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Blacks in the military and beyond, G. L. A. Harris and Evelyn L. Lewis

Blacks in the military and beyond, G. L. A. Harris and Evelyn L. Lewis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Blacks in the military and beyond
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Responsibility statement
G. L. A. Harris and Evelyn L. Lewis
"African Americans have long used the military for gaining legitimacy and the ultimate path to citizenship. Blacks in the Military and Beyond chronicles their tumultuous journey from slavery through the present, extending the history to significant factors in determining whether or not serving in the military has indeed advantaged Blacks.", --Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Part 1. Yesterday's struggles -- Trials, tribulations, and tributes -- Blacks' official entry into military service : the long road traveled to integration -- Sisters in the struggle : the role of black women in the military -- The role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) : still a repository for black talent -- Part 2. Today's realities -- The black middle class and the path to economic wealth -- Is don't ask, don't tell and don't pursue at odds with the black community? -- Education and affirmative action -- The business case: entrepreneurship and esprit de corps -- Part 3. Tomorrow's challenges and possibilities : post-service travails -- The changing economics of military service -- Advancing through the ranks : science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers -- The allure of military service : forecast for black recruitment -- Conclusion
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