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“Where Shall We Work and Whom Are We to Serve?”: The Battle for the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital

Vanessa Northington Gamble

in Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920–1945

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078893
eISBN:
9780199853762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078893.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The demonstration that occurred on July 3, 1923, on the streets of Tuskegee, Alabama, would turn out to be one of the most explosive events of the black hospital movement. This battle over control of ... More


: The Question of Majority Rule: White Veterans and the Politics of Progressive Reform

Jennifer E. Brooks

in Defining the Peace: World War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829110
eISBN:
9781469603599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875759_brooks.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines white veterans' diverse reactions to black participation in Georgia's postwar political life. Veterans leadership in both challenging and defending the postwar political and ... More


“Worthy Recipients”: New Bedford's Black Veterans and the Web of Social Welfare

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/9780823243341.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines black veterans and their families in New Bedford during and after the Civil War as they made claims for full equality. It scrutinizes social welfare practices and payments ... More


Race, Place, and Historic Moment: Black and Japanese American World War II Veterans: The GI Bill of Rights and the Model Minority Myth

Taunya Lovell Banks

in Minority Relations: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496810458
eISBN:
9781496810496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810458.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a comparative history of minority communities, in this case the impact of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (better known as the GI Bill of Rights). It addresses the ... More


A Challenge to Our Manhood: Robert F. Williams, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Decline of the Mainstream Black Press

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reinterprets Robert F. Williams as a new kind of black male publisher, who challenged the civil rights establishment and the mainstream black press. Northern black papers had often ... More


Where Separate Grand Army Posts Are Unknown, as Colored and White Are United: The Integrated Post

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.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows that many black veterans shared their fellowship with white veterans in hundreds of integrated posts in cities and towns across the United States. African Americans enrolled in ... More


Comradeship Tried: The GAR in the South

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.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how the status of black veterans in the Tennessee GAR would surprise scholars who have studied the GAR in the South. Scholars who have documented race-based controversies in ... More


Narrating Illness: Freedpeople’s Health Claims at Reconstruction’s End

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on how the Reconstruction period inspired freedpeople to make claims about their health matters to the state, and how the expansion of the pension system allowed black veterans ... More


Conclusion

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.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book concludes with what can be considered the most famous Memorial Day address in American history. In this speech, Oliver Wendell Holmes attempted to give meaning to the sacrifices of the ... More


. Black Soldiers and the CCC at Shiloh National Military Park

Timothy B. Smith

in Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036392
eISBN:
9781621030522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036392.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the roles of African Americans in the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the creation of the Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee. Shiloh had special ... More


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