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Published: 15 June 2017

200 Pages | 30


ISBN: 9780190645205

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Porter, Steward, Citizen

An African American's Memoir of World War I

Royal A. Christian
Edited by Pellom McDaniels III

  • The first public edition of Royal Christian's remarkable memoir, this book expands the historiography related to WWI in general and the experiences of African American men specifically
  • Provides access to the inner workings of the American military, while illuminating some of the ways in which black men and white men interacted under the banner of service to their country
  • Offers an opportunity to recognize how some black men managed to take full advantage of their outside-within status and gain access to power
  • Christian presents an unusual glimpse of London towards the end of the war and France after the Armistice was signed