Taps for a Jim Crow army: letters from black soldiers in World War II

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Many black soldiers serving in the U.S. Army during World War II hoped that they might make permanent gains as a result of their military service and their willingness to defend their country. They were soon disabused of such illusions. Taps for a Jim Crow Army is a powerful collection of letters written by black soldiers in the 1940s to various government and nongovernment officials. The soldiers expressed their disillusionment, rage, and anguish over the discrimination and segregation they experienced in the Army. Most black troops were denied entry into army specialist schools; black officers were not allowed to command white officers; black soldiers were served poorer food and were forced to ride Jim Crow military buses into town and to sit in Jim Crow base movie theaters. In the South, German POWs could use the same latrines as white American soldiers, but blacks could not. The original foreword by Benjamin Quarles, professor emeritus of history at Morgan State University, and a new foreword by Bernard C. Nalty, the chief historian in the Office of Air Force History, offer rich insights into the world of these soldiers.

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subject_facet , African American soldiers, African American soldiers -- Correspondence, Armed Forces -- African American troops, Biographies, Electronic books, HISTORY -- Europe -- Western, History, Krijgsmacht, Military participation -- African American, Personal correspondence, Personal narratives, Racism, Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources, Rassen (mens), Rassendiskriminierung, Records and correspondence, SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies, Schwarze, Soldat, Sources, USA, United States, United States -- Armed Forces -- African American troops, United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life, United States. -- Army, United States. -- Army -- African American troops -- History -- Sources, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Sources, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
title_display Taps for a Jim Crow army : letters from black soldiers in World War II
title_full Taps for a Jim Crow army : letters from black soldiers in World War II / Phillip McGuire ; with a foreword by Benjamin Quarles, Taps for a Jim Crow army : letters from black soldiers in World War II / Phillip McGuire, editor ; with forewords by Benjamin Quarles and Bernard Nalty
title_short Taps for a Jim Crow army :
title_sub letters from black soldiers in World War II
topic_facet African American, African American Studies, African American soldiers, African American troops, Armed Forces, Ethnic Studies, HISTORY, History, Krijgsmacht, Military life, Military participation, Participation, African American, Racism, Rassen (mens), Rassendiskriminierung, SOCIAL SCIENCE, Soldat, Western, World War, 1939-1945