Fighting for Their Country: Minorities at War: Minority Soldiers Fighting in World War I, 1st Edition

  • Derek L. Miller
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502626578
  • ISBN-13: 9781502626578
  • DDC: 940.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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During WWI, American minority soldiers fought in segregated units under white American officers. Some of these units fell under American command and others under French command. There was a marked difference in the way that these soldiers were treated, often French commanders extended a level of respect to their minority troops that American commanders did not. The difference in soldiers’ experiences was symptomatic of the racism minorities faced on the home front. This book looks at the valor of minority soldiers, what life was like before and after the war, and the way cultural shifts began when minority soldiers fought alongside Europeans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The World Goes to War.
1: Life at Home.
2: The Course of the War.
3: The Harlem Hellfighters.
4: The 371st Infantry Regiment.
5: A Hero's Welcome?.
Further Information.
About the Author.