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Harlem at War: The Black Experience in WWII
A dramatized recreation of one of the most momentous race riots in American history. The book recreates the desolation of black communities during World War II, and examines the conditions that led up to the Harlem riot of 1943.
Paperback, 294 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Syracuse University Press
(first published February 1996)
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A tour de force of a book. Without useless extraneous facts, Mr. Brandt chronicles the travails of being black in America, then drills down to New York during the war. By balancing the successes of blacks with the enormous neglect, segregation, insults and obstacles the book describes perfectly the anger and outrage that blacks have against the overarching white machinations which are clearly described and outlined. An excellent primer for anyone, black or white, who would like to understand bla ...more
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