The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964, Second Edition

The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964, Second Edition

by Alan L. Gropman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935623557
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Series: Smithsonian History of Aviation Series Series
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alan L. Gropman is a retired Air Force colonel who served for twenty-seven years and flew more than 650 combat missions in Vietnam. He is chairman of the Department of Grand Strategy at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 1. Flying on Clipped Wings Chapter 3 Interwar Black Personnel Policy Chapter 4 World War II Personnel Policy Chapter 5 The Tuskegee Airmen Chapter 6 The 477th Bombardment Group (M) (Colored) Chapter 7 The Freeman Field Mutiny Chapter 8 The McCloy Committee Recommendations Part 9 2. Marking Time Chapter 10 The Army Studies the Postwar Role of Black Troops Chapter 11 The First Air Force Report Chapter 12 Summary Report for General Arnold Chapter 13 The Gillem Board Recommendations Chapter 14 Race Violence Chapter 15 The MacDill Riot Chapter 16 Air Force Blacks in the Postwar Period Chapter 17 Ben Davis's Air Force Part 18 3. "Unbunching" Chapter 19 The Air Force Shifts Policy Chapter 20 Political Pressure and the Election of 1948 Chapter 21 Air Force Integration Chapter 22 Changing Military Attitudes Part 23 4. Benign Neglect Chapter 24 The Korean War Chapter 25 Eisenhower and Civil Rights Chapter 26 Little Rock Air Force Base Chapter 27 Air Force Off-Base Descrimination Chapter 28 The Problem in the North Part 29 5. The Kennedy Era Chapter 30 The Gesell Committee Chapter 31 Reaction to the Gesell Report Chapter 32 Air Force Opposition Chapter 33 Air Force Equal Opportunity Efforts Chapter 34 Passage of the Civil Rights Act Chapter 35 The Air Force Marks Time Part 36 Epilogue Chapter 37 Positive Programs between 1964 and 1971 Chapter 38 The Travis Riot Part 39 Appendix: Statistics

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