African American Troops in the U.S. Forces 1866-1945.
Field & Bielakowski. This book examines the history of African American soldiers, from the American Civil War and the Plains Wars, when they were nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers," through the age of American Imperialism, World War I and World War II (in which nearly half a million African Americans fought for their country), and the desegregation of the armed forces that followed. 232 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7½"x 9½", hardcover.