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African American leaders such as Frederick Douglass long advocated military service as an avenue to equal citizenship for black Americans. Yet segregation in the U.S. armed forces did not officially end until President Harry Truman issued an executive order in 1948. What followed, at home and in the field, is the subject of Brotherhood in Combat, the first full-length, interdisciplinary study of the integration of the American military during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Using a wealth of oral histories from black and white soldiers and marines who served in one or both conflicts, Jeremy P. Maxwell explores racial tension - pervasive in rear units, but relatively rare on the front lines. His work reveals that in initially proving their worth to their white brethren on the battlefield, African Americans changed the prevailing attitudes of those ranking officials who could bring about changes in policy. Brotherhood in Combat also illustrates the schism over attitudes toward civil-military relations that developed between blacks who had entered the service prior to Vietnam and those who were drafted and thus brought revolutionary ideas from the continental United States to the war zone. More important, Maxwell demonstrates how even at the height of civil rights unrest at home, black and white soldiers found a sense of brotherhood in the jungles of Vietnam. Incorporating military, diplomatic, social, racial, and ethnic topics and perspectives, Brotherhood in Combat presents a remarkably thorough and finely textured account of integration as it was experienced and understood in mid-twentieth-century America.
Lizzie has fun in her older sister's bedroom trying on all her clothers and make-up and dancing to her radio.
A little boy wants to play socer with the older children and dreams of being a great success. They tell him that he is too small, but he never gives up on his dream.
'The Armed Forces Security Agency responsible for ranking current threats listed Korea fifth as an area of potential danger, behind Indochina and other countries.' So admitted US military analysts the day North Korean communist forces crossed the partition line and invaded South Korea. By 28 June 1950, Seoul had been captured by the North Korean People's Army (NKPA). However, the fall of the capital did not spell the end of the anti-communist government of Syngman Rhee, and by early July a US-led United Nations (UN) force was in place, fighting a rearguard action as NKPA forces pushed south. With UN forces trapped inside the tiny Pusan Perimeter, in mid-September the US was able to land 40,000 troops 300 kilometres to the northwest at Inchon, outflanking the North Korean advance and gaining the initiative.What followed over the next three years was the first major conflict of the Cold War era - a war that devastated the country, killed millions and displaced millions more. The fighting involved combatants from dozens of nations, with more than 20 countries sending soldiers as part of the multinational UN force. In communist North Korea, more than a million Chinese regulars fought as part of the People's Volunteer Army (PVA), while the Soviet Union supplied pilots and military hardware for the communist cause.Illustrated with 150 archival photographs, maps and illustrations, The Korean War tells the story of the three-year war from the conditions that led to the conflict to the armistice and the establishment of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) along the 38th parallel, leading to the development of the two distinct Koreas we see today.
A light-hearted look at the dominance of television in children's lives, as Njeri goes in search of her lost younger brother Jeff. This vook reinforces the value of reading for pleasure. Did you know that the 17th May is World Telecommunication Day?
The second volume of Recent Advances in Orthopedic Surgery brings clinicians and trainees fully up to date with the latest advances in their field. Divided into twelve sections, each chapter discusses new technologies and techniques for surgery in a specific orthopaedic subspecialty - hip, knee, spine, shoulder, elbow - providing a broad understanding of 'hot topics' and detail on current points of debate. A complete chapter is dedicated to new advances in sports medicine. This new volume highlights key topics such as minimally invasive approaches to spine surgery, new developments in the basic science of cartilage, implant selection in revision arthroplasty, and surgical techniques in joint preservation. Authored by renowned experts in their specialty, led by P Maxwell Courtney from the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, this book is further enhanced by clinical photographs, diagrams and tables. Key points Provides orthopaedic surgeons and trainees with latest advances in the field Covers new technologies and techniques for each orthopaedic subspecialty Internationally recognised author team Volume One (9789351521129) published in 2014
No number strikes fear into the heart of so many people like 6-6-6: the Number of the Beast. For the members of GLAHW, it also signifies its 6th full year as an independent organization of Horror Writers and aficionados, its sixth annual Halloween party, and its 6th Anthology. Special? You bet, for the coming of 666 means nearly a dozen new stories from returning members as well new bright shiny faces, bringing their own twisted interpretation of "666" to terrifying light. The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers is an organization of like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes Region, but with fingers that extend around the world. Don't be afraid... be terrified.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Cleveland Journal Of Medicine, Volume 4 Henry Swift Upson, Cleveland Medical Society, P. Maxwell Foshay History; General; History / General; Medical / History; Medicine
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Cleveland Journal Of Medicine, Volume 2 Henry Swift Upson, Cleveland Medical Society, P. Maxwell Foshay History; General; History / General; Medical / History; Medicine
This text recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 264 popes from St Peter to John Paul II. The dichotomy between the awesome dignity of the holy office and the all-too-human passions and pleasures of some of the individuals who have occupied it characterizes the narrative throughout. It provides an historical overview, showing how ultimately the Papacy has moved in a circle - from self-consciously spiritual office, through embroilment in political power and back to self-conciously spritual office again. Features of the book include: quotations from contemporary sources; datafiles for every pope listing important information such as career and family relationships; lists of main events and essays on subjects such as the excavation of St Peter's tomb; and tables of Feast Days of all the canonized Popes.
Fusing riveting testimony from African American veterans with the most incisive research of current military scholars, Black Veterans, Politics, and Civil Rights in 20th-Century America: Closing Ranks explores the intersecting characteristics of civil rights struggle and political activism that was reflected in the lives of ex-GIs throughout Twentieth Century American history. The volume examines black veterans' social and political activities throughout the 20th Century, from the World Wars, through the Korean and Vietnam War, and ends with the Persian Gulf War. Presenting the full flesh and blood experiences of black veterans who came from backgrounds and from all walks of life, each essay captures how race, gender, ethnic, class, disability, generation, and region shaped their experiences in the nation's military during times of war and how these issues profoundly affected the postwar politics they embraced while trying to realize the true meaning of equality in America. With original essays by emerging scholars in the field of study, Closing Ranks is a foundational text for reassessing the relationship between the ex-GI and the modern nation state and providing readers with a vivid window into the harsh realities that black citizen-soldiers have faced during war and its aftermath for nearly a century.
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