Loyalty in Time of Trial : The African American Experience During World War I Paperback / softback
by Nina Mjagkij
Part of the The African American Experience Series series
In one of the few book-length treatments of the subject, Nina Mjagkij conveys the full range of the African American experience during the "Great War." Prior to World War I, most African Americans did not challenge the racial status quo.
But nearly 370,000 black soldiers served in the military during the war, and some 400,000 black civilians migrated from the rural South to the urban North for defense jobs.
Following the war, emboldened by their military service and their support of the war on the home front, African Americans were determined to fight for equality.
These two factors forced America to confront the impact of segregation and racism.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Publication Date: 28/11/2014
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780742570443
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