Twenty-Two Months with "Uncle Sam" Being the Experiences and Observations of a Negro Student Who Volunteered for Military Service Against the Central Powers from June, 1917 to April, 1919.

Atlanta, Georgia: Robinson-Cofer Company, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. 23 x 15.5 cm. Octavo. 128pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author and 8 other plates (photographs). Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to the cover. Rubbing to the edges of boards. Edgewear and toning to the spine. Scattered staining to some of the page edges. Previous owner's address label on title page. Binding is tight. Rare work, only 7 copies listed in Worldcat. Good. Item #60008

When the United States entered the war, Cade volunteered for military service and joined the 17th Provisional Training Camp in Des Moines, Iowa. He was comissioned as a 2nd lieutenant during World War I and served in the 366th infantry, Company F. The 366th was the first American all-black fighting unit to be commanded by black officers. Before this, all-black units were commanded by white officers and USA troops were segregated until after World War II. After the war, Cade earned his Masters degree and started work as the first principal at Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1928. From 1939-61 he was the University Dean and Director of Extension Services. After his retirement, he established the Archives of Black Louisiana History also at Southern University. A new library at the University was named in his honor 1987.

Price: $500.00

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