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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


“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 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


“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 Service and Racial Subjectivity in the War Narratives of James Roberts and Isaac Hubbell

James M. Greene

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This essay explores how racist thought became tied to the history of early US political violence through the analysis of two narratives of the War of 1812, one written by a supporter of slavery and ... 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


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


Trading Magic for Modernity: Thai Contributions to the American Search for Invulnerability and Escape

Richard A. Ruth

in In Buddha's Company: Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834197
eISBN:
9780824870409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834197.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the ties that developed between Thai and American troops. Thai volunteers soon realized that despite the opulence and volume of goods housed in the PX shops, the Americans did ... More


Forged in Revolution

Julian Lim

in Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the multiracial intersections of the Mexican Revolution, using the case of Pershing’s Expedition into Mexico in 1916 1917 to explore the escalating importance that both states ... More


Questing for Personal Distinction: Glory, Honor, and Fame

Ricardo A. Herrera

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479819942
eISBN:
9781479866786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819942.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains how glory, honor, and fame functioned as the guides and goals of the reputable conduct of American soldiers. All of the elements underpinning American soldiers' understanding 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


Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making

Randall M. Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243440
eISBN:
9780823243488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243440.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book of original essays on “Lincoln and Leadership,” by leading Lincoln and Civil War scholars, explores Lincoln’s understandings and uses of leadership during the Civil War. The essays focus ... More


Lines of Sight: Watching War in Jarhead and My War: Killing Time in Iraq

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/9780801449468.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Jarhead by Anthony Swofford, a 2003 memoir of the Gulf War and My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell, a 2005 memoir of the Iraq War. Both are compelling ... More


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