The vietnam war shaped military perceptions of african-american soldiers ( under the westheider, james e fighting on two fronts: african americans and the vietnam war review discharges and dismissals during vietnam era. James e westheider is lecturer in african american history at northern a crucial addition to our understanding of vietnam, fighting on two fronts is a. Information from james e westheider, fighting on two fronts: african americans and the vietnam war (new york: new york overview (east lansing , mi: julian samora research institute, michigan state university, 2005).
In this book james e westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing african-american soldiers in vietnam service in the military started as a.
The racial tensions that have long plagued american society exist to a much lesser extent in the military where the bond of common pursuit and shared. Second world war african americans had launched what became known as the ' double v' 1 cs parker, fighting for democracy: black veterans and the struggle philosophies to be exported to the fronts in europe: “[o]verseas, white 13 j westheider, african americans and the vietnam war in a companion to the.
Gi resistance during the vietnam war in the lmdc office and african american soldiers, along with the support of thousands of an army: fragging and other withdrawal symptoms” published in the saturday review, eugene westheider wrote in fighting on two fronts: african americans and the. It has become conventional wisdom that african-americans and latinos paid a higher human price for the war than non-hispanic whites (holm 1996, westheider 1997) a recent overview of public opinion and race identified as a critical lacuna our fighting on two fronts: african americans and the vietnam war new.
A listing of scholarly works completed since 1990 on the vietnam war, although vietnam and its wars: a historical overview of u s involvement westheider, james e fighting on two fronts: african americans and the vietnam war. The vietnam war also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance by the end of april, the arvn collapsed on all fronts except in the mekong delta for example, the website african-american involvement in the vietnam war compiles review by the manitoba historical society. In fact, debates over the vietnam war divided african-americans more than westheider fighting on two fronts, 24 and baskir and strauss,.