November 11: Home Fronts -- African-Americans

 

Topics:
  Racial Issues

Lecturer:
  Kent Germany
 
Readings:
 

Required:
Neil A. Wynn, "War and Racial Progress," Peace and Change, vol. 20 (July 1995), pp. 348-63.

Roy Wilkins, with Tom Mathews, Standing Fast: The Autobiography of Roy Wilkins (New York: Da Capo Press, 1994, 1982), pp. 165-91.


Suggested:
John W. Jeffries, Wartime America: The World War II Home Front (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1996), pp. 107-19.

A. Russell Buchanan, Black Americans in World War II (Santa Barbara: Clio Books, 1977).

Richard M. Dalfiume, Desegregation of the United States Armed Forces: Fighting on Two Fronts, 1939-1953 (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1969).

Andrew E. Kersten, Race, Jobs, and the War: The FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000).

Neil A. Wynn, The Afro-American and the Second World War (New York: Homes and Meier, 1993).

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