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African American Soldiers and the Origins of Korean Transnational Adoption

Kori A. Graves

in A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479872329
eISBN:
9781479891276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872329.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

African American soldiers took part in the child-centered humanitarian efforts that developed during the Korean War. The efforts that all soldiers made to provide food, clothing, shelter, and ... More


“It Could Just as Well Be Me”: Japanese American and African American GIs in the Army Diary

Matthew M. Briones

in Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how Kikuchi found army life somewhat of a rude awakening after having spent two years living in Chicago, working on his master's degree in social work, and conducting research ... More


“To Go and Help Be Free” Migration and the Black Military Experience

Leslie A. Schwalm

in Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832912
eISBN:
9781469605579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894125_schwalm.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on African American soldiers. Black soldiers and sailors helped turn the tide of war and proved instrumental in the Union's victory over the South. Soldiering also turned the ... More


The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Mark Whalan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

More than 200,000 African American soldiers fought in World War I, and returning troops frequently spoke of “color-blind” France. Such cosmopolitan experiences, along with the brutal, often ... More


The Heroic Substitute: African American Writers and the Formation of Black Citizen-Soldiers

Colleen Glenney Boggs

in Patriotism by Proxy: The Civil War Draft and the Cultural Formation of Citizen-Soldiers, 1863-1865

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863670
eISBN:
9780191896071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863670.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

For white men, conscription posed a racially destabilizing proximity to enslavement; for African Americans, it opened up possibilities of citizenship and inclusion in the state’s population. ... More


The Racial Borderlands of the Korean War

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter brings together an array of Korean War novels, authored by US writers of color, to engage in a counterhegemonic project of cultural memory that explores the conflict’s significance for ... More


Contracts of War: September 1864–April 1865

Brian Taylor

in Fighting for Citizenship: Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659770
eISBN:
9781469659794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659770.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers black soldiers’ agitation against unequal treatment from the US Army, including inferior pay and lack of access to promotion, and the Confederacy’s refusal to treat black soldiers ... More


“Tan Yanks” and Black Korea: Military Multiculturalism and Race War in Movies and the Press

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes cinematic and journalistic depictions of the Korean War that centered on the role played by African American soldiers serving in integrated combat units. Heroic depictions of ... More


Decision Time: January–August 1863

Brian Taylor

in Fighting for Citizenship: Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659770
eISBN:
9781469659794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659770.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the months when US officials first authorized black enlistment on a large scale. This forced black men to decide whether they wanted to fight for the United States, and ... More


Making Black Service Matter: 1865–1883

Brian Taylor

in Fighting for Citizenship: Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659770
eISBN:
9781469659794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659770.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter deals with black activists’ post-war campaign to convince federal officials to encode black citizenship and political rights in law. Black military service during the Civil War served as ... More


Raising and Training the Black Regiments

Richard M. Reid

in Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how the four regiments of African American soldiers raised in North Carolina during the Civil War offer a range of insights into the ways in which black units were organized and ... More


“He’s a South Korean When He’s Running with You, and He’s a North Korean When He’s Running after You”: Military Orientalism and Military Humanitarianism

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Through a carefully contextualized analysis of Samuel Fuller’s 1951 film The Steel Helmet, this chapter illuminates several tropes that circulated in contemporaneous US depictions of the Korean War: ... More


Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making

Randall M. Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243440
eISBN:
9780823243488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243440.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book of original essays on “Lincoln and Leadership,” by leading Lincoln and Civil War scholars, explores Lincoln’s understandings and uses of leadership during the Civil War. The essays focus ... More


Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses Cecelia's move from Toronto to Rochester, New York, soon after her first husband's death and the outbreak of the Civil War in the United States. It analyzes the appeal of ... More


A White Man’s War?: April 1861–December 1862

Brian Taylor

in Fighting for Citizenship: Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659770
eISBN:
9781469659794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659770.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the first two years of the Civil War, when black men were barred from serving in the US Army. It follows the debate that black Northerners conducted about the proper response to ... More


Conclusion

Brian Taylor

in Fighting for Citizenship: Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659770
eISBN:
9781469659794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659770.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter evaluates the gains won by black military service in the Civil War. Black soldiers won formal citizenship that was undermined by pervasive white racism, which impacted the ways in which ... More


Forged in Revolution

Julian Lim

in Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the multiracial intersections of the Mexican Revolution, using the case of Pershing’s Expedition into Mexico in 1916 1917 to explore the escalating importance that both states ... More


“We Are in the World”: Reading the Recorder in the Civil War Era

Eric Gardner

in Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190237080
eISBN:
9780190237110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237080.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Within the frameworks shared in Chapters 1–4, this chapter explores how the Recorder represented acts of reading and writing, with special attention to the political, social, cultural, aesthetic, and ... More


Introduction

Khary Oronde Polk

in Contagions of Empire: Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655505
eISBN:
9781469655529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655505.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction provides a framework for considering America’s military conscription of gender, racial, and sexual difference in the early to mid-twentieth century, and the unique role Black ... More


The Character to Command

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

in Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271818
eISBN:
9780823271863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271818.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how New Brahmins adapted to military life and their experiences in combat. College-educated men who viewed themselves as societal elites embraced the disciplined lifestyle that ... More


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