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A nation forged in war : how World War II taught Americans to get along

Author: Thomas A Bruscino
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010.
Series: Legacies of war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Never before or since have so many Americans served in the armed forces at one time: more than 15 million donned uniforms in the period from 1941 to 1945. Thomas Bruscino explores how these soldiers' shared experiences--enduring basic training, living far from home, engaging in combat--transformed their views of other ethnic groups and religious traditions. He further examines how specific military policies and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Bruscino
ISBN: 9781572336957 1572336951
OCLC Number: 445480673
Description: xi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The America they left behind --
The ethnic army --
Introduction to the Army --
Hours of boredom --
Instants of excitement and terror --
Coming home, taking over --
The new consensus and beyond.
Series Title: Legacies of war.
Responsibility: Thomas Bruscino.

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Never before or since have so many Americans served in the armed forces at one time: more than 15 million donned uniforms in the period from 1941 to 1945. Thomas Bruscino explores how these soldiers' shared experiences--enduring basic training, living far from home, engaging in combat--transformed their views of other ethnic groups and religious traditions. He further examines how specific military policies and practices worked to counteract old prejudices, and he makes a persuasive case that throwing together men of different regions, ethnicities, religions, and classes not only fostered a greater sense of tolerance but also forged a new American identity. When soldiers returned home after the war with these new attitudes, they helped reorder what it meant to be white in America.

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"Thomas Bruscino's important study helps to demystify the experience of World War II in America by showing that the war fostered greater toleration among many white ethnic and religious groups in Read more...

 
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