Selected Publications & Presentations of Dr. Westheider

 Books—

 The Vietnam War, American Soldier’s Lives Series, (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2007)

The African-American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms, (New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007)

Fighting On Two Fronts: African-Americans and the Vietnam War, (New York: New York University Press, 1997, paperback edition, 1999, online edition, 2000)

Book Chapters and Journal Articles—          

“African Americans and the Vietnam War,” chapter in, Mitchell Hall (editor), The Vietnam War Era; People and Perspectives, (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2009)

“Racial Violence in the Vietnam War,” chapter in the United States at War; Understanding Conflict and Society, (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2009 online edition)

“'Going to Mess up Some Beasts Tonight': The Outbreak of Racial Violence in the Armed Forces” chapter in Samuel W Black (editor), Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era (Pittsburgh: The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 2006). Reprinted from Fighting On Two Fronts: African-Americans and the Vietnam War, (New York: New York University Press, 1997)       

"Sgt. Allen Thomas, Jr.: A Black Soldier in Vietnam," chapter in Nina Mjagkij (editor), Portraits of African American Life Since 1865, (Wilmington: Delaware: Scholarly Resources. Inc., 2003)         

"African Americans and the Vietnam War," chapter in Marilyn Young, and Robert Buzzanco (editors), The Blackwell Companion to the Vietnam War, (London: Blackwell Publishers, 2002)

"Jews, Slavery, and the Slave Trade; A Historiographical Essay," The American Jewish Archives Journal, (May, 2000)

“Spanish Influenza and the Great War,” in Anne Cipriano Venzon, (editor), The United States in the First World War: an Encyclopedia, (New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1995)

“The History of Fort Washington At Cincinnati, Ohio: A Case Study,” Selected Papers From the Seventh and Eighth George Rogers Clark Trans-Appalachia Frontier History Conference, (Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1991)

Presentations—

“Secret Information Concerning Black American Troops,” The wartime experiences in France of the all-black 92nd and 93rd Divisions in WWI, Society for Military History Conference, First Division Museum at Cantigny, Wheaton, Illinois, 9-12 June 2011.

“Sabotaging the Experiment: the Controversy over the Performance of Black Military Personnel and Black Units in the Great War,” The Society for Military History Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, April 2-5, 2009.

“They Also Served Who Never Went To War: Vietnam Era Servicemen Who Never Went to Vietnam,” The Northern Great Plains History Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, October 3-6, 20007.

“Forum Commentator, In the Name of Justice: Military Justice, or Injustice in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.” Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Conference, Washington, D.C., September 28, 2007.

“'Going to Mess up Some Beasts Tonight”: The Outbreak of Racial Violence in the Armed Forces,” Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era Symposium, Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 27-28, 2007.

African American Officers and NCOs, and their Opposition to the Rise of Black Militancy In the Armed Forces During the Vietnam War,” The Northern Great Plains History Conference, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 4-7, 2006.

“Most of these boys really want in the service”: Local Draft Boards, Racism and The Vietnam War Era Draft,” Society For Military History Conference, Kansas State University, May 12-15, 2006.

“The Legacy of the Vietnam War and the Search for a Usable Past,” Keynote Address, “The Vietnam War, Thirty Years On, Memories, Legacies, and Echoes,” Conference, Newcastle, Australia, April 14-15, 2005.

“The Fairest Way and With the Least Amount of Fuss: Hamilton County, Ohio Draft Boards and the Vietnam War,” co-authored with Professor Chris Dixon, University of Newcastle (Australia), The Northern Great Plains History Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, October 28-30, 2004.

“The ‘Other’ Camp Des Moines: The Colored Medical Officers Training Camp In World War One,” The Northern Great Plains History Conference, Fargo, North Dakota, October 1-4, 2003.

“A Young Man of Great Ability and Enthusiasm: Thomas Montgomery Gregory, A Black Officer In World War One,” The Northern Great Plains History Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 9-12, 2002.

“Black Officers and the 92nd Division in World War One,” The Ohio Valley History Conference, Western Kentucky University, October 18-20, 2001.

“The Fight for the Right to Fight: The Campaign for a Black Officer’s Training Camp in World War One,” The Northern Great Plains History Conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota, October 10-13, 2001.

“To Be Leaders of Men: Black Officers, Camp Des Moines, and World War One,” Mars In Ascendant: the Great War and the Twentieth Century,” Conference, Northampton, England, and Imperial War Museum, London, July 31-August 4, 2001.

“Two Sets of Rules: African-Americans, Institutional Racism, and the Administration of Military Justice During the Vietnam War,” The Thirteenth Annual Pan-African Studies Conference, Highland Heights, Kentucky, April 11-13, 1996.

“A Reputation For Military Valor: African-Americans and Their Image As ‘Good Soldiers’ In the Early Years of the Vietnam War,” The Ohio Academy of History Conference, Otterbein, Ohio, April 22, 1995.

“I’m Not A Draft Evader...I Am A Runaway Slave: African-Americans and Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War,” Southern American Studies Association Conference, Clearwater, Florida, April 2, 1995.