Entangling alliances : foreign war brides and American soldiers in the twentieth century (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Entangling alliances : foreign war brides and American soldiers in the twentieth century

Entangling alliances : foreign war brides and American soldiers in the twentieth century

Author: Susan Zeiger
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Throughout the twentieth century, American male soldiers returned home from wars with foreign-born wives in tow, resulting in a new, official category of immigrant: the "allied" war bride. These brides began to appear en masse after World War I, peaked after World War II, and persisted through the Korean and Vietnam Wars. GIs also met and married former "enemy" women under conditions of postwar occupation, although  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zeiger, Susan, 1959-
Entangling alliances.
New York : New York University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009041513
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Zeiger
ISBN: 9780814797259 0814797253 9780814797488 0814797482
OCLC Number: 697174365
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 299 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Cupid in the AEF: U.S. soldiers and women abroad in World War I --
The worst kind of women: foreign war brides in 1920s America --
GIs and girls around the globe: the geopolitics of sex and marriage in World War II --
Good mothers: GI brides after World War II --
Interracialism, pluralism, and civil rights: war bride marriage in the 1940s and 1950s --
The demise of the war bride: Korea, Vietnam, and beyond.
Responsibility: Susan Zeiger.
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An history of war brides in 20th-century American history. It uses relationships between American male soldiers and foreign women as a lens to view larger issues of sexuality, race, and gender in  Read more...


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When American military forces have fought abroad, intercultural romances have been 'a minefield of political, racial and moral sensitivities," as Susan Zeiger shows in her excellent study of the Read more...

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