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African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms

African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms - 07 edition

African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780742545328

ISBN10: 0742545326

African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms by James E. Westheider - ISBN 9780742545328
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No
African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms by James E. Westheider - ISBN 9780742545328

ISBN13: 9780742545328

ISBN10: 0742545326

Edition: 07

Summary

In this book James Westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Service in the military started as a demonstration of the merits of integration as blacks competed with whites on a near equal basis for the first time. Yet as the war in Vietnam progressed, many black recruits felt isolated and threatened in an institution controlled almost totally by whites. Consequently, many blacks no longer viewed the military as a professional opportunity, but an undue burden on the black community.

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