Captain Blackman

TitleCaptain Blackman
Year for Search1973
AuthorsWilliams, John A[lfred](1925-2015)
Date Published1973
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Male author
Annotation

Most of the novel is concerned with the experiences of African-Americans in the U. S. military, specifically in Vietnam. It ends, though with two brief scenes, the first of depicting white officers planning to eliminate African-Americans from the military. The second depicts the failure of the because African-Americans have slowly established themselves in Africa, where they were free from surveillance and have gradually taken control of U. S. nuclear weapons and their delivery systems. The first scene is intended to be the culmination of the dystopian experience African-Americans in the military; the second is intended to be the first step to a better society. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. with an “Introduction” by Alexs Pate (i-ix). Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2000

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Author Note

African-American author (1925-2015)

Full Text

1972 Williams, John A[lfred] (1925-2015). Captain Blackman. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Rpt. with an “Introduction” by Alexs Pate (i-ix). Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2000. PSt

Most of the novel is concerned with the experiences of African-Americans in the U. S. military, specifically in Vietnam. It ends, though with two brief scenes, the first of depicting white officers planning to eliminate African-Americans from the military. The second depicts the failure of the because African-Americans have slowly established themselves in Africa, where they were free from surveillance and have gradually taken control of U. S. nuclear weapons and their delivery systems. The first scene is intended to be the culmination of the dystopian experience African-Americans in the military; the second is intended to be the first step to a better society. African-American author.