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Author James, Rawn.
Title The double V : how wars, protest, and Harry Truman desegregated America's military / Rawn James.
Published New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  UB418.A47 J36 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description viii, 290 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-274) and index.
Contents The cause of liberty -- The first to come and the last to leave -- The only real neutral -- Report to God the reason why -- Tragedy and triumph : Houston and Des Moines -- The travels of Emmett J. Scott and the travails of Colonel Charles Young -- France by way of Carolina -- The lost children -- Disillusioned by Armistice -- Old draft in a new day -- Politics unusual -- Follow the gleam -- Some minor county office -- Thundering resentment in the voice of God -- The U.S.S. Miller -- The double v -- Harvest of disorder : the Army -- The Army Air Corps -- "Entitled to a showdown" : the Navy Under Secretary Frank Knox and the Truman committee -- The Navy and Marine Corps under Secretary Forrestal -- From senator to vice-president to president in 100 days -- V-day deferred -- The Noah's ark committee -- The blinding of Isaac Woodard and the signing of Executive Order 9981 -- Freedom to serve -- The museum and the mirror.
Summary Traces the legal, political, and moral campaign for equality that led to Harry Truman's 1948 desegregation of the U.S. military, documenting the contributions of black troops since the Revolutionary War and their efforts to counter racism on the fields and on military bases.
Subject United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American soldiers -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 -- Political and social views.
United States. President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services.
ISBN 1608196089 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781608196081 (hbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 795174930