The Resource Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II, Sandra M. Bolzenius

Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II, Sandra M. Bolzenius

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Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II
Title
Glory in their spirit
Title remainder
how four black women took on the Army during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Sandra M. Bolzenius
Title variation
How four black women took on the Army during World War II
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1945, four African American female privates who were members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) participated in a strike at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and opted to take a court martial rather than accept discriminatory work assignments. As the army prepared for the court-martial and civil rights activists investigated the circumstances, competing commentaries in African American and mainstream newspapers ignited a passionate public response across the country. Indeed, the insurrection, now little remembered, became the most publicized and recorded protest of Black WACs during World War II as story of how four African American women pushed the army's segregation system to its breaking point. Drawing on relevant scholarship, archival work, newspaper responses to the strike, and interviews with the strikers or their families, Sandra Bolzenius shows how the strike at Ft. Devens demonstrates that army regulations prioritized white men, segregated African Americans, highlighted white women's femininity, and overlooked the presence of African American women. In drawing attention to these issues, this book is able to shed light on the experiences and agency of World War II Black WACs who resisted racial discrimination and asserted their entitlements as female military personnel, analyze military policies and their effects on Army personnel, particularly Black WACs, and investigate the Army's determination to maintain the existing social order through the strict segmentation of its troops based on race, gender, and rank."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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1959-
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Bolzenius, Sandra M.
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.39
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Women, gender, and sexuality in american history
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Trials (Military offenses)
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • African American soldiers
  • Women soldiers
  • Race discrimination
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fort Devens (Mass.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American soldiers
  • Military participation
  • Race discrimination
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Trials (Military offenses)
  • Women
  • Women soldiers
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
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Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II, Sandra M. Bolzenius
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Historical Figures; Abbreviations and Definitions; Timeline; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Army Diversifies: Fort Des Moines; Chapter 2. Fort Devens; Chapter 3. The Strike; Chapter 4. Trial and Verdict; Chapter 5. The Civilian Reaction; Chapter 6. Military Protocol; Conclusion: A Sociological Laboratory; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252050381
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt22qqq6q
  • EADD5330-B609-4D38-8956-2A8B99759225
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031344995
  • (OCoLC)on1031344995
Label
Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II, Sandra M. Bolzenius
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Historical Figures; Abbreviations and Definitions; Timeline; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Army Diversifies: Fort Des Moines; Chapter 2. Fort Devens; Chapter 3. The Strike; Chapter 4. Trial and Verdict; Chapter 5. The Civilian Reaction; Chapter 6. Military Protocol; Conclusion: A Sociological Laboratory; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252050381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt22qqq6q
  • EADD5330-B609-4D38-8956-2A8B99759225
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031344995
  • (OCoLC)on1031344995

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