Since the early twentieth century, America has almost constantly been engaged in some form of overseas armed conflict. Dudziak argues that policy makers and the American public nevertheless continue to view wars as temporary events that eventually give way to normal peace times. This tendency has troubling consequences for our legal system and our rights as citizens. This inventive and thoughtful analysis advocates a new paradigm that acknowledges war's role as an ongoing feature of American law and democracy.
An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences
Author: Mary L. Dudziak
Publisher: OUP USA
An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.
Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In antebellum America, both North and South emerged as modernizing, capitalist societies. Work bells, clock towers, and personal timepieces increasingly instilled discipline on one’s day, which already was ordered by religious custom and nature’s rhythms. The Civil War changed that, argues Cheryl A. Wells. Overriding antebellum schedules, war played havoc with people’s perception and use of time. For those closest to the fighting, the war’s effect on time included disrupted patterns of sleep, extended hours of work, conflated hours of leisure, indefinite prison sentences, challenges to the gender order, and desecration of the Sabbath. Wells calls this phenomenon “battle time.” To create a modern war machine military officers tried to graft the antebellum authority of the clock onto the actual and mental terrain of the Civil War. However, as Wells’s coverage of the Manassas and Gettysburg battles shows, military engagements followed their own logic, often without regard for the discipline imposed by clocks. Wells also looks at how battle time’s effects spilled over into periods of inaction, and she covers not only the experiences of soldiers but also those of nurses, prisoners of war, slaves, and civilians. After the war, women returned, essentially, to an antebellum temporal world, says Wells. Elsewhere, however, postwar temporalities were complicated as freedmen and planters, and workers and industrialists renegotiated terms of labor within parameters set by the clock and nature. A crucial juncture on America’s path to an ordered relationship to time, the Civil War had an acute effect on the nation’s progress toward a modernity marked by multiple, interpenetrating times largely based on the clock.
Temporality and Identity in America, 1861-1865
Author: Cheryl A. Wells
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Explores the influence that World War II has on Japanese popular culture, including animated films and television programs, video games, and comic books.
Author: Frenchy Lunning
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
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Author: Silas Weir Mitchell,William Wiegand
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
In a word, the situation in Cuba is something like this: The Spaniards hold the towns, from which their troops daily make predatory raids, invariably returning in time for dinner at night. Around each town is a circle of pacificos doing no work, and for the most part starving and diseased, and outside, in the plains and mountains, are the insurgents.-from Cuba in War TimeAmerican author and journalist RICHARD HARDING DAVIS (1864-1916), one of the most popular newspaper writers and novelists at the turn of the 20th century, may well be the source of the image of the dashing war correspondent. He represented the growing power of the press as the mass media's influence was expanding, and this controversial 1898 book is an early example of the manipulative power of the press.Dispatched by William Randolph Hearst to cover the guerilla war in Cuba for Hearst's newspaper the New York Journal, Davis filed vibrant, dramatic reports that may have brought the United States into the conflict, launching the Spanish-American War. Gathered in this book, and illustrated by Frederic Remington, is Davis's account of war-torn Cuba: muscular, adventurous prose about a dangerous time and place filled with a passion that infected his readers and may have changed the course of international affairs
Author: Richard Harding Davis,Harding Davis Richard
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
With simple recipes that are accessible to even the most inexperienced cook, Amy Handy's 1918 work aims to allow homemakers to bake their own breads and cakes in the easiest, most economical way.
Author: Amy Handy
Publisher: Applewood Books
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - I am reprinting here, in response to requests, certain recent experiences in Great Britain and France. These were selected in the hope of conveying to American readers some idea of the atmosphere, of "what it is like" in these countries under the immediate shadow of the battle clouds. It was what I myself most wished to know. My idea was first to send home my impressions while they were fresh, and to refrain as far as possible from comment and judgment until I should have had time to make a fuller survey. Hence I chose as a title for these articles, - intended to be preliminary," A Traveller in War-Time." I tried to banish from my mind all previous impressions gained from reading. I wished to be free for the moment to accept and record the chance invitation or adventure, wherever met with, at the Front, in the streets of Paris, in Ireland, or on the London omnibus. Later on, I hoped to write a book summarizing the changing social conditions as I had found them. Unfortunately for me, my stay was unexpectedly cut short. I was able to avail myself of but few of the many opportunities offered. With this apology, the articles are presented as they were written.
Author: Winston Churchill
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Category: Political Science
Based on OSS records only recently released to US National Archives, and on evidence from British archival sources, this is a thoroughly researched study of the Office of Strategic Services in London. The OSS was a critical liaison and operational outpost for American intelligence during World War II. Dr MacPherson puts the activities of the OSS into the larger context of the Anglo-American relationship and the various aspects of intelligence theory, while examining how a modern American intelligence capability evolved.
The Story of the OSS
Author: Nelson MacPherson
Excerpt from Food Economy in War Time But to all classes, even to the wealthy, it is now more important than it would be under ordinary circumstances to watch the markets. If an article of food of which the price is falling (or rising but slowly) be purchased rather than a similar or comparable article of which the \price is quickly rising, the supply and consumption of our various foodstuffs will be more equably adjusted, and this circumstance will in itself make for national economy. But as we have said those who are prepared to make altera tions in their consumption of food in order to conform with the urgent national needs of the moment may require information as to how far such alterations, whether of degree or of kind, can be made without danger to health and efficiency. Before presenting tables which are intended to show the relative cost of equivalent nutritive values when purchased in the form of different foods, we give therefore a brief account of the function of food in general and of the special importance of its individual constituents. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: T. B. Wood
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Health & Fitness
Publisher: National Academies
Author: Harold W. Picton
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
This briefly annotated list of prosecutions under war statutes and cases of mob violence due to the war was originally published in 1919. This list of cases involving the rights of free speech, free press and peaceful assemblage is compiled from the correspondence and press clippings of the National Civil Liberties Bureau from April 1, 1917 to March 1, 1919.
Involving the Rights of Free Speech, Free Press and Peaceful Assemblage
Author: National Civil Liberties Bureau
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
the case of Athens
Author: Alexander Kitroeff
This study shows how a small number of medical reformers introduced modern healthcare services between 1928-1945 in China when Chinese people were suffering by the millions from infectious disease, maternal child mortality, and battlefield casualties.
How Medical Reformers Built Modern Healthcare Systems Amid War and Epidemics, 1928-1945
Author: John R. Watt
Category: Health & Fitness