Blacks in America's Wars: The Shift in Attitudes from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam

Blacks In America's Wars: The Shift In Attitudes From The Revolutionary War To Vietnam - Robert W. Mullen A short, but significant summary of the roles and attitudes of African American's within or centered upon United States military service from the American Revolutionary War through Vietnam. In addition to providing a succinct overview of the topic, Mullen positions a thesis that civil rights for African Americans -- despite a longstanding history of Blacks supporting military service as a pathway to full rights and citizenship -- were mostly ignored until arguments in the 1960's drew parallels of the struggle to human rights issues globally. A fast read, but highly engaging.