If We Must Die: African American Voices on War and Peace

If We Must Die: African American Voices on War and Peace

by Karin L. Stanford
     
 

If We Must Die is a narrative and compilation of commentaries by African American leaders, intellectuals, and average citizens on wars fought by the United States. The book uses the rich material of political and social commentary as it seeks to articulate the concerns, mood, and memory of African Americans in the context of global political realities. Organized

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If We Must Die is a narrative and compilation of commentaries by African American leaders, intellectuals, and average citizens on wars fought by the United States. The book uses the rich material of political and social commentary as it seeks to articulate the concerns, mood, and memory of African Americans in the context of global political realities. Organized chronologically, by America's major wars, If We Must Die offers an impressively wide array of viewpoints from such diverse figures as Molly Pitcher, Phyllis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742541146
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Revolutionary War: My Liberation, Your Freedom
Chapter 2; War of 1812: From the Plantation to the Battlefield
Chapter 3: The Civil War: One Shot Away from Emancipation
Chapter 4: Spanish-American and Philippines War: Is This a White Man's War
Chapter 5: World War I: The Strange Fruit of War
Chapter 6: World War II: Fighting for "Our America"
Chapter 7: Korean War: Coming in from the Cold
Chapter 8: Vietnam War: Red, White, Black, and Blue
Chapter 9: Persian Gulf War: Civil Rights/Human Wrongs
Chapter 10: Iraq War: Patriot Games

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