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HIS 112 - Tracing the African American Experience

Start your African American Studies research here! This guide features resources relevant to research in African American history and culture, race and identity, and the African diaspora.

Books

African Americans' long campaign for "the right to fight" forced Harry Truman to issue his 1948 executive order calling for equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces. Kimberley Phillips examines how blacks' participation in the nation's wars after Truman's order and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship galvanized a vibrant antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom.