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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Overview

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.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Peter Karsten [University of Pittsburgh]

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Documents.
Reader's Guide.
Introduction.
1: Aerial Bombardment.
Aerospace Industry.
2: African Americans in the Military.
3: Agent Orange.
Air Force Academy.
4: Ali, Muhammad (1942–).
5: All Volunteer Force.
American Civil Liberties Union.
American Field Service.
American Legion.
American Peace Society.
American Red Cross.
American Veterans Committee.
AMVETS.
Andersonville.
6: Antiwar Movements.
7: Apocalypse Now.
8: Armored Vehicles.
Arms Trade.
Army Industrial College.
9: Arnold, Henry Harley (1886–1950).
Articles of War.
10: Atrocity and Captivity Narratives.
11: Baby Boom.
12: Barton, Clara (1821–1912).
13: Beetle Bailey Comic Strip by Mort Walker.
14: Berlin Crises.
15: Berrigan, Daniel (1921–) Berrigan, Philip (1923–2002).
16: The Best Years of Our Lives.
17: Bierce, Ambrose (1842–1914?).
Bonus March.
18: Born on the Fourth of July.
Boxer Rebellion (1900).
19: Brady, Mathew B. (1823?–96).
20: Brant, Joseph (1743–1807) Brant, Margaret "Molly" (1736–96).
21: The Bridges at Toko-Ri.
Brownsville Riot.
22: Buffalo Soldiers.
23: Butler, Smedley Darlington (1881–1940).
24: The Caine Mutiny.
25: Camp Followers.
26: Captain Marvel Comic Books.
27: Censorship and the Military.
28: Central America and the Caribbean, Interventions in (1900–35).
29: Chaplains in the Military.
30: Chemical Warfare.
31: Chief Joseph (1840–1904).
The Citadel.
32: Civil Defense.
Civil War (1861–65).
Civilian Conservation Corps.
33: Civil–Military Relations.
34: Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam.
CNN.
Coast Guard Academy.
35: Coastal Patrolling.
36: Cold War (1945–91).
37: Colonial Militia Systems.
38: Colonial Wars (1607–1775).
39: Combat! Television Series.
40: Combat, Effects of.
41: Combat-Zone Photography.
Commission on Training Camp Activities.
Committee on Public Information.
42: Computer Technology and Warfare.
43: Conscientious Objection.
44: Conscription and Volunteerism.
45: Continental Army.
46: Continental Army, Foreign Officers in.
Court of Military Appeals.
47: Crazy Horse (1842?–77).
Cuban Missile Crisis.
48: Custer, George Armstrong (1839–76).
49: Customs of War.
50: Davis, Benjamin O., Sr. (1877–1970).
51: Davis, Jefferson (1808–89).
52: The Deer Hunter.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
53: Desertion.
Disabled American Veterans.
Doctor Draft.
54: Dr. Strangelove.
Doolittle Board.
55: Draft Evasion and Resistance.
56: Du Bois, W. E. B. (1868–1963).
57: Economy and War.
58: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890–1969).
59: Enola Gay Controversy.
60: Environment and War.
Espionage and Sedition Acts.
61: European Military Culture, Influence of.
Executive Order 8802.
Executive Order 9981.
62: Families, Military.
63: A Farewell to Arms.
64: 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
65: Fighting 69th.
66: Filibustering.
67: Film and War.
68: Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821–77).
Fort Pillow Massacre.
69: 442nd Regimental Combat Team of Nisei.
70: From Here to Eternity.
71: Frontline Reporting.
Fulbright Program.
72: Gays and Lesbians in the Military.
73: General Orders, No. 100.
74: Geneva and Hague Conventions.
75: Genocide.
76: German and Italian Americans, Internment of.
77: Geronimo (1829–1909).
GI Bills.
Goldwater–Nichols Act.
78: Grand Army of the Republic.
79: Grant, Ulysses S. (1822–85).
80: Great Migration.
81: Greeley, Horace (1811–72).
82: Greenbacks.
83: Gun Ownership.
84: Gunboat Diplomacy.
85: Halsey, William F., Jr. (1882–1959).
86: Harlem Hellfighters.
87: Hastie, William Henry (1904–76).
88: Hiroshima Book by John Hersey, 1946.
89: Hitchcock, Ethan Allen (1798–1870).
90: Holocaust, U.S. Response to.
91: Homeland Security.
92: The Hunt for Red October.
93: Impressment.
94: Indian Army Scouts.
95: Indian Wars: Eastern Wars.
96: Indian Wars: Seminole Wars.
97: Indian Wars: Western Wars.
Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19.
98: Intelligence Gathering in War.
Iraq War (2003–).
99: Isolationism.
100: Jackson, Andrew (1767–1845).
101: Japanese Americans, Internment of.
102: Jewish War Veterans.
103: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
104: Jones, John Paul (1747–92).
105: Just War Theory.
Korean War (1950–53).
106: Labor Strikes.
107: Language and War.
108: Latinos in the Military.
109: Lee, Robert E. (1807–70).
110: LeMay, Curtis Emerson (1906–90).
111: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–65).
112: Literature and War.
113: Lynch, Jessica (1983–).