The African American Experience during World War II

The African American Experience during World War II

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442210318
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Series: African American Experience Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Neil A. Wynn is professor of 20th century American history at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, UK, and author of a number of books, including The Afro-American and the Second World War. He has also edited a number of historical dictionaries for Scarecrow Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The African American and War in Historical Context
Chapter 1: African Americans on the Eve of War: From New Negro to New Deal, 1920–1939
Chapter 2: Mobilizing for War: the Arsenal of Democracy and the Struggle for Inclusion
Chapter 3: Fighting for Freedom: Changing Military Policy and Experience, 1940–1945
Chapter 4: Conflict on the Home Front: Resistance, Riot and Social Change
Chapter 5: The Postwar Years and Changing Civil Rights: "An American Dilemma"
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Allan M. Winkler

Neil Wynn has written an outstanding account of the African American experience during World War II. Building on his own incisive earlier work and drawing on all the scholarship of the past several decades, he has given us a lively overview that is crisp and comprehensive at the same time.

Andrew E. Kersten

Neil Wynn has produced marvelous, concise—yet comprehensive—historical synthesis. The book is perceptive, nuanced, highly engaging, and richly detailed. It's a spectacular addition to the series and perfect for college classrooms.

Theresa M. Davis

The primary sources are very well chosen and the concise text is very well done!

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