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The casualty gap : the causes and consequences of American wartime inequalities

Author: Douglas L Kriner; Francis X Shen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Many have long suspected that when America takes up arms it is a rich man's war, but a poor man's fight. In 'The Casualty Gap' Douglas Kriner and Francis Shen renew the debate over unequal sacrifice by bringing to light mountains of new evidence on the inequality dimensions of American wartime casualties.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kriner, Douglas L.
Casualty gap.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009028230
(OCoLC)424454981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas L Kriner; Francis X Shen
ISBN: 9780199741762 019974176X 9780195390964 0195390962 9780199776788 0199776784
OCLC Number: 610027151
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The casualty gap --
Inequality and U.S. casualties from WWII to Iraq --
Selection, occupational assignment, and the emergence of the casualty gap --
Do casualty gaps matter? --
How local casualties shape politics --
Political ramifications of the Vietnam casualty gap --
Political ramifications of the Iraq casualty gap --
The casualty gap and civic engagement --
The future of the casualty gap.
Responsibility: Douglas L. Kriner, Francis X. Shen.

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Many have long suspected that when America takes up arms it is a rich man's war, but a poor man's fight. In 'The Casualty Gap' Douglas Kriner and Francis Shen renew the debate over unequal sacrifice by bringing to light mountains of new evidence on the inequality dimensions of American wartime casualties.

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