Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor

Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493031740
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 478,342
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert F. Jefferson, Jr. is an associate professor of history and at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Jefferson holds the PhD in American history from the University of Michigan. Originally from South Carolina, he currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, please visit www.robertjeffersonjr.com

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 "For Honor, Duty, and Liberty": Heroes of the Civil War (1862-1865) 1

Chapter 2 Frontier Honor: Heroes of the Indian Wars (1867-1897) 23

Chapter 3 "Honor to the Race": Black Loyalists and the American Wars for Empire in Cuba and the Philippines (1898-1917) 43

Chapter 4 Carrying the Banner of Hope: Heroes from the War to End All Wars (1917-1918) 67

Chapter 5 Seizing the Hero's Mantle: Heroes in World War II (1941-1945) 91

Chapter 6 Cold War Civil Rights Warriors: The Korean War and Black Portraits of Bravery? (1950-1953) 117

Chapter 7 Soldiers in the Second Indochina War: The Vietnam War and Black Heroism under Fire (1965-1973) 135

Epilogue Keeping the Faith: Lessons of Black Heroism for Twenty-First-Century America 161

Panthean of Heroes 167

Appendix 189

Endnotes 199

Index 223

Photo Credits 231

About the Author 232

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