Freedom Struggles

Freedom Struggles

by Adriane Danette Lentz-Smith

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Freedom Struggles by Adriane Danette Lentz-Smith

For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world beyond Jim Crow. They returned home to join activists working to make that world real. In narrating the efforts of African American soldiers and activists to gain full citizenship rights as recompense for military service, Adriane Lentz-Smith illuminates how World War I mobilized a generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674054189
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,108,866
File size: 616 KB

About the Author

Adriane Lentz-Smith is Assistant Professor of History at Duke University.

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