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African Americans in the Military, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Catherine Reef
  • From the Series: A to Z of African Americans
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816078394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7839-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 355
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 304


Praise for the previous edition:
"...well written, well researched, and useful..."—Booklist

"...will find an important role in most general reference collections."—American Reference Books Annual

African Americans in the Military, Revised Edition brings to life the inspiring stories of those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. This volume gives readers important biographical essentials, including year and place of birth, rank, and family background, and examines the major accomplishments of each individual.

Each entry includes a further reading list, a general bibliography, appendixes (ranks in the U.S. military and U.S. military decorations), subject indexes, and a general index.

New and revised profiles include:

  • Crispus Attucks
  • Powhatan Beaty
  • Carl Maxie Brashear
  • Eugene Jacques Bullard
  • Gene Doughty
  • William Goyens
  • Benjamin T. Hacker
  • Shoshana Nyree Johnson
  • Doris Miller
  • Colin Powell
  • Hugh Granville Robinson
  • William Henry Thompson
  • Augustus Walley
  • William Edward Ward
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Subject indexes. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Catherine Reef holds a B.A. in English from Washington State University, where she also did graduate work. She is the author of 35 books, including Poverty in America and Working in America, both volumes in Facts On File's American Experience set.

Reviews and Awards

"...an absorbing subject introduction, sparkling with detail and insight...impressive..."

Library Journal

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