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In April 1917, black Americans reacted in various ways to the entry of the United States into World War I in the name of "Democracy." Some expressed loud support, many were indifferent, and others voiced outright opposition. All were agreed, however, that the best place to start guaranteeing freedom was at home.
Almost immediately, rumors spread across the nation that German agents were engaged in "Negro Subversion" and that African Americans were potentially disloyal. Despite mounting a constant watch on black civilians, their newspapers, and their organizations, the domestic intelligence agents of the federal government failed to detect any black traitors or saboteurs. They did, however, find vigorous demands for equal rights to be granted and for the 30-year epidemic of lynching in the South to be eradicated. In Race, War, and Surveillance, Mark Ellis examines the interaction between the deep-seated fears of many white Americans about a possible race war and their profound ignorance about the black population. The result was a "black scare" that lasted well beyond the war years.
Mark Ellis is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
256 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, index, append.
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African Americans and the War for Democracy, 1917
The Wilson Administration and Black Opinion, 1917?1918
The Surveillance of African American Leadership
W. E. B. Du Bois, Joel E. Spingarn, and Military Intelligence
Diplomacy and Demobilization, 1918?1919
Über den Autor:
Mark Ellis is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He has published articles on race and ethnicity in America during World War I in several journals, including the Journal of American History.
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