PROJECT: The American Soldier in WWII

An interdisciplinary, multi-year, and collaborative digital humanities project, American Soldier in World War II explores previously uncirculated soldier commentaries, primarily from aggrieved Black soldiers serving in the segregated military during the Second World War. In addition to historical essays that contextualize these commentaries, the website offers several resources, including lesson plans and datasets for teaching, as well as reflections throughout the project on how they approached crowdsourced transcription and data-fication with natural language processing.

dh+lib Review

This post was produced through a cooperation between Ruth Carpenter, Emylie Fossell, Danelle Orange, Carla Brooks, Rebecca Saunders, Corinne Guimont, Mimosa Shah, Rebekah Walker, and Gabriella Alderete-Cruz (Editors-at-Large), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Linsey Ford (Editors for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Pamella Lach, Hillary Richardson, and Rachel Starry (dh+lib Review Editors), and John Russell (Editor in Chief).