Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War

Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World WarRich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War by Jeanette Keith
ISBN: 0807828971
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 1st 2004
Genres: Social Science, United States
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Anti-war sentiment, draft evasion racism, and the split between (predominantly) rural and urban southerners over World War I. Draws heavily oh local draft records to assert that Southern selective service boards often discriminated against poor whites to protect cheap black local sources of labor (sharecroppers) while at the same time drafting black landowners farming in competition with whites.

The Enemy’s House Divided

The Enemy’s House DividedThe Enemy's House Divided by Charles De Gaulle, Robert Eden
ISBN: 0807826669
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 11th 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Western, World War I
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Analyses Germany’s defeat in 1918, first published in 1924 (translation).

Trench Warfare Under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

Trench Warfare Under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland CampaignTrench Warfare Under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign by Earl J. Hess
ISBN: 0807831549
Published by University of North Carolina Press on September 24th 2007
Genres: History, United States, Civil War Period (1850-1877), Military, Strategy
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: The ever expanding Civil War use of trenches and other field works in the battles for Richmond from The Wilderness to Cold Harbor presaged both the Russo-Japanese War and WWI. A second volume will cover the Petersburg Campaign.

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.