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Ebooks Minnesota Highlight: Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor from the American Revolution to Today


Black Faces of War: A legacy of honor from the American Revolution to today, by Robert V. Morris, includes over 250 archival images, paintings, and drawings of African Americans who have served in the United States armed forces throughout history.  This book goes beyond the Tuskagee Airmen and Buffalo Soldiers and offers a sweeping look at the history of the American military service by African American men and women.  "The book reflects on how black Americans served and died for a nation that for the majority of its history neither desired nor appreciated their selfless service." This book took over 2 years to research and contains first-rate historical reporting.  It includes contributions from W. Stephen Morris and Luther H. Smith, one of the most-celebrated Tuskegee Airmen.  A few of the military heroes highlighted in the book are, Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Revolutionary War, Lt. James Reese Europe, who brought jazz music to Europe in 1918, and Lt. Charity Adams, commander of the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit during World War II.  


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Beth Staats

Beth is one of three Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarians with Minitex. She holds a BA in History from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  You can reach her by phone at 612-624-7873 or email at fried004@umn.edu.