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African Americans

African Americans  

A citizen or resident of the United States whose ancestry can be traced to Africa. A term intended to avoid the pejorative associations of words such as “negro” and “black.” An estimated 10 to 12 ...
African-American troops

African-American troops  

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Variously called negro, coloured, and black, the history of African-American soldiers is that of US race relations in general. Even after the abolition of formal discrimination by colour, advancement ...
Army Reorganization Act

Army Reorganization Act  

1 (1866) an act passed by Congress on July 28, 1866, after the Civil War, to allocate six regiments, the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and ...
Ethnicity and Race in the Military

Ethnicity and Race in the Military  

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Ethnicity and race have been less troubling military questions for the United States than for nations where ethnic and racial competition, political power struggles, or caste systems have had a ...
Fort Sill

Fort Sill  

A fort near Lawton, Oklahoma, staked out in 1869 to stop Native American tribes from attacking settlers along the borders with Texas and Kansas and to keep order in the ...
Military

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The African American contribution to victories in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 was substantial. African American ground forces in the Revolutionary War numbered about five thousand, and ...
Military Families

Military Families  

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“If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one!” This often quoted dictum reflects a historical truth: until recently, military families have been ...

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