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Veterans Of Future Wars

Author : Donald W. Whisenhunt
ISBN : 9780739148310
Genre : History
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This book tells the story of The Veterans of Future Wars (VFW), a student movement that attracted widespread support in a short few months in 1936. Despite its short life, it was a successful movement that attracted wide support and caused serious discussion about the role of the federal government in providing bonuses to veterans. It focused American attention on the bonus issue, which had been a political issue for many years.

From Isolation To War

Author : Justus D. Doenecke
ISBN : 9781118952320
Genre : History
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The new edition of this popular and widely-used American history textbook has been thoroughly updated to include a wealth of new scholarship on American diplomacy in the decade leading up to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Features new material on the Washington Conference of 1921-22, early American diplomacy in the Manchurian crisis, the Panay incident, Russia’s invasion of Finland, the destroyer-bases deal, and much more Pays particular attention to Roosevelt’s policies towards Jewish refugees, the battle between domestic groups like the America First Committee and Fight for Freedom, and the Welles mission of 1940 Includes concise biographical sketches of major world leaders, including Hoover, FDR, Churchill, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and Tojo Outlines and examines the debates of historians over the wisdom of U.S. policies

Military Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015088053544
Genre : Military art and science
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Protests In The Streets 1968 Across The Globe

Author : Elaine Carey
ISBN : 9781624665288
Genre : History
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"A really interesting and provocative take on 1968. This book addresses the truly global dimensions—and the unexpected, often long-term consequences—of that year of protest. It's an original and highly usable comparative history sure to attract student interest." —Peter N. Stearns, George Mason University

Pacific Northwest Quarterly

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ISBN : UVA:X002761649
Genre : Northwest, Pacific
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American Students

Author : Philip G. Altbach
ISBN : UOM:39015027243339
Genre : College students
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Children Of The Dictatorship

Author : Kostis Kornetis
ISBN : 9781782380016
Genre : History
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Putting Greece back on the cultural and political map of the "Long 1960s," this book traces the dissent and activism of anti-regime students during the dictatorship of the Colonels (1967-74). It explores the cultural as well as ideological protest of Greek student activists, illustrating how these "children of the dictatorship" managed to re-appropriate indigenous folk tradition for their "progressive" purposes and how their transnational exchange molded a particular local protest culture. It examines how the students' social and political practices became a major source of pressure on the Colonels' regime, finding its apogee in the three day Polytechnic uprising of November 1973 which laid the foundations for a total reshaping of Greek political culture in the following decades.

Fighting For Peace

Author : Lisa Leitz
ISBN : 0816680450
Genre : History
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Fighting for Peace brings to light an important yet neglected aspect of opposition to the Iraq War--the role of veterans and their families. Drawing on extensive participant observation and interviews, Lisa Leitz demonstrates how the harrowing war experiences of veterans and their families motivated a significant number of them to engage in peace activism. Married to a Navy pilot herself, Leitz documents how military peace activists created a movement that allowed them to merge two seemingly contradictory sides of their lives: an intimate relation to the military and antiwar activism. Members of the movement strategically deployed their combined military-peace activist identities to attract media attention, assert their authority about the military and war, and challenge dominant pro-war sentiment. By emphasizing the human costs of war, activists hoped to mobilize American citizens and leaders who were detached from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bring the wars to an end, and build up programs to take care of returning veterans and their families. The stories in Fighting for Peace ultimately reveal that America's all-volunteer force is contributing to a civilian-military divide that leaves civilians with little connection to the sacrifices of the military. Increasingly, Leitz shows, veterans and their families are being left to not only fight America's wars but also to fight against them.

America History And Life

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : UOM:39015065433008
Genre : Dissertations, Academic
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Radicals Revisited A Longitudinal Political Socialization Study Of Japanese Student Activists

Author : Ellis S. Krauss
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020088568
Genre : Political socialization
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