The History of African-Americans in the Military: Double V

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Krieger Publishing Company, 1991 - History - 182 pages
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Designed as a small, easily read text for undergraduates, this book deals with the black soldier, from the use of slaves in the military units of the Spanish Conquistadores and the English and Dutch colonists in the seventeenth century, to the induction of General Colin Powell as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the fall of 1989. The work focuses on a number of themes including the irony of the black soldier fighting for the American concepts of freedom and liberty on the field of battle and not free himself from the racial abuses of the American social system. Intended as a supplemental reading, this book is ideal for military history courses, black history courses, or even United States survey courses.

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Contents

Slavery War and the Origins of Patterns
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African
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The Black Soldier
23
Copyright

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Gary Donaldson has more than 35 years experience in executive, program, project and consultant leadership positions across federal, state, DoD, commercial, university-affiliated, health care, non-profit, and technology sectors, including 10 years with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). His expertise is strategic organizational change, user-adoption, and workforce performance improvement. Mr. Donaldson served as graduate faculty at Johns Hopkins University, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, and consultant faculty to numerous universities throughout the United States. He holds masters degrees from Boston College and American University with a combined focus in organizational behavior, workplace learning, and performance improvement. Mr. Donaldson is author of "Creating and Adding Value: Redefining the Organization," in Quality Performance in Human Services: Leadership, Values and Vision (G. Gardner & S. Nudler, eds.), Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing; Work Programs for Enhancing Cognitive Performance Components, in Work Practice: International Perspectives (Jacobs & Pratt, eds.), Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann; and Toward Supported Employment: A Process Guide for Planned Change (Gardner, J., Chapman, M., Donaldson, G., Jacobson, S), Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing. His most recent co-authored book CTOs at Work, Apress(r) is a collection of interviews with some of the world's leading CTOs.

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