[ Reading ] ➿ A Breath of Freedom Author Maria Höhn – Lalaweek.us

A Breath of Freedom Based On An Award Winning International Research Project And Photo Exhibition, This Poignant And Beautifully Illustrated Book Examines The Experiences Of African American GIs In Germany And The Unique Insights They Provide Into The Civil Rights Struggle At Home And Abroad Thanks In Large Part To Its Military Occupation Of Germany After World War II, America S Unresolved Civil Rights Agenda Was Exposed To Worldwide Scrutiny As Never Before At The Same Time, Its Ambitious Efforts To Democratize German Society After The Defeat Of Nazism Meant That West Germany Was Exposed To American Ideas Of Freedom And Democracy To A Much Larger Degree Than Many Other Countries As African American GIs Became Increasingly Politicized, They Took On A Particular Significance For The Civil Rights Movement In Light Of Germany S Central Role In The Cold War While The Effects Of The Civil Rights Movement Reverberated Across The Globe, Germany Represents A Special Case That Illuminates A Remarkable Period In American And World History Digital Archive Including Videos, Photographs, And Oral History Interviews Available At Www.breathoffreedom.org

[ Reading ] ➿ A Breath of Freedom  Author Maria Höhn – Lalaweek.us
  • Paperback
  • 282 pages
  • A Breath of Freedom
  • Maria Höhn
  • English
  • 17 December 2017
  • 9780230104730

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    Examining the foreign policy dimension of the civil rights movement in the US, this joint project between Vassar and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies deals with the problems and opportunities created by the unavoidable irony of using a segregated US Army to de Nazify West Germany, Soviet and East German critiques grounded in incidents of discrimination, FBI use of this to paint Civil Rights leaders as communists, links between German universities and formers students like Angela Davis and W.E.B DuBois, the local politics of dictating German towns near major bases replicate southern norms in segregating social activities sometimes under the banner of testing swimming pool water quality and the role of racial problems in the status of the 7th Army in the 1970s Even better,...

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