Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Carregando...

A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and…

de Maria Höhn, Martin Klimke

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaConversas
6Nenhum(a)2,179,190Nenhum(a)Nenhum(a)
""A breakthrough in international history, A Breath of Freedom shines a penetrating light on the neglected story of African American troops in Europe. Hı̀±n and Klimke are the first scholars to situate black GIs' experience in the broad context of the twentieth century's wars and achievements. At the same time, the impressive scope of this exhaustively researched work never shortchanges the humanity of the individual soldier."-Brenda Gayle Plummer, author of Rising Wind: Black Americans and U.S. Foreign Affairs, 1935-1960" ""This deeply moving book perfectly captures my own experience as a black soldier in the segregated U.S. Army during WWII who took part in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald. Hı̀±n and Klimke vividly illustrate the fundamental impact these events had on my own life and on the lives of so many veterans who later became foot soldiers in the black freedom struggle."-Leon Bass, WWII veteran" "Even for those of us who were involved in the civil rights movement during the 1960's, A Breath of Freedom is an eye-opener. This book helps increase awareness of the noble contributions of black veterans to our nation: it not only illuminates the irony of their struggle to defeat Nazism in World War II in the face of racial discrimination back home but also highlights their crucial role in advancing the civil rights and liberties that all Americans enjoy today."-Bob Filner, Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee" "Based on an award-winning international research project and photo exhibition, this poignant and beautifully illustrated book examines the experiences of African American GIs in Germany and the unique insights they provide into the civil rights struggle at home and abroad. Thanks in large part to its military occupation of Germany after World War II, America's unresolved civil rights agenda was exposed to worldwide scrutiny as never before. At the same time, the ambitious U.S. efforts to democratize German society after the defeat of Nazism meant that West Germany encountered American ideas of freedom and democracy to a much larger degree than many other countries. As African American GIs became increasingly politicized, they took on a particular significance for the Civil Rights Movement in light of Germany's central role in the Cold War. While the effects of the Civil Rights Movement reverberated across the globe, Germany represents a special case that illuminates a remarkable period in American and world history."--BOOK JACKET.… (mais)
Nenhum(a)
Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

Sem resenhas
"Useful for all people interested in the US civil rights struggle and postwar German society."
adicionado por Christa_Josh | editarChoice, J. Kleiman
 

» Adicionar outros autores

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Höhn, Mariaautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Klimke, Martinautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Lugares importantes
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (1)

""A breakthrough in international history, A Breath of Freedom shines a penetrating light on the neglected story of African American troops in Europe. Hı̀±n and Klimke are the first scholars to situate black GIs' experience in the broad context of the twentieth century's wars and achievements. At the same time, the impressive scope of this exhaustively researched work never shortchanges the humanity of the individual soldier."-Brenda Gayle Plummer, author of Rising Wind: Black Americans and U.S. Foreign Affairs, 1935-1960" ""This deeply moving book perfectly captures my own experience as a black soldier in the segregated U.S. Army during WWII who took part in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald. Hı̀±n and Klimke vividly illustrate the fundamental impact these events had on my own life and on the lives of so many veterans who later became foot soldiers in the black freedom struggle."-Leon Bass, WWII veteran" "Even for those of us who were involved in the civil rights movement during the 1960's, A Breath of Freedom is an eye-opener. This book helps increase awareness of the noble contributions of black veterans to our nation: it not only illuminates the irony of their struggle to defeat Nazism in World War II in the face of racial discrimination back home but also highlights their crucial role in advancing the civil rights and liberties that all Americans enjoy today."-Bob Filner, Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee" "Based on an award-winning international research project and photo exhibition, this poignant and beautifully illustrated book examines the experiences of African American GIs in Germany and the unique insights they provide into the civil rights struggle at home and abroad. Thanks in large part to its military occupation of Germany after World War II, America's unresolved civil rights agenda was exposed to worldwide scrutiny as never before. At the same time, the ambitious U.S. efforts to democratize German society after the defeat of Nazism meant that West Germany encountered American ideas of freedom and democracy to a much larger degree than many other countries. As African American GIs became increasingly politicized, they took on a particular significance for the Civil Rights Movement in light of Germany's central role in the Cold War. While the effects of the Civil Rights Movement reverberated across the globe, Germany represents a special case that illuminates a remarkable period in American and world history."--BOOK JACKET.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Links rápidos

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: Sem avaliação.

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 162,156,313 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível