The African American Experience in Vietnam.pdf

The African American Experience in Vietnam PDF

James E. Westheider

In this book James E. Westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Service in the military started as a demonstration of the merits of integration as blacks competed with whites on a near equal basis for the first time. Military service, especially service in Vietnam, helped shape modern black culture and fostered a sense of black solidarity in the Armed Forces. But as the war progressed, racial violence became a major problem for the Armed Forces as they failed to keep pace with the sweeping changes in civilian society. Despite the boasts of the Department of Defense, personal and institutional racism remained endemic to the system. Westheider tells this story expertly and accessibly by providing the history and background of African American participation in the U.S. Armed Forces then following all the way through to the experience of African Americans returning home from the Vietnam war.

Malcolm X was the first prominent African American leader to denounce the ... on Vietnam, all public leaders within black America were forced to choose sides.

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Sofia Voigt

Indeed, were one limited to only one book on this topic, The African-American Experience in Vietnam should probably be the one. As an academic, Westheider pulls no punches either, and in addition to noting the uneven advances across the services in race relations (he too covers the Navy to some degree), he cleanly explains exactly how it was African-American Veterans Discuss Their …

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Matteo Müller

9 Nov 2014 ... But when the African-American former Navy sailor attempted to use an ... Westheider's “The African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers ...

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Noel Schulze

Malcolm X was the first prominent African American leader to denounce the ... on Vietnam, all public leaders within black America were forced to choose sides. Whether they fought stateside or overseas, in integrated or segregated units, or during World War II, Korea, or Vietnam, the African American veterans profiled ...

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Jason Lehmann

26 Oct 2008 ... The African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms. By James E. Westheider. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. ISBN 978-0- ...

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Jessica Kohmann

Americans faced two transformational issues in the 1960s, civil rights and the Vietnam War. This soldier’s personalized tour jacket expresses the owner’s pride in service to his country and dedication to the Black Power movement. The clenched fist embroidered on the jacket’s back includes a bracelet on the wrist. This was the kind of