For the 380,000 African American infantrymen who fought in international struggle I, Woodrow Wilson's cost to make the area "safe for democracy" carried life-or-death that means. Chad L. Williams finds the relevant function of African American squaddies within the worldwide clash and the way they, in addition to race activists and usual electorate, dedicated to scuffling with for democracy at domestic and past. utilizing a various variety of assets, Torchbearers of Democracy reclaims the legacy of African American squaddies and veterans and connects their background to matters resembling the responsibilities 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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