The Encyclopedia of African American Military History

By William Weir ’50 (Prometheus Books)


From the Revolutionary War to the present, African Americans have long been part of the military service in America. Here the author presents more than 300 entries highlighting the accomplishments of African-American soldiers, sailors and miliitary units, including the Buffalo soldiers.

Also included is a look at some important battles, a view of legislation and policy affecting African-American service, and historical incidents. Numerous illustrations also are part of the encyclopedia.

(April 2005)