Black Soldiers in America's Wars
By (author) Robert B. Edgerton
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Hidden Heroism by Robert B. Edgerton
Book DescriptionIn Hidden Heroism, Robert Edgerton investigates the history of Afro-American participation in American wars, from the French and Indian War to the present. He argues that blacks in American society have long-suffered from a "natural coward" stereotype that is implicit in the racism propagated from America's earliest days, and often intensified as blacks slowly received freedom in American society. For instance, blacks served admirably in various wars, returned home after their service to short-term recognition, and then soon found themselves even more seriously entrenched in a racist system because they were perceived as a threat to whites. This was true, Edgerton argues, until the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam, though the stereotypes have not been fully eradicated. In this book, Edgerton provides an accessible and well-informed tour through this little-known, but significant aspect of race in American military history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813340258
(229mm x 153mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert B. Edgerton
Companion to Psychological Anthropology, Paperback (September 2007)
This Companion provides the first definitive overview of psycho-cultural anthropology: a subject that focuses on cultural, psychological, and social interrelations across cultures.
Africa's Armies, Paperback (October 2004)
The history of Africa's armies, from the heroic units of the pre-colonial and colonial eras to the corrupt and inglorious forces of the years following independence
Death or Glory, Paperback (April 2000)
A social history of one of the most tragically botched military campaigns in modern European history--and the most immediate precedent to the American Civil War.
Warriors of the Rising Sun, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Robert B. Edgerton
Traces the Japanese military's evolution from chivalrous soldiers to a brutal killers.
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Author Biography - Robert B. Edgerton
Robert B. Edgerton is the author of more than twenty other books on a variety of sociological, anthropological, and historical topics, most recently Hidden Heroism (Westview 2001). He also teaches anthropology at the UCLA School of Medicine.
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