The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters
Author: Max Brooks
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Del Rey
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780307464972
Language: en
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From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on—and off—the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy. In THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS, bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action-packed and powerful tale of honor and heart.

Harlem s Hell Fighters

Harlem   s Hell Fighters
Author: Stephen L. Harris
Release: 2003-06-30
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781597974486
Language: en
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When the United States entered World War I in 1917, thousands of African-American men volunteered to fight for a country that granted them only limited civil rights. Many from New York City joined the 15th N.Y. Infantry, a National Guard regiment later designated the 369th U.S. Infantry. Led by mostly inexperienced white and black officers, these men not only received little instruction at their training camp in South Carolina but were frequent victims of racial harassment from both civilians and their white comrades. Once in France, they initially served as laborers, all while chafing to prove their worth as American soldiers. Then they got their chance. The 369th became one of the few U.S. units that American commanding general John J. Pershing agreed to let serve under French command. Donning French uniforms and taking up French rifles, the men of the 369th fought valiantly alongside French Moroccans and held one of the widest sectors on the Western Front. The entire regiment was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the French government s highest military honor. Stephen L. Harris s accounts of the valor of a number of individual soldiers make for exciting reading, especially that of Henry Johnson, who defended himself against an entire German squad with a large knife. After reading this book, you will know why the Germans feared the black men of the 369th and why the French called them hell fighters. "

The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters
Author: Walter Dean Myers,Bill Miles
Release: 2014-09-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1484433696
Language: en
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Tells the story of the 369th Infantry, an African American regiment that risked their lives for the country they loved during World War I and emerged triumphant, in spite of the bigots and racists who did everything possible to make them fail.

A More Unbending Battle

A More Unbending Battle
Author: Peter Nelson
Release: 2009-05-12
Editor: Civitas Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780786744671
Language: en
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The night broke open in a storm of explosions and fire. The sound of shells whizzing overhead, screeching through the night like wounded pheasants, was terrifying. When the shells exploded prematurely overhead, a rain of shrapnel fell on the men below -- better than when the shells exploded in the trenches . . . In A More Unbending Battle, journalist and author Pete Nelson chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment -- the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI. Recruited from all walks of Harlem life, the regiment had to fight alongside the French because America's segregation policy prohibited them from fighting with white U.S. soldiers. Despite extraordinary odds and racism, the 369th became one of the most successful -- and infamous -- regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat, were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine, and showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Replete with vivid accounts of battlefield heroics, A More Unbending Battle is the thrilling story of the dauntless Harlem Hellfighters.

Harlem Hellfighters

Harlem Hellfighters
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: Creative Editions
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1568462468
Language: en
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"Lewis's poetics are perfectly complemented by Kelley's evocative pastel illustrations, which both inspire and unsettle." –New York Times They went by many names, but the world came to know them best as the Harlem Hellfighters. Two thousand strong, these black Americans from New York picked up brass instruments—under the leadership of famed bandleader and lieutenant James Reese Europe—to take the musical sound of Harlem into the heart of war. From the creators of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, And the Soldiers Sang, this remarkable narrative nonfiction rendering of WWI -- and American -- history uses free-verse poetry and captivating art to tell century-old story of hellish combat, racist times, rare courage, and inspired music.

Harlem s Rattlers and the Great War

Harlem s Rattlers and the Great War
Author: Jeffrey T. Sammons,John H. Morrow, Jr.
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 630
ISBN: 0700619577
Language: en
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The definitive account of the most famous African American fighting unit in World War I and their quest for equality in the United States.

Harlem Hellfighters

Harlem Hellfighters
Author: Julia Garstecki
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Black Rabbit Books
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1644661535
Language: en
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With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts, and strongly controlled leveled text, this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American soldiers known as the Harlem Hellfighters who served in the 369th Infantry during World War I. Continue diversity discussions and open readers eyes with this six-book series. African Americans, American Indians, and other groups committed heroic acts to protect their country. But they did so while overcoming violent discrimination. Perfect for use with cause and effect discussions and meeting NCSS standards. With primary source photos and infographics, the All-American Fighting Forces hi/lo books are almost as strong as the men and women they're about.

Harlem Hellfighters

Harlem Hellfighters
Author: Shannon Baker Moore
Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: ABDO
Pages: 115
ISBN: 9781680770995
Language: en
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This title examines the black troops of World War I and the way their contributions shaped their perceptions back home in the United States. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, a selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Eyewitness to the Harlem Hellfighters

Eyewitness to the Harlem Hellfighters
Author: Jill Sherman
Release: 2018
Editor: Child's World
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1503816044
Language: en
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Details the trials and successes of the Harlem Hellfighters, the most famous black regiment in World War I, from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

The True Story of the Harlem Hellfighters in World War I

The True Story of the Harlem Hellfighters in World War I
Author: Emmett J. Scott
Release: 2016-12-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1541230817
Language: en
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Originally published in 1919 in the author's larger "The American Negro in the World War," this paperback edition tells the true story of the tough "Harlem Hellfighters," the all-black regiment (369th Infantry Regiment) of the U.S. Army that served with the French against the Germans in World War I-the only regiment that "never lost a man captured, a trench, or a foot of ground."

World War I Causes

World War I Causes
Author: Nathan Sacks
Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: ABDO
Pages: 115
ISBN: 9781680771053
Language: en
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This title examines the political upheavals, imperialist ambitions, militaristic governments, and tangled alliances that led to World War I. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, a selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial
Author: Maureen Robins
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781615907823
Language: en
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Detailed Descriptions And Photos Of The USS Arizona Memorial Help The Reader To Understand And Appreciate The Sacrifices Of Our American Soldiers.

Harlem s Hell Fighters

Harlem s Hell Fighters
Author: Stephen L. Harris,Rod Paschall
Release: 2003
Editor: Potomac Books Incorporated
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1574886355
Language: en
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The story of the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine during World War I

On the Battlefield of Memory

On the Battlefield of Memory
Author: Steven Trout
Release: 2010-09-02
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9780817317058
Language: en
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This work is a detailed study of how Americans in the 1920s and 1930s interpreted and remembered the First World War. Steven Trout asserts that from the beginning American memory of the war was fractured and unsettled, more a matter of competing sets of collective memories—each set with its own spokespeople— than a unified body of myth. The members of the American Legion remembered the war as a time of assimilation and national harmony. However, African Americans and radicalized whites recalled a very different war. And so did many of the nation’s writers, filmmakers, and painters. Trout studies a wide range of cultural products for their implications concerning the legacy of the war: John Dos Passos’s novels Three Soldiers and 1919, Willa Cather’s One of Ours, William March’s Company K, and Laurence Stallings’s Plumes; paintings by Harvey Dunn, Horace Pippin, and John Steuart Curry; portrayals of the war in The American Legion Weekly and The American Legion Monthly; war memorials and public monuments like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; and commemorative products such as the twelve-inch tall Spirit of the American Doughboy statue. Trout argues that American memory of World War I was not only confused and contradictory during the ‘20s and ‘30s, but confused and contradictory in ways that accommodated affirmative interpretations of modern warfare and military service. Somewhat in the face of conventional wisdom, Trout shows that World War I did not destroy the glamour of war for all, or even most, Americans and enhanced it for many.

A Soldier of the Great War

A Soldier of the Great War
Author: Mark Helprin
Release: 1996
Editor: Avon Books
Pages: 800
ISBN: 0380727366
Language: en
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A Roman student is torn from his carefree life when World War I breaks out, and fifty years later, recounts the triumphs and tragedies of his existence to an illiterate factory worker

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Sheila Griffin Llanas
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Cherry Lake
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781624314612
Language: en
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This book relays the factual details of the Underground Railroad and slavery in the United States. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the events, and readers learn details from the point of view of a slave, a slave owner, and a conductor on the railroad. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Torchbearers of Democracy

Torchbearers of Democracy
Author: Chad L. Williams
Release: 2010-09-20
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Pages: 472
ISBN: 0807899356
Language: en
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For the 380,000 African American soldiers who fought in World War I, Woodrow Wilson's charge to make the world "safe for democracy" carried life-or-death meaning. Chad L. Williams reveals the central role of African American soldiers in the global conflict and how they, along with race activists and ordinary citizens, committed to fighting for democracy at home and beyond. Using a diverse range of sources, Torchbearers of Democracy reclaims the legacy of African American soldiers and veterans and connects their history to issues such as the obligations of citizenship, combat and labor, diaspora and internationalism, homecoming and racial violence, "New Negro" militancy, and African American memories of the war.

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers
Author: Julia Garstecki
Release: 2017
Editor: All-American Fighting Forces
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1680720007
Language: en
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With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American soldiers known as Buffalo Soldiers who served on the Western frontier.

Soundies and the Changing Image of Black Americans on Screen

Soundies and the Changing Image of Black Americans on Screen
Author: Susan Delson
Release: 2021-12-07
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780253058560
Language: en
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In the 1940s, folks at bars and restaurants would gather around a Panoram movie machine to watch three-minute films called Soundies, precursors to today's music videos. This history was all but forgotten until the digital era brought Soundies to phones and computer screens—including a YouTube clip starring a 102-year-old Harlem dancer watching her younger self perform in Soundies. In Soundies and the Changing Image of Black Americans on Screen: One Dime at a Time, Susan Delson takes a deeper look at these fascinating films by focusing on the role of Black performers in this little-known genre. She highlights the women performers, like Dorothy Dandridge, who helped shape Soundies, while offering an intimate look at icons of the age, such as Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole. Using previously unknown archival materials—including letters, corporate memos, and courtroom testimony—to trace the precarious path of Soundies, Delson presents an incisive pop-culture snapshot of race relations during and just after World War II. Perfect for readers interested in film, American history, the World War II era, and Black entertainment history, Soundies and the Changing Image of Black Americans on Screen and its companion video website (susandelson.com) bring the important contributions of these Black artists into the spotlight once again.

Red White and Black

Red  White  and Black
Author: Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Emancipation Books
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9781642937794
Language: en
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In the rush to redefine the place of black Americans in contemporary society, many radical activists and academics have mounted a campaign to destroy traditional American history and replace it with a politicized version that few would recognize. According to the new radical orthodoxy, the United States was founded as a racist nation—and everything that has happened throughout our history must be viewed through the lens of the systemic oppression of black people. Rejecting this false narrative, a collection of the most prominent and respected black scholars and thinkers has come together to correct the record and tell the true story of black Americans in all its complexity, diversity of experience, and poignancy. Collectively, they paint a vivid picture of black people living the grand American experience, however bumpy the road may be along the way. But rather than a people apart, blacks are woven into the united whole that makes this nation unique in history. Featuring Essays by: John Sibley Butler Jason D. Hill Colman Cruz Hughes John McWhorter Clarence Page Wilfred Reilly Shelby Steele Carol M. Swain Dean Nelson Rev. Corey Brooks Stephen L. Harris Harold L. Black Stephanie Deutsch Yaya J. Fanusie Ian Rowe John Woods Joshua Michell