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Right to Flight : History Of African Americans In The Military - 98 edition

Right to Flight : History Of African Americans In The Military (ISBN10: 030681031X; ISBN13: 9780306810312)
ISBN13: 978-0306810312
ISBN10: 030681031X

Summary: 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 rio
t. 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.
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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No



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