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_displayTaps for a Jim Crow army : letters from black soldiers in World War II
title_fullTaps 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_shortTaps for a Jim Crow army
title_subletters from black soldiers in World War II
topic_facetAfrican 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