Black Yanks in the Pacific : race in the making of American military empire after World War II / Michael Cullen Green
- Green, Michael Cullen, 1977-
- Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- x, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Introduction : everyday racial politics in a military empire -- Reconversion blues and the appeal of (re)enlistment -- The American dream in a prostrate Japan -- The public politics of intimate affairs -- A brown baby crisis -- The race of combat in Korea -- Epilogue : military desegregation in a militarized world.
- "By the end of World War II, many black citizens viewed service in the segregated American armed forces with distaste if not disgust. Meanwhile, domestic racism and Jim Crow, ongoing Asian struggles against European colonialism, and prewar calls for Afro-Asian solidarity had generated considerable black ambivalence toward American military expansion in the Pacific, in particular the impending occupation of Japan. Over the following decade, however, military service enabled tens of thousands of African Americans to interact daily with Asian peoples
- African American soldiers—Japan—History—20th century
- African American soldiers—Korea—History—20th century
- Korean War, 1950-1953—Participation, African American
- United States—Armed Forces—African Americans—History—20th century
- Japan—History—Allied occupation, 1945-1952
- United States—Race relations—History—20th century
- 9780801448966 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801448964 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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