Fighting in the Jim Crow Army is filled with first-hand accounts of everyday life in 1940s America. The soldiers of the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions speak of segregation in the military and racial attitudes in army facilities stateside and abroad. The individual battles of black soldiers reveal a compelling tale of discrimination, triumph, resistance, and camaraderie. What emerges from the multitude of voices is a complex and powerful story of individuals who served their country and subsequently made demands to be recognized as full-fledged citizens.
Maggi M. Morehouse is assistant professor of history and director of the honors program at the University of South Carolina, Aiken. She received her doctorate in African American Studies in 2001 from the University of California, Berkeley.
Preface Chapter 1: We're in the Army Now Chapter 2: Life on the Military Reservation Chapter 3: Stateside Chapter 4: The "Good Fight" Chapter 5: Coming Home Chapter 6: Afterword Methods and Sources