recent charges of discrimination in the military. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313065132
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
407 KB

Meet the Author

William E. Alt (Col. Ret. USAF) is a member of the Air Force Association and the Retired Officers Association, and is a past president and current member of the Colorado State Soil Conservation Board.

Betty L. Alt is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Southern Colorado. Her publications include Uncle Sam's Brides (1990), Campfollowing (1991), Weeping Violins (1996), Slaughter in Cell House 3 (1997) and Wicked Women (2001).

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