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Diamond, Sidney (1925-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.502 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (1925-1945) Place Written: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 September 1944 Pagination: 6 p. ; 21.5 x 28.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond informs Estelle that he has received his New York State absentee ballot, and declares that he is "strictly a Roosevelt man". He describes a lecture that he had heard that day on "white man versus the colored (all colors) -"


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryAfrican American HistorySuffragePoliticsGovernment and CivicsElectionPresident

Sub Era: World War II

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