McGuire's study fills a major gap in social histories of the Second World War by placing Hastie's role in proper historical perspective. He demonstrates that, although he is largely ignored in the published literature, Hastie did more to effect changes in the placement, training, and promotion of black soldiers than any other single individual in the history of the American armed forces prior to World War II. Throughout, McGuire makes liberal use of primary source materials and comments from soldiers and other key figures to reinforce his argument.
|Series:||Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies Series , #11|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
PHILLIP McGUIRE is Associate Professor of U.S. History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The author of Taps for a Jim Crow Army, his numerous articles have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Military Affairs, Journal of Negro History, Phylon, and The Researcher.
Table of Contents
On the Eve of Progress: Hastie and Black Protest Leadership
The Anguish of Hastie's War Department Experiences
Hastie and the Nadir of Uncle Sam's Black Soldiers
Hastie and the Apparent End of a Painful Quest
The Conclusion: Shifts in Military Policy