Yale University Libraries and Collections

RACE & THE WAR

EXAMPLES OF SECONDARY SOURCES

  • James Barr, Settling the desert of fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918 (2006).
  • Tim Stapleton, No Insignificant Part: the Rhodesia Native Regiment and the East Africa Campaign of the First World War (2006).

AREAS TO EXPLORE

  • American and African-American troops
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Armenian genocide
  • French African troops on the Rhineland
  • Imperial troops
  • Race on the front
  • Race and gender in propaganda

EXAMPLES OF MATERIALS RELATED TO RACE AND THE WAR

(Look especially to JWJ Za in the Beinecke Library)
  • William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 (inclusive) MS 309.
  • What does France want? Or: Where the Rhine and the Niger meet, by Karl Larsen (1925).
  • Force –bonté. Personal memoir of a Senegalese soldier. Mudd Library. WA 9009.
  • Morale: a study of men and courage; the Second Scottish Rifles a thte Battle of Neuve Chapelle, 1915. Mudd Library. UW22 B39.
  • Memoirs of the maelstrom: a Senegalese oral history of the First World War. SML. D811 A2 L85X 1999.
  • Les Noirs (d’apres des documents officials) (1919). SML. FILM b9181:1.
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T.E. Lawrence. Beinecke. 1976 298.
  • Submerged Nationalities of the German Empire (1915). Bp4 1 1915b.
  • Negro in Wartime by Bolton Smith (1918). Beinecke JWJ Zan J632 918S.
  • Scott’s Official history of the American Negro in the World War by Emmett J. Scott (1919). Beinecke JWJ Zan Sco84 919s.
Waiting for the Attack

Waiting for the Attack by V. Berne [?] Bellecour, Drawing on board, color lithograph or gravure after drawings, 12.5 x 9.5 cm. Image ID Number 1119163. Uncat JWJ MS 59, Folder 1721. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

USE ORBIS TO FIND BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

  • France. Armee—Colonial forces—History—20th Century
  • France. Armee—Colonial Troops
  • Great Britain. Army—Colonial Forces—History
  • Great Britain. Army. Brigade of Gurkhas—History
  • Great Britain. Army. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Battalion
  • World War, 1914-1918—Blacks—Africa, Southern
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa, East
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa—Personal narratives
  • World War, 1914-1918—India
  • World War, 1914-1918—Middle East
  • World War, 1914-1918—Palestine
  • World War, 1914-1918—Participation, African American
  • World War, 1914-1918—Participation, American
  • World War, 1914-1918—Participation, African
  • World War, 1914-1918—Participation, Jewish
  • World War, 1914-1918—Personal narratives, Arabic
  • World War, 1914-1918—Personal narratives, Namibian
  • World War, 1914-1918—Personal narratives, SenegaleseWorld War, 1914-1918—Personal narratives, Serbian
  • World War, 1914-1918—Race