Buffalo Soldiers in Italy

Black Americans in World War II


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About the Book

The 92nd Infantry (“Buffalo”) Division was the last segregated (all-black) U.S. Army division and the only black division to fight in World War II in Europe. The few media references to the division have reflected generally unfavorable contemporary evaluations by white commanders.
The present work reflects an analysis of numerous records and interviews that refute the negative impressions and demonstrate that these 13,500 soldiers gained their share of victories under hardships no others were expected to meet.

About the Author(s)

The late Hondon B. Hargrove, of Lansing, Michigan, was widely engaged as a speaker on black military history and was a Buffalo Division artillery officer. He was also the author of Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War (2003).

Bibliographic Details

Hondon B. Hargrove
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 223
Bibliographic Info: photos, maps, tables, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2003 [1985]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1708-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2151-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—The Book Report; “necessary…accurate…needed”—Choice; “first time analysis…utilizes extensive research”—About…Time; “all public and academic libraries should purchase this book”—Colorado Libraries; “a book that neither World War II veterans nor African American scholars want to miss”—History: Reviews of New Books.