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The Resource War! what is it good for? : black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq, Kimberley L. Phillips, (electronic book)

War! what is it good for? : black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq, Kimberley L. Phillips, (electronic book)

Label
War! what is it good for? : black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq
Title
War! what is it good for?
Title remainder
black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Kimberley L. Phillips
Title variation
Black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"African Americans' long campaign for 'the right to fight' forced Harry Truman to issue his 1948 executive order calling for equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces. In War! What Is It Good For?, Kimberley Phillips examines how blacks' participation in the nation's wars after Truman's order and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship galvanized a vibrant antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom. Using an array of sources -- from newspapers and government documents to literature, music, and film -- and tracing the period from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Phillips considers how federal policies that desegregated the military also maintained racial, gender, and economic inequalities. Since 1945, the nation's need for military labor, blacks' unequal access to employment, and discriminatory draft policies have forced black men into the military at disproportionate rates. While mainstream civil rights leaders considered the integration of the military to be a civil rights success, many black soldiers, veterans, and antiwar activists perceived war as inimical to their struggles for economic and racial justice and sought to reshape the civil rights movement into an antiwar black freedom movement. Since the Vietnam War, Phillips argues, many African Americans have questioned linking militarism and war to their concepts of citizenship, equality, and freedom."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Kimberley L.
Dewey number
355.0089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB418.A47
LC item number
P45 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • African American soldiers
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War and society
  • United States
Label
War! what is it good for? : black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq, Kimberley L. Phillips, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where are the Negro soldiers? The Double V Campaign and the segregated military -- Jim Crow shock and the second front, 1945-1950 -- Glory on the battlefield: the Korean war, Cold War civil rights, and the paradox of Black military service -- Did the battlefield kill Jim Crow? Black freedom struggles, the Korean War, and the Cold War military -- Machine gun blues: Black America and the Vietnam War -- Sing no more of war: Black freedom struggles and antiwar activism, 1960-1973 -- An epilogue about the United States and wars in medias res. Live from the front lines: military policy and soldiers' rap from Iraq
Control code
ebr10521876
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 343 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780807835029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
War! what is it good for? : black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq, Kimberley L. Phillips, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where are the Negro soldiers? The Double V Campaign and the segregated military -- Jim Crow shock and the second front, 1945-1950 -- Glory on the battlefield: the Korean war, Cold War civil rights, and the paradox of Black military service -- Did the battlefield kill Jim Crow? Black freedom struggles, the Korean War, and the Cold War military -- Machine gun blues: Black America and the Vietnam War -- Sing no more of war: Black freedom struggles and antiwar activism, 1960-1973 -- An epilogue about the United States and wars in medias res. Live from the front lines: military policy and soldiers' rap from Iraq
Control code
ebr10521876
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 343 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780807835029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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