Korean War

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This comprehensive assessment by experts of the significant literature and research about the Korean War has been designed for students, teachers, and researchers at various levels and for broad interdisciplinary use. Edited by Brune, this one-volume research tool evaluates traditional interpretations and recent findings and trends and points to studies that are still needed on various topics. Twenty-three topical chapters cover the historical background and general references, international aspects of the war and the role and perspectives of major combatants, military policies and the strategies and tactics of the various armed forces, the Korean unification struggle after the war, and the relationship of the U.S. homefront to the Korean War. The book is fully indexed and is easily accessible.

Twenty-three topical chapters cover the historical background and general references; international aspects of the war and the role and perspectives of major combatants—from the United Nations and Korea to European and Asian and Pacific nations, including information on the most recent sources from the Soviet Union and Communist China; the military policies and the strategies and tactics of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines, and Air Force; the Korean unification struggle after the war; and the relationship of the U.S. homefront to the Korean War—from the Administration and Congress to public opinion, and the war as seen by women and minorities and through the eyes of the cinema and TV. The book is fully indexed and is easily accessible for varied use by students, teachers, and researchers in different fields and at all levels.

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Offers scholars, librarians, and general readers a survey of newly released information on the Korean War and developments in the two Koreas since 1945, and on international activities affecting various countries during the Cold War. Chapters on aspects of the conflict including international aspects, military aspects, and the US home front discuss major works and the status of archival sources, and describe how recent research has altered previous interpretations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313289699
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1996
  • Pages: 472
  • Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

LESTER H. BRUNE is the John and Augusta Oglesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and General References on the Korean War 3
2 The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1950: Historical Interpretations 15
3 United States Policy in Asia and Korea 35
4 The United Nations and Korea 85
5 Canada and the Korean War 93
6 Great Britain and the Korean War 98
7 Australia, New Zealand, and the Korean War 117
8 Japan and the Korean War 128
9 The Korean Scholars on the Korean War 157
10 Sino-Soviet Historiography and Research Materials 175
11 Chinese Policy and the Korean War 189
12 The Soviet Union and the Korean War 206
13 The U. S. Army in the Korean War 223
14 Air Force Sources: Rethinking the Air War 250
15 The U. S. Navy and Marines in the Korean War 266
16 Truman and Eisenhower: Strategic Optics for Atomic War and Diplomacy in Korea 285
17 Korea's Unification Struggle 309
18 Introduction and General Culture during the Korean War 335
19 Congress during the Korean War 342
20 Disloyalty Charges and McCarthyism 401
21 Public Opinion and the Korean War 409
22 The Status of Women and Minorities 418
23 Cinema and Television in the Early 1950s 426
Author Index 429
Subject Index 449
About the Editor and Contributors 459
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