Black Sailor, White Navy: Racial Unrest in the Fleet during by John Darrell Sherwood

By John Darrell Sherwood

It is difficult to figure out what ruled extra newspaper headlines in the USA in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and early ‘70s: the Vietnam battle or America’s turbulent racial weather. Oddly, in spite of the fact that, those pivotal moments are hardly ever tested in tandem.

John Darrell Sherwood has mined the records of the U.S. army and performed ratings of interviews with Vietnam veterans — either black and white — and different army team of workers to bare the whole volume of racial unrest within the army throughout the Vietnam warfare period, in addition to the Navy’s makes an attempt to regulate it. in the course of the moment 1/2 the Vietnam struggle, the military witnessed a number of the worst incidents of racial strife ever skilled through the yank army. Sherwood introduces us to fierce encounters on American warships and bases, starting from sit-down moves to significant race riots.

The Navy’s trip from a kingdom of racial polarization to at least one of relative concord used to be now not a simple one, and Black Sailor, White Navy makes a speciality of the main turbulent element during this highway: the Vietnam battle era.

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