Studies in War, Society, and the Military

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  1. Death at the Edges of Empire
    Shannon Bontrager examines the culture of death, burial, and commemoration of fallen American soldiers in the Civil War, the Spanish-Cuban-American War, the Philippine-American War, and World War I. He links the cultural and... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2020
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  2. Policing Sex and Marriage in the American Military
    The American military’s public international strategy of Communist containment, systematic weapons build-ups, and military occupations across the globe depended heavily on its internal and often less visible strategy of... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2018
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  3. On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger
    The Manchu Qing victory over the Chinese Ming Dynasty in the mid-seventeenth century was one of the most surprising and traumatic developments in China’s long history. In the last year of the Ming, the southwest region of... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2018
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  4. Soldiers of the Nation
    As the island of Puerto Rico transitioned from Spanish to U.S. imperial rule, the military and political mobilization of popular sectors of its society played important roles in the evolution of its national identities and subsequent... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2018
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  5. Remembering World War I in America
    Poised to become a significant player in the new world order, the United States truly came of age during and after World War I. Yet many Americans think of the Great War simply as a precursor to World War II. Americans, including... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2018
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  6. American Journalists in the Great War
    When war erupted in Europe in 1914, American journalists hurried across the Atlantic ready to cover it the same way they had covered so many other wars. However, very little about this war was like any other. Its scale, brutality,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2017
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  7. A Scientific Way of War
    While faith in the Enlightenment was waning elsewhere by 1850, at the United States Military Academy at West Point and in the minds of academy graduates serving throughout the country Enlightenment thinking persisted, asserting... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2015
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  8. America's U-Boats
    The submarine was one of the most revolutionary weapons of World War I, inciting both terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike. During the war, after U-boats sank the Lusitania and began daring attacks on shipping... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2014
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  9. Fu-go
    Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2014
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  10. Death Zones and Darling Spies
    Chosen for 2015 One Book One Nebraska In 1961, equipped with a master’s degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2013
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  11. American Naval History, 1607-1865
    For its first eighty-five years, the United States was only a minor naval power. Its fledgling fleet had been virtually annihilated during the War of Independence and was mostly trapped in port by the end of the War of 1812. How... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2012
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  12. Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done
    On the eve of the Civil War, the Regular Army of the United States was small, dispersed, untrained for large-scale operations, and woefully unprepared to suppress the rebellion of the secessionist states. Although the Regular... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2011
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  13. Deterrence through Strength
    The notion of a Pax Britannica—a concept implying that Britain’s overwhelming strength enforced global peace in the era that began with Napoleon’s defeat in 1815—largely ended with the British Empire itself. Although most... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2011
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  14. Beneficial Bombing
    The Progressive Era, marked by a desire for economic, political, and social reform, ended for most Americans with the ugly reality and devastation of World War I. Yet for Army Air Service officers, the carnage and waste witnessed... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2011
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  15. For Home and Country
    World War I prompted the first massive organized propaganda campaign of the twentieth century. Posters, pamphlets, and other media spread fear about the “Hun,” who was often depicted threatening American families in their... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2010
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  16. In the School of War
    Fort Leavenworth, where Roger J. Spiller taught the army’s finest for twenty-five years, is indeed a “school of war.” There, among military professionals who had experienced war firsthand, Spiller honed his remarkable skills... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2010
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