Smoked Yankees and the Struggle for Empire: Letters From Negro Soldiers, 1898-1902.
From the dust jacket, “Black soldiers (called Smoked Yankees by the Spaniards) hoped to ease Negro oppression in the United States by serving in the regular and volunteer armies during the Spanish-American War…these letters constitute a remarkably complete and hitherto undisclosed record of the black man’s role (and attitudes) in America’s struggle for empire at the turn of the century.”
Description: Smoked Yankees and the Struggle for Empire: Letters From Negro Soldiers, 1898-1902.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1971). 328pp. First Edition. Illustrated. Publisher’s black cloth in dust jacket. Text block edges with light foxing. All told, a near fine copy in a dust jacket with tiny defects and in like condition.