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  1. The Black Officer Corps

    A History of Black Military Advancement from Integration through Vietnam

    By Isaac Hampton II

    The U.S. Armed Forces started integrating its services in 1948, and with that push, more African Americans started rising through the ranks to become officers, although the number of black officers has always been much lower than African Americans’ total percentage in the military....

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Freedom to Serve

    Truman, Civil Rights, and Executive Order 9981

    By Jon E. Taylor

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, African American leaders pushed for inclusion in the war effort and, after the war, they mounted a concerted effort to integrate the armed services. Harry S. Truman’s decision to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, which resulted in the integration...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Modern African American Political Thought Reader

    From David Walker to Barack Obama

    Edited by Angela Jones

    The Modern African American Political Thought Reader compiles the work of great African American political thinkers throughout the twentieth century and up through today to show the development of black political thought and trace the interconnectedness of each person's ideas through...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Frederick Douglass

    Reformer and Statesman

    By L. Diane Barnes

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in February, 1818. From these humble beginnings, Douglass went on to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He was the most prominent African American activist of the...

    Published August 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Haitian History

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

    Series: Rewriting Histories

    Despite Haiti's proximity to the United States, and its considerable importance to our own history, Haiti barely registered in the historic consciousness of most Americans until recently. Those who struggled to understand Haiti's suffering in the earthquake of 2010 often spoke of it as the poorest...

    Published August 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity

    Celtic Soul Brothers

    By Lauren Onkey

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity analyzes the long history of imagined and real relationships between the Irish and African-Americans since the mid-nineteenth century in popular culture and literature. Irish writers and political activists have often claimed - and thereby created - a "...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Red Activists and Black Freedom

    James and Esther Jackson and the Long Civil Rights Revolution

    Edited by David Levering Lewis, Michael H. Nash, Daniel J. Leab

    This book deals with the forgotten history of the civil rights movement. The American Left played a significant part in the origins of that movement, whose history has traditionally been focused on the later 1940's and early 1950's. This approach needs serious re-thinking in light of what took...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow’s Teachers

    By Hilton Kelly

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book explores a profoundly negative narrative about legally segregated schools in the United States being "inherently inferior" compared to their white counterparts. However, there are overwhelmingly positive counter-memories of these schools as "good and valued" among former students,...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Race, Social Science and the Crisis of Manhood, 1890-1970

    We are the Supermen

    By Malinda Alaine Lindquist

    Series: Routledge Studies in African American History

    Black Social Science and the Crisis of Manhood, 1890-1970 describes the young black male crisis, why we are largely unfamiliar with the story of the black superman, and why this matters to contemporary debates. It does so by returning to the work of those original black social scientists to explore...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The African American People

    A Global History

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    The African American People is the first history of the African American people to take a global look at the role African Americans have played in the world. Author Molefi Kete Asante synthesizes the familiar tale of history’s effect on the African people who found themselves forcibly part of the...

    Published December 4th 2011 by Routledge