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The Long Journey Home: African American World War I Veterans and Veterans’ Policies

Jennifer D. Keene

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War I, struggles over black veterans’ benefits served as a milestone in the broader civil rights movement, turning veterans’ personal readjustment to civilian life into a collective ... More


Salvaging the Negro: Vocational Rehabilitation and African American Veterans, 1917–1924

Paul R. D. Lawrie

in Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857326
eISBN:
9781479864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857326.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Four examines how federal efforts to rehabilitate disabled African American veterans led to new forms of racial knowledge and racial labor control in postwar America. A key agent in this ... More


Heirs of These Dead Heroes: African Americans and the Battle for Memory

Barbara A. Gannon

in The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how African American veterans' associations, their auxiliaries, their sons and daughters, and other elements of the African American GAR circle fought the efforts of those who ... More


The Only Association Where Black Men and White Men Mingle on a Foot of Equality

Barbara A. Gannon

in The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the GAR and defines it as an interracial social organization—as thought by its members both black and white. Since black and white soldiers had served together in the Civil ... More


The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Barbara A. Gannon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the years after the Civil War, black and white Union soldiers who survived the horrific struggle joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)—the Union army's largest veterans' organization. This ... More


Redeeming Reconstruction: White Evolutionary Ascension and the Acquisition of Spirit in Carry On

Aaron Shaheen

in Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198857785
eISBN:
9780191890406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857785.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter assesses the government-sponsored periodical Carry On, which frequently used the term “spirit” not just to describe the resilience of individual disabled veterans, but also the ... 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


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


Epilogue

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes President Harry Truman's outrage toward the prevalence of racial violence and discrimination in America. After discovering that African American veterans had been murdered in ... More


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