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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


Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Erika Kuhlman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During and especially after World War I, the millions of black-clad widows on the streets of Europe's cities were a constant reminder that war caused carnage on a vast scale. But widows were far more ... More


The Emergence of the Soldier Monument

Thomas J. Brown

in Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653747
eISBN:
9781469653761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653747.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter connects the proliferation of public monuments after the Civil War to the number and circumstances of wartime deaths. Because the remains of many fallen soldiers did not return home, ... More


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