The Resource American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm, Gail Buckley

American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm, Gail Buckley

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American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm
Title
American patriots
Title remainder
the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm
Statement of responsibility
Gail Buckley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an exploration of black American military heroes from Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell, Buckley presents a history of bravery, valor, patriotism, and extraordinary personal courage both on and off the battlefield. American Patriots is one of the great untold stories in American history. There have been books on individual black soldiers, but this is the first to tell the full story of the black American military experience, starting with the Revolution & culminating with Desert Storm. The best histories are about more than facts & events-they capture the spirit that drives men to better their lives & to demand of themselves the highest form of sacrifice. That spirit permeates Gail Buckley's dramatic, deeply moving, & inspiring book. You'll meet the men who fought in the decisive engagements of the Revolution, the legendary Buffalo Soldiers, & the heroic black regiments of the Civil War. You'll meet some of America's greatest patriots-men who fought in the First & Second World Wars when their country denied them access to equipment & training, segregated the ranks, & did all it could to keep them off the battlefield. You'll meet the heroes of Korea, Vietnam, & Desert Storm. And you'll meet two families, the Lews & the Pierces, who have served in every major American engagement since the Revolution. FDR used to say that Americanism was a matter of the mind & heart, not of race & ancestry. With photographs throughout & dozens of original interviews with veterans, American Patriots is a tribute to the black American men & women who fought & often gave their lives in the service of that ideal
Member of
Awards note
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2002.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buckley, Gail Lumet
Dewey number
355/.008996/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.63
LC item number
.B93 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
355.0089 B924a
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Series statement
Center for African-American Studies and Research
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm, Gail Buckley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Revolution -- War of 1812 -- Civil War -- Buffalo soldiers I -- Buffalo soldiers II -- World war -- New Negro and the Spanish Civil War -- World War II -- Korea -- Vietnam -- Desert Storm -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm45308766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 534 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375502798
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00051825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45308766
Label
American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm, Gail Buckley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Revolution -- War of 1812 -- Civil War -- Buffalo soldiers I -- Buffalo soldiers II -- World war -- New Negro and the Spanish Civil War -- World War II -- Korea -- Vietnam -- Desert Storm -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm45308766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 534 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375502798
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00051825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45308766

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