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A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany
     

A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany

by M. Hohn, M. Klimke
 

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ISBN-10: 0230104738

ISBN-13: 9780230104730

Pub. Date: 09/15/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This moving and beautifully illustrated book, developed from an award-winning research project, examines the experience of African-American GIs in Germany since 1945 and the unique insights they provide into the civil rights struggle at home and abroad.

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This moving and beautifully illustrated book, developed from an award-winning research project, examines the experience of African-American GIs in Germany since 1945 and the unique insights they provide into the civil rights struggle at home and abroad.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230104730
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
888,666
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Closing Ranks: World War I and the Rise of Hitler
Fighting on Two Fronts: World War II and Civil Rights
'We Will Never Go Back to the Old Way Again': African American GIs and the Occupation of Germany
Setting the Stage for Brown: Desegregating the Army in Germany
Bringing Civil Rights to East and West: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cold War Berlin
Revolutionary Alliances: The Rise of Black Power
Heroes of the Other America: East German Solidarity with the African American Freedom Struggle
A Call for Justice: The Racial Crisis in the Military and the GI Movement

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