eBook Encyclopedia of War & American Society, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Peter Karsten [University of Pittsburgh]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925444
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925440
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released April 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005
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The Encyclopedia of War and American Society., originally published in print format in 2005, is a comprehensive, highly-credentialed multidisciplinary historical work that examines the numerous ways wars affect societies. The three volumes cover a wide range of general thematic categories, issues, and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also show how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena.

Key features include:

  • Explores and analyzes three types of effects of war -- to illustrate the range of connections between war and American society
  • Probes the correlations between our wartime expeditions and the experiences of the greater American society
  • Offers readers a host of documents including passages from letters, diaries, autobiographies, official documents, novels, poems, songs, and cartoons, as well as images, graphs, and a number of tables of relevant data, surveys, and public opinion polls
  • Concentrates on the last 100

Key themes include:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Economy and Labor
  • Education (both military and civilian)
  • Environment and Health
  • Journalism and Media
  • Law and Justice
  • Planning, Command and Control
  • Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Science and Technology
  • Veterans’ Issues and Experiences
  • The Wars themselves and their civilian and military leaders

The Encyclopedia of War and American Society is a must-have reference for all academic libraries as well as a welcome addition to any social science reference collection.

This title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.



  • Peter Karsten [University of Pittsburgh]