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.

Harlem’s Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War I

Harlem’s Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War IHarlem's Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War I by Stephen L. Harris
ISBN: 9781574883862
Published by Potomac Books on June 6th 2003
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Social Science, Ethnic Studies
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: By the author of Duty, Honor, Privilege — New York City’s Silk Stocking Regiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line. Look for a review by Doug Fisher in a future issue of ‘Stand To!’

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.

To the Line of Fire: Mexican Texans and World War I

To the Line of Fire: Mexican Texans and World War ITo the Line of Fire: Mexican Texans and World War I by José A. Ramírez
ISBN: 9781603441360
Published by Texas A&M University Press on October 5th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, State & Local, Social Science, Discrimination & Race Relations, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic American Studies
Pages: 191

Len's Summary: An examination of mixed Mexican reactions to the war and veterans efforts to overcome discrimination in the post war era.

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917 by Jeff Patrick
ISBN: 1603440968
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 10th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, United States, State & Local, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic American Studies
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: This memoir offers a look at a professional soldier’s life and attitudes in the early 20th century.

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.

Americans All!: Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War I

Americans All!: Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War IAmericans All!: Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War I by Nancy Gentile Ford
ISBN: 9781603441322
Published by Texas A&M University Press on January 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Emigration & Immigration, Ethnic Studies
Pages: 214

Len's Summary: New paperback edition of a book nominated for the Army Historical Association Distinguished Book Award for 2001. A surge of immigrant draftees in 1917 permanently challenged the way the US Army approached citizenship training.

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.

Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town

Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish TownRebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town by Christopher de Bellaigue
ISBN: 9780143118848
Published by Penguin Books on March 29th 2011
Genres: History, Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, General, Travel, Turkey
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: A look at the Armenian massacres of 1915 and the ongoing conflict among Turks, Kurds and Armenians through the history of a single town, Varta, near Erzurum in eastern Anatolia some 700 miles from Constantinople.

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.

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great WarStrangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War by Guoqi Xu
ISBN: 9780674049994
Published by Harvard University Press on March 20th 2011
Genres: History, Asia, General, Military, World War I, World, Modern, 20th Century, Social Science, Minority Studies, Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: The story of 140 thousand illiterate Chinese contract coolie laborers contracted by the British and French for service behind the lines in France and Flanders; revolutionary China’s major contribution to WWI made in an effort to stave off powerful external threats from Japan and other powers.

For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War

For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World WarFor King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War by Timothy C. Winegard
ISBN: 9780887557286
Published by University of Manitoba Press on January 15th 2012
Genres: History, Canada, General, Military, World War I, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: How national politics and international forces shaped the experiences of some 4,000 native Canadians who served in the Canadian forces from 1914 to 1919.