War! What Is It Good for? Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq

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© 2012 THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS

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June Jordan poetry in Chapter 6 © 2005 June Jordan Literary Estate Trust;
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Phillips, Kimberley L. (Kimberley Louise), 1960–
War! what is it good for? : black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from
World War II to Iraq / by Kimberley L. Phillips. — 1st ed.

p. cm. — (John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture)
Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-8078-3502-9 (alk. paper)

1. African American soldiers—History—20th century. 2. United States—Armed Forces—
African Americans—History—20th century. 3. Vietnam War, 1961–1975—African
Americans. 4. African Americans—Civil rights—History—20th century. 5. Civil rights
movements—United States—History—20th century. 6. Vietnam War, 1961–1975—Protest
movements—United States. 7. War and society—United States—History—20th century.
I. Title. II. Title: Black freedom struggles and the U.S. military from World War II to Iraq.

UB418.A47P45 2012

355.0089’96073-dc23

2011031531

16 15 14 13 12 5 4 3 2 1

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