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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
 

ISBN-10: 0742541142

ISBN-13: 9780742541146

Pub. Date: 07/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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.

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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

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Revolutionary War: My Liberation, Your Freedom 9

Chapter 2 War of 1812: From the Plantation to the Battlefield 29

Chapter 3 Civil War: One Shot Away from Emancipation 49

Chapter 4 Spanish-American and Philippines-American Wars: Is This a White Man's War? 77

Chapter 5 World War I: The Strange Fruit of War 103

Chapter 6 World War II: Fighting for "Our America" 137

Chapter 7 Korean War: Coming In from the Cold 179

Chapter 8 Vietnam War: Red, White, Black and Blue 209

Chapter 9 Persian Gulf War: Civil Rights, Human Wrongs 257

Chapter 10 Iraq War: Patriot Games 297

Source Acknowledgments 349

Index 355

About the Editor 373

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