Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-x

For many years the reputation of the Ninety-second Division, the only African American division in France in World War I, 1917–1918, has been tarnished, to say the least; in fact, the division has had no reputation except for failure. White Americans referred to its poor...

Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xviii

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One: Training

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pp. 1-16

The training of the Ninety-second Division did not differ much from training of other divisions organized by the War Department after the nation entered the world war in April 1917. After its organization in October 1917, the Ninety-second trained in the United States and then, upon arriving in France the next summer, began...

Two: Argonne

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pp. 17-41

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pp. 42-48

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Three: Engineers and Artillery

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pp. 49-69

If one took the opinions of the three battalion commanders and the colonel commanding the 368th Infantry of the Ninety-second Division, it was evident that both black officers and black infantrymen failed in the Argonne. If, then, one took the...

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Four: Marbache

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pp. 70-88

In the Marbache sect or of the American line in France, where the Ninety-second Division spent the last month of its wartime service with the AEF, the African American company-grade officers leading African American troops did as well, even better, than officers...

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Five: Conclusion

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pp. 89-106

The reputation of the Ninety-second Division was not high before its 368th Regiment went into the Argonne Forest for five days. Thereafter it settled into the basement of divisional reputations. The reason was twofold. For one thing, the white officers of...

Notes

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pp. 107-114

Bibliography

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pp. 115-120

Index

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pp. 121-123