Homefront: A Military City and the American Twentieth Century

Homefront: A Military City and the American Twentieth Century

by Catherine A. Lutz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807055093

ISBN-13: 9780807055090

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Beacon Press

A look at Fayetteville, North Carolina, home to Fort Bragg, that poses the question,'Are we all military dependents?'

Fayetteville has earned the nicknames of Fatalville and Fayettenam. Unusual and not-sounusual features of the town include gross income inequalities, an extraordinarily high incidence of venereal disease, miles and miles of strip malls, and a history

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A look at Fayetteville, North Carolina, home to Fort Bragg, that poses the question,'Are we all military dependents?'

Fayetteville has earned the nicknames of Fatalville and Fayettenam. Unusual and not-sounusual features of the town include gross income inequalities, an extraordinarily high incidence of venereal disease, miles and miles of strip malls, and a history of racial violence. Through interviews with residents and historical research, Catherine Lutz immerses herself in the life of the town to discover how it has supported the military for over a century. From secret training operations that use civilians as mock enemies and allies to the satellite economy of the town, Lutz's history of Fayetteville reveals the burdens that military preparedness creates for all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807055090
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
569,896
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making War at Home1
Ch. 1Encampment: Boosters, Social Crisis, and a Military Solution (1918-1938)11
Ch. 2Hostess to the "Good War" (1939-1947)45
Ch. 3Simulating War at Home: Counterinsurgencies, Foreign and Domestic (1948-1963)87
Ch. 4Carnival, Carnage, and Quakers: The Vietnam War on Hay Street (1964-1973)131
Ch. 5Many Reserve Armies: The Faces of Military Dependency (1974-2000)171
Ch. 6Military Restructuring, Civilian Camouflage, and Hot Peace (1989-2000)214
Epilogue234
Notes239
Acknowledgments306
Index308

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