When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the newly formed U.S. Coast Guard assisted the U.S. Navy, both ... Notably, the vast majority of African Americans in the Coast Guard served on shore duty, particularly in positions requiring large amounts of manual labor. ... policy, the federal government declared that all recruitment for the branches of the military would oc- cur through the draft.
|Title||:||African Americans at War|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2003-12|