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by Maurice Isserman,Maggi M. Morehouse

Fighting in the Jim Crow Army is filled with first-hand accounts of everyday life in 1940s America. The soldiers of the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions speak of segregation in the military and racial attitudes in army facilities stateside and abroad. The individual battles of black soldiers reveal a compelling tale of discrimination, triumph, resistance, and camaraderie. What emerges from the multitude of voices is a complex and powerful story of individuals who served their country and subsequently made demands to be recognized as full-fledged citizens. Morehouse, whose father served in the 93rd Infantry Division, has built a rich historical account around personal interviews and correspondence with soldiers, National Archive documents, and military archive materials. Augmented with historical and recent photographs, Fighting in the Jim Crow Army combines individual recollections with official histories to form a vivid picture of life in the segregated Army. In the historiography of World War II very little has emerged from the perspective of the black foot soldier. Morehouse allows the participants to tell the tale of the watershed event of their participation in World War II as well as the ongoing black freedom struggle.
Download Fighting in the Jim Crow Army: Black Men and Women Remember World War II epub
ISBN: 0742548058
ISBN13: 978-0742548053
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Maurice Isserman,Maggi M. Morehouse
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2006)
Pages: 272 pages
ePUB size: 1329 kb
FB2 size: 1228 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 513
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Purchased for my father, who served in the 92nd during WWII. I haven't read it yet, but my father has been enjoying it. Even found references of persons he knew and served with during the war. Here, there are little or unknown facts about the Black soldier, and the racism that they endured fighting and dying for a nation that didn't fully recognize them, or their contributions.
Some times the struggle goes on forever. The author brings to light the what it was like in WW2
It is very difficult to find information about black troops in WWII. They were segregated, discriminated and suffered from violence and brutality. Your book has details and research about the blacks and the Jim Crow Laws. I found specifics regarding Camp Livingston and Camp Claiborne in Louisiana which will assist me in finishing my research. I found your book very helpful and insightful.
Haven't read it yet but its what i was looking for.
I am interested in the experiences of blacks in the US military from colonial times to the present. I found this story of black men and women in the military in WWII interesting because my father faced the same sorts of challenges in the Navy at the time. I appreciate that this author, unlike some, does not condescend to her subjects. This is not a military history of the two black divisions. You would have to look elsewhere for that, but the author does a good job of telling and showing what it was like for some black folks in the Army at the time. There are novels and other histories that would tell about others' experiences in other branches of the military, such as the Tuskegee Airmen, and of people like Jackie Robinson. But for a story of some black people's experiences in these two divisions, I highly recommend this book.