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Acknowledgments Prologue: Storm Warning Glossary 1 The Black Sailor: Chambermaid to the Braid and Nothing More 2 Racial Unrest Strikes the Army and Marines 3 The Zumwalt Revolution 4 Kitty Hawk: The Pot Begins to Boil 5 Blow Off: The Kitty Hawk Riot 6 More Unrest: The Hassayampa Riot 7 The Sit-down Strike on the Constellation 8 Negotiations with the Protesters: A Comedy of Errors 9 The Hicks Subcommittee Hearings: Questions and Motives 10 Violence on Nearly Every Ship: Race Riots after Constellation 11 The Struggle to Eliminate Bias in the Fleet 12 From Awareness to Af?rmation Epilogue Appendix: Navy Ranks and Ratings, 1973 Notes Bibliography Index About the Author

About the Author

John Darrell Sherwood is an official historian with the U.S. Naval Historical Center. He is the author of Officers in Flight Suits: The Story of American Air Force Fighter Pilots in Korea and Afterburner: Naval Aviators and the Vietnam War, both published by NYU Press. He is also the author of Fast Movers: Aviators and the Vietnam War Experience.


"Highly Recommended"
-The Hook
"Sherwood's contribution to our understanding of the racial tension that the navy experienced as the Vietnam War ended for American troops should interest military historians and students of the Vietnam War."-Ron Milam,Military History of the West

"U. S. Naval Historian Center historian John Darrell Sherwoods examines the racial situation in the Navy during the sixities and seventies and the Navy's attempts to deal with it."
-The VVA Veteran

"Based on naval archives and scores of Vietnam veterans (both black and white), this book examines racial unrest in the turbulent Vietnam-era Navy and the Navy's efforts to control it."
-Columbia College Today

"A scholarly, readable, and thought provoking account of a troubled period in American history. Readers interested in the Navy, the Vietnam conflict, and race relations will find this authoritative study invaluable."
-Journal of Military History

"A valuable contribution to the growing historiography on racial and ethnic minorities in wartime. . . . Sherwood's good writing, voluminous research, and perceptive conclusions should make his book the standard treatment of its subject."
-American Historical Review

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