This month, we’re giving away free ebook copies of Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took On the Army During World War II by Sandra M. Bolzenius and a special issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History on multi-ethnic immigration and the US South, including a review of Glory in Their Spirit. 

Before Rosa Parks and the March on Washington, four African American women risked their careers and freedom to defy the US Army over segregation. Bolzenius follows the story of WAC privates Mary Green, Anna Morrison, Johnnie Murphy, and Alice Young and how their actions sparked debates on racism, women in the military, and patriotism. 

The special issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History examines the history of multi-ethnic immigration and the myth of “Southern Exceptionalism.” Scholars explore the complicated relationship between race and nationality, both then and now.

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