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Saving the Good War: Hollywood and World War Ii In the Post-Cold War World

Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

in American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

World War II holds a celebrated position in the benign meta-narrative of American foreign relations. This narrative holds that the United States is a benevolent nation whose foreign policy is based ... More


“Against Our Traditions”?

Mark Totten

in First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Since World War II and before 9/11, the United States never publicly invoked a right to use force against imminent threat. During its first 150 years, however, the country occasionally resorted to ... More


Shifting Blame to the Axis: FDR’S Undeclared War

John M. Schuessler

in Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453595
eISBN:
9781501701627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453595.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Americans may choose to remember World War II as “the good war.” According to the standard narrative, the United States desired only to be left alone but was forced to fight in the face of Axis ... More


The War in the Pacific

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hollywood war films that were based on actual events in the Pacific theater after Pearl Harbor and how they link those events into a coherent narrative. Examples of these films ... More


“Unity within Diversity”: Intimacies and Public Discourses of Race and Ethnicity

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/9780691129488.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how Kikuchi shrewdly understood that cultivating a relationship with a figure as influential as Louis Adamic could only help his future career and long-term interest in ... More


Military Gametime: History, Narrative, and Temporality in Cinema and Games

Patrick Crogan

in Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653348
eISBN:
9781452946146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653348.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents a comparative analysis of two products of the military-entertainment complex—Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater (2000) and the film Pearl Harbor ... More


From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The frontier wars of the 1930s had been more than ‘sideshows’ to the later Asia-Pacific War; they illustrate the process of the ‘abject slide’ into the war. The frontier war with Russia is ... More


American Pacifism, the “Greatest Generation,” and World War II

Scott H. Bennett

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/9780823231201.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines both secular and religious pacifists, the movement's reaction to prewar preparedness, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the vital role that peace ... More


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

Matthew M. Briones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government rounded up more than one hundred thousand Japanese Americans and sent them to internment camps. One of those internees was ... More


Popularising the navy, rewriting the past: contemporary naval films

Jonathan Rayner

in The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070983
eISBN:
9781781701157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070983.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the 1980s, the preponderance of military representation in American cinema speaks to a (re)militarisation of the state and populace, correcting the defeat and defeatism of Vietnam. The ... More


The War of Good and Evil

Christina Simko

in The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199381784
eISBN:
9780199381814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381784.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

This chapter traces the growing significance of political consolation discourse during World War II. Addressing the American public over the radio, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt incorporated ... More


American Fascists

J. E. Smyth

in Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Few in 1953 believed that Hollywood could adapt James Jones’ controversial critique of the US Army and its fascist excesses in the years leading up to Pearl Harbor without compromising with the ... More


From the Approach of War to the Evacuation from Manila, October to December 1941

Hiroshi Masuda

in MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449390
eISBN:
9780801466199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449390.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses events that occurred between October and December 1941, which culminated on December 7 when Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and prompted the outbreak of war between the United ... More


A Man Must Be Protected

Matthew Dallek

in Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years, Civil Defense, and the Origins of Homeland Security

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199743124
eISBN:
9780190469559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743124.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, La Guardia and Eleanor Roosevelt visited the West Coast. Part fact-finding mission, part-morale raising tour, their visit failed to quell the ... More


Surprise Attack: A Framework for Discussion

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott

in Intelligence Success and Failure: The Human Factor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199341733
eISBN:
9780190677008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341733.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Beginning with a theoretical overview of surprise attacks, we discuss their important role in military strategy and success. We describe our case selection strategy, using criteria based on attacks ... More


In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq

Adam J. Berinsky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043586
eISBN:
9780226043463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043463.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

From World War II to the war in Iraq, periods of international conflict seem like unique moments in U.S. political history, but when it comes to public opinion, they are not. To make this revelation, ... More


Paradigm Shifts in Security Strategy: Why Does It Take Disasters to Trigger Change?

Dominic D. P. Johnson and Elizabeth M. P. Madin

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on paradigm shifts in security strategy. It suggests that it takes disasters to trigger change because dangers that remain hypothetical fail to trigger appropriate sensory ... More


Crusade for Peace

Andrew T. McDonald and Verlaine Stoner McDonald

in Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176079
eISBN:
9780813176109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176079.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 describes how Paul Rusch, in the face of rising militarism in Japan and increasing anti-Japanese sentiment in America, held fast to his belief that war could be averted through prayer and ... More


Gearing Up for War: Faulkner’s “Two Soldiers” and the Saturday Evening Post

Jennifer Nolan

in Faulkner and Print Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter uses paratextual evidence surrounding the publication of William Faulkner’s story “Two Soldiers” in the Saturday Evening Post to argue for the importance of considering Faulkner’s works ... More


The Iron Man Becomes a Veep

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War II, Barkley chaired the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack. His committee’s recommendations were later fulfilled by passage of the National Security Act, ... More


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