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African American Experience in Vietnam Brothers in Arms

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ISBN-10: 0742545326

ISBN-13: 9780742545328

Edition: 2007

Authors: James E. Westheider, Jacqueline M. Moore, Nina Mjagkij

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In this book James Westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Service in the military started as a demonstration of the merits of integration as blacks competed with whites on a near equal basis for the first time. Yet as the war in Vietnam progressed, many black recruits felt isolated and threatened in an institution controlled almost totally by whites. Consequently, many blacks no longer viewed the military as a professional opportunity, but an undue burden on the black community.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

James E. Westheideris a Lecturer in African American history at Northern Kentucky University. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Cincinnati.