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African American Experience in Vietnam - Brothers in Arms

English · Paperback / Softback

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Klappentext In this book James E. Westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Service in the military started as a demonstration of the merits of integration as blacks competed with whites on a near equal basis for the first time. Military service! especially service in Vietnam! helped shape modern black culture and fostered a sense of black solidarity in the Armed Forces. But as the war progressed! racial violence became a major problem for the Armed Forces as they failed to keep pace with the sweeping changes in civilian society. Despite the boasts of the Department of Defense! personal and institutional racism remained endemic to the system. Westheider tells this story expertly and accessibly by providing the history and background of African American participation in the U.S. Armed Forces then following all the way through to the experience of African Americans returning home from the Vietnam war. Zusammenfassung Explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam.

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Authors James E. Westheider, James Edward Westheider
Assisted by Nina Mjagkij (Editor), Jacqueline M. Moore (Editor)
Publisher Rowman and Littlefield
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 20.07.2007
EAN 9780742545328
ISBN 978-0-7425-4532-8
No. of pages 200
Dimensions 152 mm x 229 mm x 13 mm
Series The African American History Series
African American History (Rowm
The African American Experience Series
The African American Experience Series
African American History (Rowm
Subjects Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous
Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political administration

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