The Resource The Black soldiers who built the Alaska Highway : a history of four U.S. Army regiments in the north, 1942-1943, John Virtue ; foreword by Monte Irvin

The Black soldiers who built the Alaska Highway : a history of four U.S. Army regiments in the north, 1942-1943, John Virtue ; foreword by Monte Irvin

Label
The Black soldiers who built the Alaska Highway : a history of four U.S. Army regiments in the north, 1942-1943
Title
The Black soldiers who built the Alaska Highway
Title remainder
a history of four U.S. Army regiments in the north, 1942-1943
Statement of responsibility
John Virtue ; foreword by Monte Irvin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first detailed account of the 5,000 black troops who were reluctantly sent north by the U.S. Army during World War II to help build the Alaska Highway and install the companion Canol pipeline. Theirs were the first black regiments deployed outside the 48 states during the war"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/1273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TE24.A4
LC item number
V57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The Black soldiers who built the Alaska Highway : a history of four U.S. Army regiments in the north, 1942-1943, John Virtue ; foreword by Monte Irvin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pondering a pathway to Alaska -- Highway and pipeline approved -- The second emancipation order -- Blacks rush to enlist -- Black soldiers voice their complaints -- Army reluctantly assigns Black regiments -- Heading north -- Japanese attack justifies the Alcan highway -- The 93rd and the 95th start off with picks and shovels -- The 97th completes the highway -- The 388th does the heavy lifting -- An unexpectedly severe winter -- Surviving isolation -- The highway is praised, the pipeline criticized -- Identifying problems -- News coverage of Black troops suppressed -- Epilogue
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780786471171
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
1023029
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794708258
  • 1016139
  • (OCoLC)ocn794708258
  • 1016139

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