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Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces by Addie W Hunton and Kathryn M Johnson (1997) Introduction by Adele Logan Alexander

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325 pages, 520 including a biography of Adolpheaus Hunton. (1997) Introduction by Adele Logan Alexander GKHall & Co Illustrated throughout with ornate collages and collections.  Hardcover first edition as part of the the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burto...


The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire by David Olusoga

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Listening to The World’s War by David Olusoga narrated by Nigel Carrington is a joy. With a subtle change of accent the narrator helps put in the minds eye a soldier of the First Nations of Canada, an Ottoman Sultan, Black labourer from South Africa or African American Soldier.  This is a history of the First World War written from a different p...


'Too Black, Too White' by Ely Green

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‘Too Black, Too White’ is the fascinating autobiography of a smart, orphaned, unschooled boy of mixed ethnicity born in the southern US town of Sewanee, Tennessee in 1894. The son of white boy from a well-off family of German heritage and his black mother, a young maid, Ely was raised by a succession of African-American adoptive parents, These i...


Torchbearers of Democracy. African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Chad L.Williams

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472 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 18 halftones, notes, bibl., index PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1-4696-0985-0Published: August 2013 The University of North Carolina Press (2010)  EBOOK ISBN: 978-0-8078-9935-9Published: September 2010 Awards and Distinctions 2011 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award, Organization of American Historians A 2011 Choice Outstanding Academic...


Scotts Official History of the American Negro in the World War [1] by Mr Emmett J Scott (1919)

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Mr Emmett J Scott was Special Assistant to Hon, Newton D.Baker, Secretary of War - so he had to be circumspect.   This is a reproduction of the 1919 printed on demand large format. Though not a hardback it is secure in a sturdy artificial binding. An attractive cover and reverse with examples of the kinds of photographs found inside featured her...


Paris Noir : African Americans in the City of Light by Tyler Stovall

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Tyler Stovall's motivation to write 'Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light' came from his own grandfather's war experience Paris Noir spans several decades, with the First World War the kickstart to the appearance in France of many African Americans eager to enjoy freedoms and civil treatment that were rare in their own country at t...


The African American Experience in World War One

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History, world war and the aftermath in the US and France   Many African Americans felt that the war they fought in 1918/1919 was not with the Germans but with fellow Americans - white men and women, officers, nurses, the police and the public who did not want to see a them in uniform. These eight books will help you understand >  The Unknow...


African American Doctors of World War I – The Lives of 104 Volunteers by W Douglas Fisher and Joann H Buckley

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McFarland and Co., 2016, $45 US, 277pp, (2016 price, also available for Kindle £17.28 in 2021) illustrated, bibliog., index. ISBN: 9–781–476–623–177 [This review first appeared in the October 2016 edition of Stand To! No.107] When America formally entered the war in 1917 and a draft was established this draft would eventually include 400,000 Afr...


The African American Experience in World War One

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There are several reasons why most Americans are not interested in World War One: they came to it late; their losses were small - nothing like as severe as other combatant countries; there was little negative impact on the home front (indeed the opposite was the case given huge growth in arms manufacturing and boost to the economy); there was n...


Articles, Book Reviews and podcasts taking the American point of view in World War One

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The USA in World War One featured on The Western Front Association website  Articles in Stand To! (The archive of our journal is available online to members) The Role of the Doughboy in the Current American Renewal by James Brazier Private Martin A. Treptow ST2 1981  Combat Command on the Western Front. Perspectives of America Officers by Capt...