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The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights

Sheinkin, Steve.

New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is the story of the p rejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.

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ISBN:

9781596437968 (hbk.)

ISBN:

1596437960 (hbk.)

ISBN:

9781596439832 (ebk.)

LC Call No:

D810.N4 S44 2013

Dewey Class No:

940.54/5308996073079463 23

Author:

Sheinkin, Steve.

Title:

The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights / Steve Sheinkin.

VaryingTitle:

Port Chicago fifty

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

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unmediated rdamedia

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volume rdacarrier

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is the story of the p rejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.

Subject:

United States.--Navy--African Americans--History--20th century--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

United States.--Navy--African Americans--History--20th century.

Subject:

World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

African American sailors--History--20th century--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American.

Subject:

Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944.

Subject:

Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944.

Subject:

African American sailors--History--20th century.

Subject:

African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century.

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