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The Resource A breath of freedom : the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany, Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke

A breath of freedom : the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany, Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke

Label
A breath of freedom : the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany
Title
A breath of freedom
Title remainder
the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany
Statement of responsibility
Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book, developed from an award-winning research project, examines the experience of African-American GIs in Germany since 1945 and the unique insights they provide into the civil rights struggle at home and abroad. Because of the American military occupation after World War II, America's unresolved civil rights agenda was exposed to world-wide scrutiny as never before. America's ambitious efforts to democratize German society after the defeat of Nazism also meant that West Germany was exposed to American ideas of freedom and democracy to a much larger degree than many other countries. The politicization and radicalization of African-American GIs over civil rights took on a particular significance in light of Germany's central role in US strategic thinking and its symbolic importance as the battle ground between two competing superpowers. While the effects of the African-American civil rights movement reverberated across the globe, Germany represents a special case that illuminates a remarkable period in American and world history
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Höhn, Maria
Dewey number
940.54/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.63
LC item number
.H64 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Klimke, Martin
Series statement
Culture, politics, and the cold war
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  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany (West)
  • United States
Label
A breath of freedom : the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany, Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Closing ranks : World War I and the rise of Hitler -- Fighting on two fronts : World War II and civil rights -- "We will never go back to the old way again" : African American GIs and the occupation of Germany -- Setting the stage for Brown : integrating the military in Germany -- Bringing civil rights to East and West : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cold War Berlin -- Revolutionary alliances : the rise of Black power -- Heroes of the other America : East German solidarity with the African American freedom struggle -- A call for justice : the racial crisis in the military and the GI movement
Control code
609541048
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780230104730
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)609541048
Label
A breath of freedom : the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany, Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Closing ranks : World War I and the rise of Hitler -- Fighting on two fronts : World War II and civil rights -- "We will never go back to the old way again" : African American GIs and the occupation of Germany -- Setting the stage for Brown : integrating the military in Germany -- Bringing civil rights to East and West : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cold War Berlin -- Revolutionary alliances : the rise of Black power -- Heroes of the other America : East German solidarity with the African American freedom struggle -- A call for justice : the racial crisis in the military and the GI movement
Control code
609541048
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780230104730
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)609541048

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