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By Christopher S. Parker

Fighting for Democracy indicates how the reviews of African American infantrymen in the course of international conflict II and the Korean warfare prompted lots of them to problem white supremacy within the South after they lower back domestic. concentrating on the motivations of person black veterans, this groundbreaking publication explores the connection among army carrier and political activism. Christopher Parker attracts on targeted resources of proof, together with interviews and survey facts, to demonstrate how and why black servicemen who fought for his or her kingdom in wartime lower back to the US ready to struggle for his or her personal equality.

Parker discusses the historical past of African American army provider and the way the wartime stories of black veterans encouraged them to contest Jim Crow. Black veterans won braveness and self assurance by means of scuffling with their nation's enemies at the battlefield and racism within the ranks. Viewing their army provider as patriotic sacrifice within the safety of democracy, those veterans lower back domestic with the selection and dedication to pursue equality and social reform within the South. simply as that they had risked their lives to guard democratic rights whereas in another country, they risked their lives to call for those self same rights at the household front.

Providing a worldly knowing of ways conflict in another country affects efforts for social swap at domestic, Fighting for Democracy recovers an essential tale approximately black veterans and demonstrates their unique contributions to the yank political landscape.

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