The Right To Fight: A History Of African Americans In The Military

The Right To Fight: A History Of African Americans In The Military

by Gerald Astor

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The Right To Fight: A History Of African Americans In The Military by Gerald Astor


From the birth of the United States, African American men and women have fought and died in defense of a nation that has often denied them many fundamental rights of citizenship. Now Gerald Astor has chronicled their efforts and accomplishments in this critically acclaimed survey. From Crispus Attucks, the first casualty of the American Revolution, to fighters on both sides of the Civil War, Astor moves to the postwar Indian campaigns and the infamous Brownsville riot. He also documents the prejudices and grievous wrongs that have kept African Americans from service—and finally traces their ascent to the highest levels. The Right to Fight is a groundbreaking contribution to American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306810312
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/24/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 955,876
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author


Gerald Astor is a prominent military historian and author whose previous books include A Blood-Dimmed Tide, The Greatest War, and The Mighty Eighth. He lives near New York City.

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