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Freedom Struggles

African Americans and World War I

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$27.00 • £21.95 • €24.50

ISBN 9780674062054

Publication Date: 09/30/2011


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 halftones


  • Illustrations*
  • Introduction: Studying War
  • 1. World on Fire
  • 2. Fighting the Southern Huns
  • 3. Men in the Making
  • 4. At War in the Terrestrial Heaven
  • 5. The World’s Experience
  • 6. Saving Sergeant Caldwell
  • 7. Forewarned is Forearmed
  • Epilogue: The Fruit of Conquest
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • African American recruits at Camp Gordon
    • World War I poster
    • Houston street map, ca. 1913
    • First court martial, San Antonio, Texas, November 1917
    • Addie Hunton with soldiers in France
    • Men lining up to join the 8th Illinois National Guard, Chicago
    • Kathryn Johnson with members of the AEF
    • Soldiers building a railroad in France
    • African American soldiers made welcome by French children
    • Injured African American receiving ministrations from white nurse and hostility from fellow soldiers
    • Colonial laborers in Brittany, France
    • Edgar Caldwell. Crisis, March 1920
    • James Cobb, Caldwell’s lawyer
    • Charles Hamilton Houston presenting a brief, 1930s
    • Rayford Logan, the internationalist, in the late 1940s
    • “Mr. Prejudice” by Horace Pippin

Awards & Accolades

  • Honor Book, 2010 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards, Nonfiction Category
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