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The Resource Harlem at war : the Black experience in WWII, Nat Brandt

Harlem at war : the Black experience in WWII, Nat Brandt

Label
Harlem at war : the Black experience in WWII
Title
Harlem at war
Title remainder
the Black experience in WWII
Statement of responsibility
Nat Brandt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the spring of 1943 more than a half million blacks were in the U.S. Army, but only 79,000 of them were overseas. Most were repeating the experience of their fathers in World War I - serving chiefly in labor battalions. Domestically, clashes between blacks and whites vying for the same jobs in boomtown defense-plant cities and the wretched treatment of northern black draftees in the South - where Jim Crow discrimination was prevalent - were all too common. In Harlem at War, Nat Brandt vividly recreates the desolation of black communities during World War II and examines the nation-wide conditions that led up to the Harlem riot of 1943. Wherever black troops were trained or stationed, Brandt explains, "rage surfaced frequently, was suppressed, but was not extinguished." Using eyewitness accounts, he describes the rage Harlemites felt, the discrimination and humiliation they shared with blacks across the country. The collective anger erupted one day in Harlem when a young black soldier was shot by a white police officer. The riot, in which six blacks were killed, seven hundred injured, and six arrested, became a turning point in America's race relations and a precursor to the civil rights struggle of the 1960s
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brandt, Nat
Dewey number
305.896/07307471
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.68.H3
LC item number
B65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Riots
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Riots
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • Soldat
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • Geschichte (1939-1945)
  • Unruhen
  • Geschichte 1943
  • USA
  • Schwarze
  • New York- Harlem
Label
Harlem at war : the Black experience in WWII, Nat Brandt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-264) 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
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- E pluribus unum -- Urban migrants -- Negro Harlem -- Nigger heaven -- Dress rehearsal -- Black dilemma -- Battle before the war -- Prewar maneuvers -- Priorities -- Experience of war -- Conditional surrender -- Images -- Advances and retreats -- Violence on the home front -- State of siege -- Leaders -- Conflicts -- People's voices -- Harlem Riot -- Recriminations -- Victory abroad -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm33207132
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780815603245
Lccn
95039044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33207132
  • (OCoLC)33207132
Label
Harlem at war : the Black experience in WWII, Nat Brandt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-264) 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
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- E pluribus unum -- Urban migrants -- Negro Harlem -- Nigger heaven -- Dress rehearsal -- Black dilemma -- Battle before the war -- Prewar maneuvers -- Priorities -- Experience of war -- Conditional surrender -- Images -- Advances and retreats -- Violence on the home front -- State of siege -- Leaders -- Conflicts -- People's voices -- Harlem Riot -- Recriminations -- Victory abroad -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm33207132
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780815603245
Lccn
95039044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33207132
  • (OCoLC)33207132

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