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Breaking the Color Barrier
Author: Robert John Schneller

ISBN: 9780814740132
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 331
Published: 17 March 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 3.2
View the Table of Contents. Read Chapter 1.Winner of the 2005 Richard W. Leopold Prize from the Organization for American HistoriansWinner of the 2005 George Pendleton Prize from the Society for History in the Federal GovernmentôDescribes for the first time the difficulties Wesley Brown endured and the concerted effort by a ætight knotÆ of southern upperclassmen to oust him using racial epithets, ostracism, and demerits.--Washington PostThis detailed story is one that has been long overdue in being told. Dr. Schneller has told it exceedingly well.--Proceedings/US Naval InstituteThis richly researched and judiciously written study facilitates deeper comprehension of how institutional racism preserved white hegemony in the U.S. Navy until Midshipman Wesley Brown detonated its color barrier.--Darlene Clark Hine, author of A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in AmericaA comprehensive and compelling work. Schneller explores the lives of the pioneering black midshipmen in intensely interesting detail.--David P. Colley, author of Blood For Dignity: The Story Of The First Integrated Combat Unit In The U.S. ArmyA remarkable book. Wes...

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