War and the American State (Henretta Ch.22)

War and the American State (Henretta Ch.22) - Diablo Valley...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–14. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Diablo Valley College History 121 Dr. Kent Haldan Ch. 22 War and the American State (Henretta, Chapter 22)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
World War I Recruiting Poster: UNCLE SAM I WANT YOU
Background image of page 2
Ethnic and racial composition of Armed Forces: Q#1. Describe the ethnic composition and educational background of the American Armed Forces during World War I. Describe the treatment of African American soldiers and the worse incident involving conflict between blacks and whites. How did the Germans try to dissuade black soldiers from fighting in the war?
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
A.Racism in the Armed Forces and War on the Home Front 1. During World War I the ethnic composition of the American Armed Forces was 20% foreign born. When officials administered Stanford-Binet test to troops, it was found that 1/4 draftees illiterate . Cultural bias of test: Test asked about French painter who few had never heard of. Although army dropped the test in 1919, revised versions of the test became standard part of education system
Background image of page 4
B.African American soldiers received worst treatment . Serving in rigidly segregated units under white officers. Worst incident Houston, Tx .: Members of 24th Infantry, Third Battalion killed 15 white soldiers and police officers over string of racial incidents, including the beating of black woman. 62 soldier tried, 19 hung.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
African American soldiers received worst treatment . Pattern of military in South, hostility against Black soldiers serving in military.) 400,000 black soldiers served in military: 13% of the forces; 92% draftees. (Compare to Hi % working class and people of color in the front lines of the Vietnam War.)
Background image of page 6
African American recruitment poster for WWI
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
C. African Americans & The French However, African Americans were treated more as equals by French. In the U.S. military, despite numerous acts of valor of black soldiers African Americans received no Metal of Honor. the French gave out several hundred Legions of Honor to African Americans .
Background image of page 8
Eugene Bullard (1895-1961).
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Eugene Bullard (1895-1961). The first black wartime aviator and celebrated prize fighter, musician, and decorated member of the French foreign legion and the French airforce in World War I. Born in Georgia, Bullard's fled from home, he migrated to Scotland and then to Paris as a stowaway in 1912.
Background image of page 10
Eugene Bullard (1895-1961). There, in the city's tolerant racial climate, Bullard soaked up the cabaret scene and mingled with jazz stars Sidney Bechet and Josephine Baker.
Background image of page 11

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
D.African Americans & German propaganda German propaganda asked African Americans : "Do you enjoy same rights as white people in America?" It emphasized African Americans Second class citizenship status pointing to discrimination in restaurants, theaters, discrimination in Law, Lynching and the most horrible cruelties— is that a lawful proceeding in a democratic country?”
Background image of page 12
African Americans & German propaganda It also claimed Germans like colored people: same social privileges as every
Background image of page 13

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 14
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course HIST 121 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Diablo Valley College.

Page1 / 87

War and the American State (Henretta Ch.22) - Diablo Valley...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 14. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online