History of the African American Soldier
In 1920, W. Allison Sweeney wrote this book in an effort to remember the patriotic African Americans for their patriotism to America. His quest highlights their efforts in each of the American wars: The Revolutionary War, War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War and World War I. This is one of the first books ever to display the heroics of the men and women who fought especially during World War I. Many of the men displayed in this book were honored by the French for their heroism. This is considered to be one of the first civil rights books as it demonstrated how the African American military officers offered the services of their units to the Wilson Adminstration for special duties in different parts of the world. The Wilson Administration rejected the ideas that African Americans should be allowed special duties and to integrate the military. This book is a must read for anyone wanting to learn about African American history, Military history, and most of all US history.
- Paperback | 296 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 17.02mm | 852.75g
- 15 Sep 2011
- London, United Kingdom