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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

Label
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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Author
Subject
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
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Bolzenius, Sandra M.
Dewey number
305.48/896073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.39
LC item number
.B65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women, gender, and sexuality in American history
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  • United States
  • 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.)
Label
Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II, Sandra M. Bolzenius
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-201) 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
The Army diversifies: Fort Des Moines -- Fort Devens -- The strike -- Trial and verdict -- The civilian reaction -- Military protocol -- Conclusion: A sociological laboratory
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 208 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252041716
Lccn
2017056073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1005108651
  • (OCoLC)1005108651
Label
Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II, Sandra M. Bolzenius
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-201) 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
The Army diversifies: Fort Des Moines -- Fort Devens -- The strike -- Trial and verdict -- The civilian reaction -- Military protocol -- Conclusion: A sociological laboratory
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 208 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252041716
Lccn
2017056073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1005108651
  • (OCoLC)1005108651

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