Damnable Dilemma


William Jordan, “The Damnable Dilemma”: African-American Accommodation and Protest during WWI,” Journal of American History, Vol. 81, No. 4 ( March, 1995), pp. 1562-1583. Write a review of this article using the guidelines on page two (2) of your syllabus.


I am asking that you discuss the article=s thesis and whether you believe the author adequately supported the central theme.  Secondly, devote some space to summarizing the article, and finally, critique the article.  What is your opinion of the work?  Please go beyond stating that AI really liked the article,@ AIt was a good article,@ or that AI highly recommend  it @.  What were the article=s weaknesses and strengths?  Was it informative?  Is the author biased?  Is the author=s race, ethnicity, religion, or sex apparent? Use your best prose and make sure that you read your paper aloud (to yourself and/or someone else.  Your paper should be two pages, double-spaced typed using a 12- point font (preferably Times Roman).



Chad L. Williams, “Vanguards of the New Negro: African American Veterans and Post-World War I Racial Militancy,” Journal of African American History, Vol. 92, No. 3 (Summer, 2007), pp. 347-370.

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