The African American Experience During World War II

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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6.36 X 9.16 X 0.69 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author
Neil A. Wynn is professor of 20th century American history at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, UK, and author of a number of books, including The Afro-American and the Second World War. He has also edited a number of historical dictionaries for Scarecrow Press.
Wynn's evenhanded analysis of the paradoxical nature of African-Americans' wartime experience yields a balance between the hard-won successes . . . and the inevitable setbacks. . . . A diverse selection of [documents] enhances the survey's value for general readers.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Neil Wynn has produced marvelous, concise--yet comprehensive--historical synthesis. The book is perceptive, nuanced, highly engaging, and richly detailed. It's a spectacular addition to the series and perfect for college classrooms.--Andrew E. Kersten, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
[The author's] info-packed narrative of the black experience in WWII would acquaint [readers] with the shape of the subject. . . . Wynn provides essential context for well-known topics such as the Tuskegee Airmen.-- "Booklist"
Neil Wynn has written an outstanding account of the African American experience during World War II. Building on his own incisive earlier work and drawing on all the scholarship of the past several decades, he has given us a lively overview that is crisp and comprehensive at the same time.--Allan M. Winkler, Miami University emeritus and OAH distinguished lecturer
In addition to a thorough and concise synthetic narrative, this book contains a chronology of significant events in African American history from 1938 until 1948, forty pages of documents, and a seven-page annotated bibliography.
-- "The Kentucky Historical Society "
The primary sources are very well chosen and the concise text is very well done!
--Theresa M. Davis, University of Mount Union