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Americans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century : American History in Depth - Jenel Virden

Americans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century

American History in Depth

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2008
ISBN: 9780333726600
Number Of Pages: 224

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Jenel Virden outlines the causes, courses and consequences of the major wars of the Twentieth century in American history, examining how the US became involved; how the wars were fought; and the domestic consequences. Applying 'just war theory', foreign policy as well as civil liberty are discussed.

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'Effectively describes the successes and failures of the United States to fight within the framework of Just War principles, both on the battlefield and the home front, in the four major wars the nation was engaged in during the Twentieth century.' - Peter Karsten, University of Pittsburgh, USA Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008

List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Mapsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The First World Warp. 8
The Pre-war Periodp. 8
Beginningsp. 10
How the War was Foughtp. 19
US Home Frontp. 27
The Consequencesp. 38
The Second World Warp. 43
The Interwar Periodp. 43
Beginningsp. 45
How the War was Foughtp. 53
US Home Frontp. 62
The Consequencesp. 76
The Korean Warp. 80
The Interwar Periodp. 80
Beginningsp. 81
How the War was Foughtp. 85
US Home Frontp. 93
The Consequencesp. 107
The Vietnam Warp. 111
The Interwar Periodp. 111
Beginningsp. 115
How the War was Foughtp. 119
US Home Frontp. 128
The Consequencesp. 148
Conclusionsp. 150
How the Wars Began - Justice of Warp. 150
How the Wars were Fought - Justice in Warp. 153
How the Wars Ended - Justice after the Warp. 159
US Home Front - Justice at Homep. 162
Conclusionsp. 169
Epiloguep. 176
Annotated Bibliography and Further Readingp. 184
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780333726600
ISBN-10: 033372660X
Series: American History in Depth
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st March 2008
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1