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Graphic Inscriptions of Power: The 1919 Chicago Race Riots

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Graphic Inscriptions of Power,” examines the Chicago race riot of 1919 within larger histories of American foreign policy, specifically the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934). Tracing the shared ... More


“Boys, I Only Did My Duty”: New Bedford's Black Soldiers in the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

New Bedford's enlistees in the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment would acquire fame greater than the city's white soldiers as they fought for the Union, for equal pay, and for an end to ... More


The Army of The Disillusioned: Black Southerners, World War I, and Civil Rights

David A. Davis (ed.)

in World War I and Southern Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African American writers portrayed the sacrifice of black soldiers in combat and the persecution of black veterans in the South to make a literary case for civil rights. The modernist trope of the ... More


Union Officers and the Intense Debate over Emancipation and Black Troops

Kristopher A. Teters

in Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638867
eISBN:
9781469638881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638867.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

As Washington officials moved toward an emancipationist policy during the second half of 1862 and the beginning of 1863, Black soldiers and emancipation had both proved to be very divisive issues ... More


Butte, 1942: White Men, Black Soldier-Miners, and the Limits of Popular Front Interracialism

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the wildcat strike launched by miners of Butte, Montana in November 1942 to protest the government's decision to employ black soldiers as underground miners, and which ... 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


Families of the Soldiers during the War

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.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes enlistment, for many African Americans, as a time fraught with worries about the families, friends, and dependents they were leaving behind to an uncertain fate. As black Union ... More


“How did they pick John Doe?”: Memory, Memorial, and the African American Great War

Mark Whalan

in The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the racial politics of remembering the Great War. In the 1920s, the intersection of race and remembering was bitterly contested. The chapter focuses on the interest of many ... More


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

Richard M. Reid

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

More than 5,000 North Carolina slaves escaped from their white owners to serve in the Union army during the Civil War. This book explores the stories of black soldiers from four regiments raised in ... More


In Your Hands That Musket Means Liberty: African American Soldiers and the Battle of Olustee

J. Matthew Gallman

in Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832752
eISBN:
9781469605838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898444_waugh.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on three regiments of black soldiers serving in Florida. Using the battle of Olustee, fought on February 20, 1864, as a point of departure, it highlights the various experiences ... More


Black Hope

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

February 21, 1919, marked an important date in the history of Columbia as a multitude of people gathered on the downtown streets to witness the parade that honored the sacrifices made and the bravery ... More


The Black Soldier: Elevating Community Conversation

Koritha Mitchell

in Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines together the first two one-act lynching plays to appear in periodicals. These scripts' presence in the archive offers access to the playwrights' willingness to maximize ... More


The Return of Civil Government

Mark L. Bradley

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After General Ruger gained command of the Department of North Carolina, he initiated the transfer of authority to the civil officers of the state. However, Governor Holden articulated several ... More


Introduction

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This study analyzes the effects of the Civil War on northern black families as they sacrificed for a Union victory, and asks the question, how were black Union soldiers from the North and their ... More


“The Rebels’ Last Device”: Theodore R. Davis and Faithful Representations of Black Soldiers during the Civil War

Niki Lefebvre

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the months following the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation, a commercially and politically advantageous ethos of authenticity induced the emergence of respectful representations of black ... More


The Home of the Brave

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The end of slavery reverberated through the North no less than the South. From the start of the war, black leaders in the free states had hoped to complete the uneven process of gradual emancipation ... More


Contraband Sailors

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Soon after the fall of Fort Sumter, the Navy Department realized that the fleet's rapid wartime expansion would require thousands of sailors, and it sent navy recruiters out to recruiting stations, ... More


“On Patrol in No Man's Land”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

All-black units served in the historically segregated armed forces of the United States as late as the Korean War. No fewer than 3,000 black soldiers, freed from slavery, had fought in the army of ... More


A Mobilized Diaspora: The First World War and Black Soldiers as New Negroes

Chad Williams

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the impact of World War I on soldiers of African descent and their place, as both symbols and historical actors, in the New Negro movement. It considers how black soldiers from ... More


Introduction

Mark Whalan

in The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introduction provides a brief summary of the events of 1914 to 1919 to establish the key events, controversies, triumphs, hostilities, and humiliations the African Americans faced during the ... More


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