Description - Hidden Heroism by Robert B. Edgerton
An accessible and well-informed tour through a little-known, important aspect of race in American history. In 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. 0813337895 Death or Glory : the Legacy of the Crimean War
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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 socio logical, anthropological, and historical topics, i ncluding, most recently, Africas Armies. He lives in Los Angeles, California, where he tea ches anthropology at the UCLA School of Medicine.