The American Foreign Legion: Black Soldiers of the 93d in World War I

The American Foreign Legion: Black Soldiers of the 93d in World War IThe American Foreign Legion: Black Soldiers of the 93d in World War I by Frank E. Roberts
ISBN: 1591147344
Published by US Naval Institute Press on June 15th 2004
Genres: African American Studies, Military, United States
Pages: 259

Len's Summary: The Harlem Hell Fighters of the 369th Regiment (15th New York National Guard) were part of this division, whose individual infantry regiments fought under French command.

Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality

Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American NationalityLost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality by Richard Slotkin
ISBN: 0805081380
Published by Holt Paperbacks on October 3rd 2006
Genres: African American Studies, Military, Social Science, United States
Pages: 656

Len's Summary: A social history of two AEF units: the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment; and, the Lost Battalion of the 77th Division) made up largely of Jewish, Italian and Eastern European Americans from New York City.

The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage

The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met CourageThe Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage by Walter Dean Myers, Bill Miles
ISBN: 0060011386
Published by Amistad on July 22nd 2014
Genres: African American Studies, Military, United States, Youth-accessible
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: An unusual and well crafted book on WWI directed at juvenile readers nine to 12 years old. A good gift for your grandchildren.

Race, War, and Surveillance: African Americans and the United States

Race, War, and Surveillance: African Americans and the United StatesRace, War, and Surveillance: African Americans and the United States by Mark Ellis
ISBN: 9780253109323
Published by Indiana University Press on July 26th 2001
Genres: History, United States, General, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Military, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Race relations in America during The Great War…not a pretty sight.

“Investigate Everything”: Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I

“Investigate Everything”: Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I"Investigate Everything": Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I by Theodore Kornweibel Jr.
ISBN: 9780253340092
Published by Indiana University Press on 2002
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: By the author of Seeing Red (Indiana 1998) about Federal efforts to curb Black militancy 1919-1925 in the wake of the post-war Red Scare.

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Division in World War I and Postwar America

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Division in World War I and Postwar AmericaFighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America by Robert F. Jefferson
ISBN: 9780801888281
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on October 24th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 321

Len's Summary: The experience of the first complete all-Black division to go into combat. See also American Foreign Legion, Frank E. Roberts, Naval Institute, 2004.

Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement

Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights MovementNever Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Harper Barnes
ISBN: 9780802715753
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on June 24th 2008
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, State & Local, South, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 293

Len's Summary: History of the bloody 1917 East St. Louis, Illinois, riots against Black citizens, one of a series sparked in part by the migration of large numbers of unskilled African-American workers north in search of war work, which was not always available. East St. Louis continues to be haunted by the enormity of these events.

A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter’s Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home

A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter’s Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at HomeA More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter's Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home by Peter Nelson
ISBN: 9780465003174
Published by Basic Books on 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Social Science, Discrimination & Race Relations, African American Studies, United States
Pages: 291

Len's Summary: A new history of the celebrated 369th Infantry, a segregated New York National Guard outfit recruited almost exclusively from Harlem. A History Book Club selection.

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War IFreedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I by Adriane Lentz-Smith
ISBN: 0674062051
Published by Harvard University Press on September 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 318

Len's Summary: World War I viewed as a watershed moment in the evolving civil rights struggle in America.

Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War

Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World WarWilling Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War by Robert J. Dalessandro, Gerald Torrence
ISBN: 0764332333
Published by Schiffer Publishing on April 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, African American Studies
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Treats the organization, combat history of black troops including two infantry division, services of supply and special troops of the US Army in WWI.

Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I Era

Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I EraTorchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Chad L. Williams
ISBN: 9781469609850
Published by University of North Carolina Press on September 20th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 452

Len's Summary: An important new looks at American history through African-American eyes. Some 380 thousand African-American soldiers served in WWI mainly as uniformed manual labor struggling for equality and harboring unfulfilled hopes for a better future as full-fledged citizens. Includes powerful analysis of African-American Doughboy relations with white Frenchmen and with French African colonial soldiers. See also Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War, Schiffer, 2009.

Loyalty in a Time of Trial: The African-American Experience During World War I

Loyalty in a Time of Trial: The African-American Experience During World War ILoyalty in a Time of Trial: The African-American Experience During World War I by Nina Mjagkij
ISBN: 9780742570436
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on April 16th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 225

Len's Summary: Nearly 370,000 Black soldiers served in a segregated military while another 400,000 migrated north to work in defense industries. This service forced America to confront institutionalized segregation and racism.

Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black AmericaRed Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhirter
ISBN: 9781250009067
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 3rd 2012
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: The end of WWI witnessed a spate of lynchings sparked by white supremacy augmented by the pseudo-science of eugenics as white fears of economic integration were conflated with fears of communism. This was the greatest period of racial strife ever seen in America, but it also marked the first glimmer of the civil rights movement that erupted four decades later. Also available as a Nook book.