Marvin Fletcher

Marvin Fletcher received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He teaches a variety of courses in American military history [United States in the Vietnam War; United States in World War II; Military History of the Civil War; US Military History 1600-1900; US Military History Since 1900], African American history [African American History 1865-1939; African American History 1940-present], and American Jewish History. He has supervised MA theses and PhD dissertations in both African American and US Military History, the most recent being Thomas Bruscino’s 2005 dissertation on the impact of the military experience of GIs in World War 2 on their behavior in the postwar world.

Fletcher has published several books in African American military history including Negro Soldiers and Officers in the United States Army, 1891-1917 and America’s First Black General: Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., 1880-1970. He has also done an annotated bibliography of the peacetime US Army between 1900 and 1940. He has published articles and reviews in both of his fields. Currently he is researching a history of the Gold Star Mothers pilgrimage, 1929-1933. He also participated in a television documentary on this subject.

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