Black soldiers have fought and died in the Americas for centuries, forming a chain of warriors stretching back nearly 500 years. Yet their contribution to our nation’s history has been neglected, and the battles they’ve had to fight against racism and prejudice have often been as challenging as facing the enemy on the field of battle.
This exciting story of African-American heroism traces the history of the black soldier, from the African explorers who accompanied Columbus to African Americans who took up arms in the American Revolution, the Civil War, and Desert Storm. These tales of heroism show young readers that while black soldiers were once systematically ignored within the armed forces, earning little praise and often dying for a nation that granted them few rights, black men and women rose to the occasion and distinguished themselves with each successive opportunity to prove themselves in combat and in the ranks. Ultimately, the sacrifices of these valiant soldiers led to today’s fully integrated armed services.
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Catherine Clinton earned her undergraduate degree in Afro-American studies from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in history from Princeton. She is the author of many historical works for children and adults, and has taught African American Studies at Brandeis University, Brown University, Harvard University, and Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland . Dr. Clinton lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she's Denman Professor of American History at the University of Texas San Antonio.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6-10-Clinton's historical chronology of African-American participation in American wars shows the harsh realities and suffering that black soldiers faced both on the front lines and at home. Beginning with the Africans who accompanied European explorers to the New World, the book continues with accounts of black participation in the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Chapters on the Buffalo Soldiers, the Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War complete the volume. The famed Tuskegee Airmen and individuals such as Crispus Attucks, Benjamin Davis Sr., and Colin Powell are included. The clear text is embellished by frequent, well-chosen, though undocumented quotes. Chapters are brief and accessible and filled with relevant historical facts, making the book suitable for reports and for casual readers. Selected sources and a substantial index are appended. Numerous black-and-white archival photographs and reproductions appear throughout this well-organized, readable resource.
Daniel Mungai, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
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