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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military

Edited by: Geoffrey W. Jensen

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138016019
eBook ISBN: 9781315794044
Adobe ISBN: 9781317743330

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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding race in the American military establishment from the French and Indian War to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest research on race and ethnicity into the field of military history, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades at the intersection of these two fields. The discussion goes beyond the study of battles and generals to look at the other peoples who were involved in American military campaigns and analyzes how African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos helped shape the course of American History—both at home and on the battlefield. The book also includes coverage of American imperial ambitions and the national response to encountering other peoples in their own countries.  

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race in the American Military defines how the history of race and ethnicity impacts military history, over time and comparatively, while encouraging scholarship on specific groups, periods, and places. This important collection presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  “So Necessary That We could Not Hold the Country Without Them” Download PDF
Chapter  3:  African Americans and the American Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Race and Republicanism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Debate before the Fight Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Warriors or Soldiers? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  “We Did Our Duty as Men Should” Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Race and Irregular Warfare on the Trans-Mississippi Border, 1861–1865 Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Bottom Rail on Top Download PDF
Chapter  10:  “Our Brave and Ever to Be Remembered Soldiers” Download PDF
Chapter  11:  From Black Regulars to Buffalo Soldiers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  “Are Not My Men the Same?” Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Buffalo Soldiers in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  14:  “Only America Left Her Negro Troops Behind” Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Of Codes and Culture Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Nisei Who Said “No” Download PDF
Chapter  17:  “The Veterans’ Angle” Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Political, the Personal, and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Navy’s Search for Black Officers through ROTC and the Edge of Institutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  20:  African Americans and the Vietnam War Era Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Right to Bear Arms Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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