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Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965   By: (1931-)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, author's spelling has been retained. Missing page numbers correspond to illustration or blank pages.]




by Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

Defense Historical Studies Committee (as of 6 April 1979)

Alfred Goldberg Office of the Secretary of Defense

Robert J. Watson Historical Division, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Brig. Gen. James L. Collins, Jr. Chief of Military History

Maj. Gen. John W. Huston Chief of Air Force History

Maurice Matloff Center of Military History

Stanley L. Falk Office of Air Force History

Rear Adm. John D. H. Kane, Jr. Director of Naval History

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Edwin H. Simmons Director of Marine Corps History and Museums

Dean C. Allard Naval Historical Center

Henry J. Shaw, Jr. Marine Corps Historical Center

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

MacGregor, Morris J Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940 1965

(Defense studies series) Includes bibliographical references and index. Supt. of Docs. no.: D 114.2:In 8/940 65 1. Afro American soldiers. 2. United States Race Relations. I. Title. II. Series. UB418.A47M33 335.3'3 80 607077

Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee (as of 6 April 1979)

Otis A. Singletary University of Kentucky

Maj. Gen. Robert C. Hixon U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Brig. Gen. Robert Arter U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Sara D. Jackson National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Harry L. Coles Ohio State University

Maj. Gen. Enrique Mendez, Jr. Deputy Surgeon General, USA

Robert H. Ferrell Indiana University

James O'Neill Deputy Archivist of the United States

Cyrus H. Fraker The Adjutant General Center

Benjamin Quarles Morgan State College

William H. Goetzmann University of Texas

Brig. Gen. Alfred L. Sanderson Army War College

Col. Thomas E. Griess U.S. Military Academy

Russell F. Weigley Temple University


The integration of the armed forces was a momentous event in our military and national history; it represented a milestone in the development of the armed forces and the fulfillment of the democratic ideal. The existence of integrated rather than segregated armed forces is an important factor in our military establishment today... Continue reading book >>

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