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Black shame : African soldiers in Europe, 1914-1922 / Dick van Galen Last, with Ralf Futselaar ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager.

by Last, Dick van Galen [author]; Futselaar, Ralf [author]; Jager, Marjolijn de [translator].
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015Description: xii, 273 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781472531032; 1472531035.Uniform titles: Zwarte schande. English.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American | Soldiers -- Africa -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Europe | World War, 1914-1918 -- Africa | Race discrimination -- Europe -- 20th century | Weltkrieg | Afrikaner | Schwarze | Soldat | Africans | 20th century | black historyOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only Summary: Black Shame offers a detailed analysis of the recruitment and deployment of and reactions to African soldiers in the WWI European theatre of war. In so doing, the book paints a vivid picture of the wider debates of race and national identity provoked by the use of African troops within the main actors on the WWI scene: France, Britain, Germany and even the US. Drawing on war-time attitudes, Dick van Galen Last explores the reality and long-term consequences of the participation of African regiments in the post-war occupation of the German territories. Wide-ranging, both geographically and thematically, the first publication of its kind, Black Shame adds a fresh, truly comparative perspective to the scholarship in the fields of imperial and military history, as well as war studies and postcolonial studies, and will appeal to academics and postgraduate students alike.
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Includes index.

Black Shame offers a detailed analysis of the recruitment and deployment of and reactions to African soldiers in the WWI European theatre of war. In so doing, the book paints a vivid picture of the wider debates of race and national identity provoked by the use of African troops within the main actors on the WWI scene: France, Britain, Germany and even the US. Drawing on war-time attitudes, Dick van Galen Last explores the reality and long-term consequences of the participation of African regiments in the post-war occupation of the German territories. Wide-ranging, both geographically and thematically, the first publication of its kind, Black Shame adds a fresh, truly comparative perspective to the scholarship in the fields of imperial and military history, as well as war studies and postcolonial studies, and will appeal to academics and postgraduate students alike.

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