Black members of the military served in every war, conflict and military engagement between 1861 and 1948. Beyond serving only as enlisted soldiers and non-commissioned officers, many also served as commissioned officers in positions of leadership and authority. This book offers the first complete and conclusive work to specifically examine the history of black commissioned officers.
1. The Native Guards 2. House Resolution 675 3. Limited Success, 1864-65 4. The West Point Years 1870-1889 5. The West and the Spanish-American War Years 6. A Campaign for Bars & A Brief Side Show 7. Fort Des Moines 8. Into the Fray, Success or Failure 9. Full Share 10. Attack and Counterattack: The Interwar Years 11. The Gate Opens 12. West Point and Annapolis Revisited 13. The United States Army 14. The Army Air Corps 15. The United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard 16. Women Go to War 17. Epilogue: War's End to EO 9981. Appendix I: Black Commissioned Officers 1861-1865. Appendix II: Blacks Nominated to the USMA 1870-1877. Appendix III: Black Commissioned Officers During World War I.
Series: Routledge Studies in African American History
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 13th January 2014
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.52