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African American World War Ii Casualties And Decorations In The Navy Coast Guard And Merchant Marine

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Author: Glenn A. Knoblock
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN:
Size: 56.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 580
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Book Description: "This book is an account of the 2,445 African American men who were killed, wounded or decorated during World War II in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. In addition to detailing the circumstances and location of each loss, information of a more personal nature is often included. The book includes many pictures of the men profiled"--Provided by publisher.


African American Historic Burial Grounds And Gravesites Of New England

African American Historic Burial Grounds and Gravesites of New England PDF

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Author: Glenn A. Knoblock
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470119
Size: 27.43 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 332
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Book Description: Evidence of the early history of African Americans in New England is found in the many old cemeteries and burial grounds in the region, often in hidden or largely forgotten locations. This unique work covers the burial sites of African Americans--both enslaved and free--in each of the New England states, and uncovers how they came to their final resting places. The lives of well known early African Americans are discussed, including Venture Smith and Elizabeth Freeman, as well as the lives of many ordinary individuals--military veterans, business men and women, common laborers and children. The author's examination of burial sites and grave markers reveals clues that help document the lives of black New Englanders from the 1640s to the early 1900s.


Black Submariners In The United States Navy 1940 1975

Black Submariners in the United States Navy  1940  1975 PDF

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Author: Glenn A. Knoblock
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786464305
Size: 46.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 494
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Book Description: For as long as an American naval force has existed, black sailors have served it with bravery, distinction, and little or no recognition. They have since earned praise for service in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, and more recently, they were integral to the development of the U.S. Submarine Service. Their roles limited by segregation, black submariners nonetheless were a key element of the "Silent Service" throughout World War II. With desegregation came expanded opportunities, and black submariners witnessed the birth and evolution of the nuclear-powered submarine, and some of the tensest moments of the Cold War. These men paved the way for those who followed--their contributions deserve recognition, and their stories deserve to be told. This exploration of the role of African American submariners chronicles their service from World War II through the Cold War era. An historical overview of black sailors and the evolution of the Steward's Branch, to which black sailors were eventually restricted, precede descriptions of becoming a steward and a submariner, and of life as a submariner during World War II. An account of black submariners in post-war service during desegregation, the development of the nuclear submarine, and throughout the Cold War follows. Oral histories of over fifty black submariners who served in World War II and post-war form the heart of the book. Photographs of the men profiled, including wartime photographs, complement the text. Appendices outline the naval steward rating system, list all black submarine stewards serving in World War II, top stewards by number of war patrols, and those lost or killed during wartime service. Rear Admiral Melvin G. Williams, Jr., submarine fleet commander and son of one of the men profiled, provides a foreword.


The United States Navy A Chronology 1775 To The Present

The United States Navy  A Chronology  1775 to the Present PDF

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Author: John C. Fredriksen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844326
Size: 37.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 377
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Book Description: Covering more than two centuries of naval history, this chronology highlights the individuals and events that shaped one of the world's greatest fighting forces—the United States Navy. • Introduction contextualizes the subject matter relative to U.S. history • Entries that pinpoint significant events in American military history, including victories and defeats, the introduction of new technologies, the appointment of significant leaders, and noted deaths in battle • Relevant images of battles, leaders, and weapons throughout • 20 sidebars that provide greater detail and context on a variety of events and individuals • A 5,000-word bibliography of the latest scholarship on U.S. Navy history, weapons, and organization


Choice

Choice PDF

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Size: 64.58 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Illustrated London News

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Size: 74.31 MB
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Category : London (England)
Languages : en
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Der Amerikanische B Rgerkrieg

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Author: John Keegan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644106517
Size: 27.59 MB
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Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 512
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Book Description: Mit über 700 000 gefallenen Soldaten war der Amerikanische Bürgerkrieg blutiger und verlustreicher als alle Kriege zusammen, die die USA seither geführt haben. Und was seine Brutalität und Totalität angeht, nahm er sogar die Schrecken des Ersten Weltkriegs vorweg. Für John Keegan, laut New York Times «der originellste Militärhistoriker der Gegenwart», ist dieser Konflikt schlichtweg der erste moderne Krieg und zugleich «der wichtigste ideologische Kampf der Weltgeschichte». In seinem Buch schildert er nicht nur die Vorgeschichte des Bürgerkriegs, die großen Ereignisse und Schlachten und welche Folgen sie hatten – er widmet sich genauso den Protagonisten wie Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee oder Ulysses Grant. Dabei geht es ihm neben der profunden militärhistorischen Analyse auch um die politischen Dimensionen und die menschlichen Erschütterungen. Nicht zuletzt beschäftigt ihn die Frage, wie es möglich war, dass ein Land, das so sehr auf Konsens gebaut ist wie die Vereinigten Staaten, von einem tödlichen Bruderkonflikt zerrissen wurde. Ein Standardwerk, das eine Lücke schließt.


Life

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Size: 22.90 MB
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The Monthly Supplement

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Size: 28.64 MB
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Category : United States
Languages : en
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