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"State, army and race during World War II"

"State, army and race during World War II"

Pauline PERETZ

State, army and race during World War II.
A comparison between the United States and France

Vendredi 7 décembre 2018, IHTP, salle 255

09:15 am Welcome and introduction
- Pauline Peretz (Université Paris 8 / IHTP)

Moderator : Thomas Grillot (CNRS, Mondes Américains, EHESS)
09:30 am THE MEANING OF RACE IN THE ARMY
- Sarah Frank (University of Saint Andrews, Scotland) :
By the book: Colonial stereotypes and French Army officer training manuels
- Thomas Guglielmo (George Washington University /U.S) :
Mustering a Military in Black & White: America’s World War II Draft and the Makingb& Meaning of Race

11:15 am Coffee break

11:15 am A BLACK ARMY?
- Christine Knauer (Universität Tübingen/ Germany) :
Fearlessly Fighting for the Oppressor. French Colonial Troops in the African American Press during World War II
- Pauline Peretz (Université Paris 8- IHTP/France) :
Medecine – a starting point for desegregation in the Army ? Fort Huchuca’s « All Black » hospital

12:45 am Lunch break

Moderator: Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucc i (Université Paris 8 – IHTP)
02:30 pm BLACK TROOPS AND WHITE CIVILIANS
- Robert F. Jefferson (University of New Mexico/U.S.) :
Lost in Translation: Black 92nd Division GIs, Italian Partisans, and the Politics of Liberation in the European Theater
- Claire Miot (Service Historique de la Défense (Vincennes)/Institut des sciences sociales du Politique (Cachan)/France) :
Foe’s wife or colonizer’s wife? Relations between native soldiers of the French Empire and European civilians under the eye of the military hierarchy, 1944-1945

04:00 pm Coffee break

04:15 pm THE WAR’S AFTERMATH
- Ruth Ginio (Ben Gurion University/Israel) :
Blood for equality: African soldiers’ protests after World War II
- Julien Fargettas
1945-1955 : A decisive decade for African soldiers of the French army. Status quo, reflections and africanisation.