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Author Westheider, James E., 1956-

Title Fighting on two fronts : African Americans and the Vietnam War / James E. Westheider.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  959.7043089 W526f    ---  Available
Description x, 238 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-227) and index.
Contents "Good soldiers" : African Americans and the right to serve -- "I'm not a draft evader ... I'm a runaway slave" : African Americans and the draft -- "A bonus for growing up white" : the problem of institutional racism -- "My fear is for you" : the rise of Black solidarity in the armed forces -- "Going to mess up some beasts tonight" : the outbreak of racial violence in the armed forces -- "We have a problem" : the military response to racial violence and radicalism -- Aftermath.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- African Americans.
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 0814793010 (acid-free paper)

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