Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor from the American Revolution to Today

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MBI Publishing Company, Jan 28, 2011 - Social Science - 160 pages
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This commemoration of African-Americans in the U.S. military includes contributions from W. Stephen Morris and Luther H. Smith, one of the most-celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. Other black military heroes featured in the book include Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Revolutionary War; Lt. James Reese Europe, who brought jazz music to Europe in 1918; Lt. Charity Adams, commander of the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit during World War II; and Gen. Colin Powell, who served with distinction in Vietnam, became the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, and retired a four-star general before becoming the first African-American Secretary of State.

 

 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Introduction
7
Chapter 1 The American Revolution Slavery and the Antebellum South
8
Chapter 2 The Civil War Western Expansion and Buffalo Soldiers
18
Black Officers and the New Negroes
40
Black Women at War
66
Tuskegee Airmen Soaring Above 758th Tankers Rumbling Below
78
Song of the South Pacific
94
Combat Integration and Black Power
112
Chapter 8 The Modern Era and the Evolution of Black Leadership
134
Conclusion
154
Works Cited
156
Index
157
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Robert V. Morris has been editor and publisher for the Iowa State Bystander, the oldest black newspaper west of the Mississippi River; was Des Moines Register guest editorialist on more than forty essays and several features including "The 10 Most Influential African-Americans of the 20th Century"; and co-authored Outside In: The African American History of Iowa 1830-2000. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

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