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

by Sheinkin, Steve.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edtion.Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781596437968 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1596437960 (hardcover : alk. paper).Other title: Port Chicago fifty.Subject(s): United States. Navy -- African Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Juvenile literature | Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944 -- Juvenile literature | Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944 -- Juvenile literature | African American sailors -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 940.54/5308996073079463
Contents:
First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes.
Summary: Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.
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Book Book Martha's Vineyard High School Library
940.54/SHEINKIN (Browse shelf) Available Gift of the Want to Know Club

Includes bibliographical references (page 191) and index.

First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes.

Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

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