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Encyclopedia of War and American Society

Peter Karsten University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
© 2006   1392 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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Hardcover ISBN: 9780761930976 $490.00
Awards:

Society for Military History 2007 Distinguished Book Award

The impact of war on American society has been extensive throughout our nation’s history. War has transformed economic patterns, government policy, public sentiments, social trends and cultural expression.  

SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of War and American Society. This Encyclopedia 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
  • Explores and analyzes three types of effects of war—direct effects, interactive relationships, and indirect effects—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 not limited to just the war years but also demonstrates how the wartime event impacted society after the conflicts ended
  • 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 to extend their research capabilities
  • Concentrates mostly on the last 100 years to give more coverage on this often neglected wartime era

Key Themes 

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Economy and Labor
  • Education (both military and civilian)
  • Environment and Health
  • Journalism and Media
  • Law and Justice
  • Military Leaders and Figures
  • 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.

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