From the 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles of the Confederate States Army to the Navajo Code Talkers and 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion of World War II, ethnic and racial minorities have played significant roles in American military history.
Alexander M. Bielakowski, PhD, is associate professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
"Although a specialized reference work, the set is another solid contribution to ABC-CLIO's ongoing project of historical reference volumes. This work is recommended for academic and larger public libraries." - ARBA "Its historical scope, from the pre-Revolutionary period to the present, ensures the encyclopedia's expansive view of ethnic minorities. . . . Recommended for public and academic libraries." - Booklist