The Right to Fight
(Cambridge, MA: DeCapo Press, 1998). This is the most comprehensive and most scholarly book in the field. This is an ideal source for teachers.
American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm
(New York: Random House, 2001).
Black Heroes of the American Revolution
(New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976). This short book is suitable for young readers.
Hidden Heroes: Black Soldiers in America’s Wars
(Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001).
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.
Army Life in a Black Regiment
(Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870). This book about the Civil War is one of the first accounts of the African-American military experience.
Homan, Lynn and Reilly, Thomas.
Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
(Gretna, LA: Pelican Press, 2001).
Lanning, Michael Lee.
The African-American Soldier from Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell
(New York: Birch Lane Press, 1997). This fine book is both readable and scholarly. It is suitable for both teachers and students.