[An] impressive array of readings. . . . this volume is a volume for anyone seeking to understand the wide diversity of responses to war and citizenship in African American literary history. . . . Highly Recommended.
A ready and accessible means to access the frustrations of African Americans trying to reconcile war, American values, and their own place within a racial hierarchy.
The first of its kind, assembling an impressive array of African American voices on war and citizenship from the colonial period to the present. . . . These various texts and interviews attest to the enormous complexity of African Americans’ relation to the US military and the patriotic ideology it entails. No other anthology provides such a comprehensive insight into the crucial nexus between war, race, and nation in black history and literature.
--American Literary History
Access[es] the frustrations of African Americans trying to reconcile war, American values, and their own place within a racial hierarchy.