Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness

Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness

by Richard Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719069857
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 03/02/2005
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Richard Smith teaches in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Degeneration and male hysteria: the wartime crisis of white masculinity

2. 'The cannon's summoning roar': Jamaica and the outbreak of war

3. The recruitment of Jamaican volunteers

4. Jamaican soldiers in Europe and the Middle East

5. 'Their splendid physical proportions': the black soldier in the white imagination

6. Discrimination and mutiny

7. Military endeavour, nationalism and Pan-Africanism

Index

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