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Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military
Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military
Our Price: $30.00
Year: 1998
Pages: 529
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 891416323

Product Code: 756786592

Gerald Astor. In 1770, runaway slave Crispus Attucks became the first casualty of the American Revolution when he was massacred by English soldiers on the streets of Boston. Since that initial battle for liberty, African Amer. have fought & died in defense of their country. This book chronicles the efforts & accomplishments of black soldiers, sailors, & airmen from the Revolutionary War to the present. Covers 200 years of mil. service, recounting stories of the courageous troops that emerged from the segregated units -- the 54th Mass. Regiment of the Civil War, the Buffalo Soldiers, & the Tuskegee Airmen, etc. -- as well as the lives of: West Point grad. Henry Flipper & the navy’s first black admiral, Samuel Gravely, who paved the way for modern heroes like Colin Powell.

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