Afro-American & the Second World War

by Neil A. Wynn

Book review

The definitive account of black Americans in World War II and its aftermath, The Afro-American and the Second World War has been expanded to include the wartime experience of black women, how demographic change reshaped the South, and other issues. In addition to providing a close look at the African American experience in the armed forces, the author discusses the widespread wartime discrimination at glaring odds with American claims to social equality and democracy; the resulting "war on two fronts" in which black newspapers, literature, and songs reiterated the demand for equal citizenship rights; the psychological impact of the war; and the protest campaigns launched by blacks during these years.

PublisherHolmes & Meier Publishers
Release date 01.07.1993
Pages count250
File size1.7 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating3 (1 votes)