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How Local Casualties Shape Politics

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The death of a soldier can affect an entire community. Friends and neighbors, politicians and community leaders, and even just readers of the local newspaper join in the grieving, mourning, and ... More


African American Soldiers and the Origins of Korean Transnational Adoption

Kori A. Graves

in A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479872329
eISBN:
9781479891276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872329.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

African American soldiers took part in the child-centered humanitarian efforts that developed during the Korean War. The efforts that all soldiers made to provide food, clothing, shelter, and ... More


“It Could Just as Well Be Me”: Japanese American and African American GIs in the Army Diary

Matthew M. Briones

in Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how Kikuchi found army life somewhat of a rude awakening after having spent two years living in Chicago, working on his master's degree in social work, and conducting research ... More


“All We Ask Is Justice”: The Germans Respond

Christian B. Keller

in Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

As May gave way to June 1863, German American soldiers and civilians began to stop explaining and started questioning, even attacking, Anglo American motives behind the ... More


Ethnic and Colonial Soldiers and the Politics of Disavowal

T. Fujitani

in Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262232
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262232.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to show that during the Second World War the positions of U.S. and Japanese ethnic and colonial soldiers, as well as the ... More


: Retreating and Cowardly Poltroons: The Anglo American Reaction

Christian B. Keller

in Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Just as the German soldiers in the Eleventh Corps began to recover from the shock of their losses and attempted to reorganize their shattered regiments in the days after the ... More


GIs and Girls around the Globe: The Geopolitics of Sex and Marriage in World War II

Susan Zeiger

in Entangling Alliances: Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797174
eISBN:
9780814797488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797174.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how American men and local women engaged in relationships overseas during World War II. The world war of the 1940s, fought around the globe, produced marriages by the scores of ... More


The Racial Borderlands of the Korean War

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter brings together an array of Korean War novels, authored by US writers of color, to engage in a counterhegemonic project of cultural memory that explores the conflict’s significance for ... More


“To Go and Help Be Free” Migration and the Black Military Experience

Leslie A. Schwalm

in Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832912
eISBN:
9781469605579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894125_schwalm.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on African American soldiers. Black soldiers and sailors helped turn the tide of war and proved instrumental in the Union's victory over the South. Soldiering also turned the ... More


Military Orientalism and the Intimacies of Collaboration: Sacrifice and the Construction of the Nisei Citizen-Soldier as a Model Minority

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The participation of Japanese American soldiers in the Korean War as it was depicted in Hollywood films, the mainstream press, and the Pacific Citizen is the focus of this chapter. Such texts reveal ... More


The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Mark Whalan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

More than 200,000 African American soldiers fought in World War I, and returning troops frequently spoke of “color-blind” France. Such cosmopolitan experiences, along with the brutal, often ... More


“Tan Yanks” and Black Korea: Military Multiculturalism and Race War in Movies and the Press

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes cinematic and journalistic depictions of the Korean War that centered on the role played by African American soldiers serving in integrated combat units. Heroic depictions of ... More


Propaganda and Patient Protest

in War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226482538
eISBN:
9780226482552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482552.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes in detail the rehabilitation propaganda and complaints of disabled American soldiers. Rehabilitation propaganda worked to maintain political support for both the passage of the ... More


For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

Ricardo A. Herrera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479819942
eISBN:
9781479866786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819942.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were ... More


Introduction

Stacey Peebles

in Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449468
eISBN:
9780801460944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449468.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview the book’s main themes. This book explores American soldiers' experiences in the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War in prose, poetry, and films. The ... More


Making a Military Man: Iraq, Gender, and the Failure of the Masculine Collective

Stacey Peebles

in Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449468
eISBN:
9780801460944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449468.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the memoirs of three war veterans. Joel Turnipseed was Marine reservist during the Persian Gulf War, and he worked in the Sixth Motor Transport Battalion, or “Baghdad Express,” ... More


Shades of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

Ryan W. Keating

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276592
eISBN:
9780823277117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276592.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book is a study of soldiers who served in Irish regiments during the American Civil War and the communities that supported them. Tracing the organization and service of self-proclaimed Irish ... More


Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps

Michael E. Lynch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813177984
eISBN:
9780813177991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This biography examines the long career of Lt. Gen. Edward M. Almond, who was born to a family of modest means in rural Virginia. His early education at the Virginia Military Institute, steeped him ... More


Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Stacey Peebles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449468
eISBN:
9780801460944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. This book examines the growing body of contemporary war ... More


“He’s a South Korean When He’s Running with You, and He’s a North Korean When He’s Running after You”: Military Orientalism and Military Humanitarianism

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Through a carefully contextualized analysis of Samuel Fuller’s 1951 film The Steel Helmet, this chapter illuminates several tropes that circulated in contemporaneous US depictions of the Korean War: ... More


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