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Educating Citizen-Soldiers in World War II

Christopher P. Loss

in Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter moves the story from the New Deal to the U.S. Army. As the state's main wartime hub for psychological research, the Army Research Branch, headed by University of Chicago sociologist ... More


Steady Improvements

Steven Casey

in Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195306927
eISBN:
9780199867936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306927.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The campaign to sell voluntary repatriation was not the administration's only PR success in 1952. As the war persisted, officers and officials at all levels made big improvements in their publicity ... More


Veterans Tell Their Stories and Why Historians and Others Listened

G. Kurt Piehler

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the support of influential Americans, including President Roosevelt and Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, combined with the pioneering work of ... More


Introductory Essay

General Donn A. Starry

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter concerns the mechanization of cavalry in the U.S. Army after World War I. It discusses the early mechanization experiments, the mechanization of horse cavalry units for service, and the ... More


General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Henry G. Gole

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Considered one of most influential U.S. military officers of the twentieth century, William E. DePuy (1919–1992) developed the education and training program that regenerated the U.S. Army after the ... More


West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832783
eISBN:
9781469605081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898567_hsieh
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into ... More


Musical Theater of War: This Is the Army, 1942–45

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

When America went to war again, Berlin responded by turning his revue-writing impulse again to patriotic ends. Invited to revise Yip Yip Yaphank for a new era, Berlin created This Is the Army (1942) ... More


Closing Down the Kingdom: Union Combined Operations Against Wilmington

Chris E. Fonvielle Jr.

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232864
eISBN:
9780823240777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Long before Ulysses S. Grant made his move to the James River, the North Carolina seaport of Wilmington on the Cape Fear River had become the principal port of entry for ships carrying essential ... More


Frank Parker Early Mechanized Cavalry Theorist

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on Frank Parker, a U.S. Army cavalry officer who first conceptualized combined arms mechanized force. Parker began to understand the idea of the operational depth of mechanized ... More


TRADOC Commander: The Army’s Road Back

Henry G. Gole

in General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

Three weeks before DePuy assumed command of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and four months before the Yom Kippur War started, DePuy asserted to several infantry trainers that the previous ... More


Cavalrymen Looking for New Mounts and a Tactical Doctrine

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the struggle of the U.S. Army cavalry to find new mounts and a tactical doctrine. It discusses criticisms of the mechanized cavalry, including its vulnerability to antitank ... More


“So He Lost It All?”

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the unpreparedness of the U.S. Army for World War II because of the line branch chiefs' compartmentalized organizations and their refusal to adopt military mechanization ... More


Inventing the US-Mexico Border

C. J. Alvarez

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the establishment of the United States-Mexico border, not just as a cartographic construction, but as a joint production of cooperative policing. As U.S.-Mexico relations ... More


Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

John T. Greenwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During World War II, U.S. Army generals often maintained diaries of their activities and the day-to-day operations of their command. These diaries have proven to be invaluable historical resources ... More


To Fix a Broken Army

Henry G. Gole

in General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

The period between 1969 and 1973 marked a very bad time for the U.S. Army's history as Vietnam appeared to have the upper hand in the war against the United States. While the U.S. Army was busily ... More


Introduction

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of the book, which is about the history of the mechanization of the U.S. Army horse cavalry during the first half of the twentieth century. The book ... More


The Combined Action Program and U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

John Southard

in Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes how the overall American manpower shortage in Vietnam and the ever-present interservice rivalry between the U.S. Army and Marine Corps affected the Combined Action Program. In ... More


Conclusion

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of mechanization of the U.S. Army cavalry during the first half of the twentieth century. The results reveal the ... More


The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Charles Pelot Summerall

Timothy K. Nenninger (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

After graduating from West Point in 1892, Charles Pelot Summerall (1867–1955) launched a distinguished military career, fighting Filipino insurgents in 1899 and Boxers in China in 1900. His ... More


Decoupling Intelligence from Race

Carl N. Degler

in In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195077070
eISBN:
9780199853991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the validity of using intelligence tests to measure the quality of behavior of human beings. It cites the findings of Lothrop Stoddard's 1922 study on the U.S. Army which ... More


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