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Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives) Paperback – September 6, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0691140049 ISBN-10: 0691140049 Edition: First Edition
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Winner of the 2010 Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association


"[T]his is a beautifully crafted piece of scholarship. . . . The analysis is lucid, speaks to multiple theoretical domains, and smartly combines textured qualitative research with rigorous quantitative data. . . . [T]he principal findings of the research are well substantiated and provocative. Fighting for Democracy deserves to be avidly read by all those interested in the nexus of military socialization, political participation, and the struggle for racial equality."--Joseph E. Luders, Perspectives on Politics



"Parker convincingly demonstrates that veterans played an essential role in the civil rights movement, challenging a narrative that has focused primarily on the agency of the black church, university students, and traditional civil rights organizations. . . . [H]is conclusions offer powerful insights that historians of the civil rights movement need seriously to consider."--Jennifer D. Keene, Journal of American History

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"Rare it is that a book alters the way we see history. But that is certainly the case here. The canonical account of the civil rights struggle holds that it was nurtured in the black church, with an assist from select black colleges and NAACP chapters. Through careful, painstaking scholarship, Parker shows that returning black World War II veterans played a vital role as well. In doing so, he restores the veterans to their rightful place in the history of the struggle. Consider the canonical account revised."--Doug McAdam, Stanford University


"Fighting for Democracy offers a strikingly new and important analysis of the relationship between African Americans' military service and the sources of the civil rights movement. It puts forth a highly original and fascinating argument, one that emanates theoretical sophistication, strong empirical underpinnings, and analytical astuteness."--Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University


"Fighting for Democracy is an impressive work. Parker makes a compelling argument about the important role that military experience played in encouraging black political participation during the civil rights movement. Well-written, accessible, and rigorous, the book's attention to history and theoretical development is top-notch."--Vincent Hutchings, University of Michigan


"Meticulously researched, deeply informative, and engrossing throughout, Fighting for Democracy is a brilliant exposition of the powerful and politicizing effect of military service on African American men during the civil rights era. It heralds the debut of an important and original voice among political scientists."--Taeku Lee, University of California, Berkeley


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  • Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; First Edition edition (September 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691140049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691140049
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
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