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Author Slotkin, Richard, 1942-

Title Lost battalions : the Great War and the crisis of American nationality / Richard Slotkin.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : H. Holt, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.403 SLO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 639 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Note "A John Macrae book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [599]-615) and index.
Contents Safe for democracy: the lost battalion and the Harlem Hell Fighters -- "The great composite American": Theodore Roosevelt and American nationalism, 1880-1917 -- No black in the rainbow: the origin of the Harlem Hell Fighters, 1911-1917 -- "The Jews and Wops, the Dutch and Irish Cops": recruiting the melting pot division, July-December 1917 -- The politics of ridicule: the 15th New York goes to war, October 1917-May 1918 -- The slamming of great doors: entering the world of combat, May-September 1918 -- Home fires burning: political and racial reaction, summer 1918 -- "Tout le Monde à la Bataille!": the allied offensive begins, September 12-27, 1918 -- The last long mile: the Hell Fighters at Bellevue Ridge and Sechault, September 26-October 1, 1918 -- The lost battalion: Whittlesey's command at Charlevaux Mill, October 1-8, 1918 -- Print the legend: the "lost battalion" as public myth -- "No man's land is ours": the Hell Fighters and the last battalion return, February-May 1919 -- The black and the red: race riots, red scares, and the triumph of reaction, 1919-1924 -- Unknown soldiers: Charles Whittlesey and Henry Johnson, 1919-1929 -- "Say, don't you remember...?": public memory, public myth, and the meaning of the war, 1919-1930 -- The new deal and the renewal of American nationalism, 1930-1941 -- The bargain renewed: the myth of the "good war" and the memory of the lost battalions, 1938-1965 .
Subject United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 369th -- History.
United States. Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 20th century.
African-American soldiers -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American.
Minorities -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0805041249
Standard No. 9780805041248

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