By Chad L. Williams

For the 380,000 African American infantrymen who fought in global battle I, Woodrow Wilson's cost to make the realm "safe for democracy" carried life-or-death that means. Chad L. Williams unearths the important position of African American squaddies within the worldwide clash and the way they, in addition to race activists and usual voters, devoted to scuffling with for democracy at domestic and past. utilizing a various diversity of resources, Torchbearers of Democracy reclaims the legacy of African American squaddies and veterans and connects their heritage to matters comparable to the duties of citizenship, wrestle and hard work, diaspora and internationalism, homecoming and racial violence, "New Negro" militancy, and African American thoughts of the war.

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