Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military

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Simon and Schuster, 1989 - Political Science - 424 pages
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Nalty tells of the heroic deeds and humiliating obstacles confronting black fighting forces and shows how black protest, civil unrest, military manpower needs, war, and peace have interacted over 200 years to create an integrated, yet racially troubled, American military establishment. 25 black-and-white photos.
  

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Contents

Abiding Strength for an Unending Fight
1
Toward a Black Identity
3
Service in Time of Slavery
19
Civil War and Emancipation
29
Reaction in the South Action in the West
47
To Hell with Spain
63
A Great White Fleet
78
A Racial Battleground in Texas
87
The Naval Service in World War
184
A Postwar Transition
204
Failed Policies
218
Politics and Principle
235
Racial Integration Affirmed
255
Black Americans Force the Issue
270
From Nonviolence to Violence
287
Turbulence in the Armed Forces
303

The Results of Closing Ranks
107
Oppression Indifference and a Surge of Activism
125
The Armys Black Eagles
143
Integrating the Fighting Though Not the Army
162
Emphasis on Education
318
Volunteers Racial Representation
333
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Nalty is a historian in teh Office of Air Force History.

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