Why We Fought: Forging American Obligations in World War II

Why We Fought: Forging American Obligations in World War II

by Robert B. Westbrook, Rb Westbrook

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588341303
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 06/19/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: World War II and the Social History of the American Moral Imagination1
1In the Mirror of the Enemy: Japanese Political Culture and the Peculiarities of American Patriotism13
2Fighting for the American Family: Private Commitments and Political Obligations39
3"I Want a Girl, Just Like the Girl That Married Harry James": American Women and the Problem of Political Obligation67
4The Responsibility of Peoples: Dwight Macdonald and the Holocaust93
Bibliographical Note143
Illustrations Credits147
Index149

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