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Humanization Of The Enemy: The Pacifist Soldier And France In World War One, Daniel E. Stockman 2017 Dominican University of California

Humanization Of The Enemy: The Pacifist Soldier And France In World War One, Daniel E. Stockman

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Not all French citizens were enthused by the prospect of war in 1914, nor were they all so willing to embrace a dehumanized view of the enemy. Some French citizens believed the “Great War” to be a patriotic endeavor. Propaganda encouraged this nationalism and the dehumanization of the enemy. “Political” pacifism existed within the French Third Republic psyche following France’s defeat in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. However, these pacifistic undertones were systematically undermined as France began to militarize itself. Drawing from a series of notebooks, and established academic sources, this paper shows that some French soldiers endured a world ...


Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs

Dissertations

This dissertation explores the evolution of domestic military base newspapers from 1941-1981, a timeframe that encapsulates the Second World War, Korean War, and Vietnam War, as well as interwar and postwar years. While called “newspapers,” the United States military designed these publications to be a hybrid of traditional news and public relations. This dissertation focuses on three primary aspects of these newspapers: the evolution of the format, style, and function of these papers; the messages editors and writers crafted for and about the “common” soldier and American; and the messages for and about members of the non-majority group.

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William Walker And The Seeds Of Progressive Imperialism: The War In Nicaragua And The Message Of Regeneration, 1855-1860, John J. Mangipano 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

William Walker And The Seeds Of Progressive Imperialism: The War In Nicaragua And The Message Of Regeneration, 1855-1860, John J. Mangipano

Dissertations

For a brief period of time, between 1855 and 1857, William Walker successfully portrayed himself to American audiences as the regenerator of Nicaragua. Though he arrived in Nicaragua in June 1855, with only fifty-eight men, his image as a regenerator attracted several-thousand men and women to join him in his mission to stabilize the region. Walker relied on both his medical studies as well as his experience in journalism to craft a message of regeneration that placated the anxieties that many Americans felt about the instability of the Caribbean. People supported Walker because he provided a strategy of regeneration that ...


Johnson’S War: How Vietnam Tarnished A Presidency, Patrick Lyons 2017 Salve Regina University

Johnson’S War: How Vietnam Tarnished A Presidency, Patrick Lyons

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

This Senior History thesis entitled, Johnson's War: How Vietnam Tarnished a Presidency, dives into the controversial and often questioned success of Lyndon Johnson as President of the United States. Specifically, the Vietnam War and its harsh effect on Johnson and the United States is debated throughout. The context expresses how Johnson's presidency would forever be tarnished by the stain the Vietnam War has left in American history. The steps taken during the Johnson administration were proven to be quite harmful to his reputation and the success of the nation. The decisions made and consequences that came with the ...


Book Review: Paul Andrew Hutton, The Apache Wars: The Hunt For Geronimo, The Apache Kid, And The Captive Boy Who Started The Longest War In American History, 2016., Stan Prager 2017 American Public University System

Book Review: Paul Andrew Hutton, The Apache Wars: The Hunt For Geronimo, The Apache Kid, And The Captive Boy Who Started The Longest War In American History, 2016., Stan Prager

Saber and Scroll

A review of Paul Andrew Hutton's The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History.


Exhibit Review: The Air Zoo, Michael Majerczyk 2017 American Public University System

Exhibit Review: The Air Zoo, Michael Majerczyk

Saber and Scroll

The Air Zoo is an aviation museum located in Portage, Michigan on the southwest side of the Lower Peninsula. The museum features two campuses, the Main Campus and the East Campus. In all, the Air Zoo has fifty aircraft on display. In the main exhibit hall, one can view perennial favorites such as the SR-71 Blackbird, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, and F-14 Tomcat. Though it is not as big as the National Museum of the USAF or the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Air Zoo’s inviting setting surrounding all the exhibits makes for a welcoming visit and makes ...


“Died On The Field Of Honor, Sir.” Virginia Military Institute In The American Civil War And The Cadets Who Died At The Battle Of New Market: May 15, 1864, Lewis A. Taylor II 2017 American Military University

“Died On The Field Of Honor, Sir.” Virginia Military Institute In The American Civil War And The Cadets Who Died At The Battle Of New Market: May 15, 1864, Lewis A. Taylor Ii

Saber and Scroll

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, known as the “Breadbasket of the Confederacy,” is home to the Virginia Military Institute. Located in Lexington, Virginia, VMI played a significant role in the American Civil War—from the execution of John Brown in 1859 to the disbanding of the Corps of Cadets during the fall of Richmond in 1865. The Corps, consisting of young men between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, served on active duty with the Confederate Army several times during their years at VMI but no one could have predicted the events of May 11-15, 1864, when the Corps marched ...


Cape Esperance: The Misunderstood Victory Of Admiral Norman Scott, Jeffrey A. Ballard 2017 American Public University System

Cape Esperance: The Misunderstood Victory Of Admiral Norman Scott, Jeffrey A. Ballard

Saber and Scroll

One month after the Battle of Savo Island, the worst defeat in United States Navy history, Rear Admiral Norman Scott defeated a surprised Imperial Navy cruiser-destroyer force off Cape Esperance with the loss of only a single destroyer. There seemed no doubt that this reversal after the August defeat was an unqualified victory for the Navy, but this writer asserts it was not. South Pacific Commanders thought so, however, and dogmatically adopted Scott’s tactics in order to snatch more quick victories on the contentious waters around Guadalcanal. In the long run, however, the legacy of Scott’s “victory” did ...


Across The Etowah And Into The Hell-Hole: Johnston’S Lost Chance For Victory In The Atlanta Campaign, Greg A. Drummond 2017 American Public University System

Across The Etowah And Into The Hell-Hole: Johnston’S Lost Chance For Victory In The Atlanta Campaign, Greg A. Drummond

Saber and Scroll

Despite being one of the more important campaigns of the American Civil War, the Atlanta Campaign has been somewhat underrepresented throughout the literature on the subject. While this oversight has been somewhat rectified in light of the sesquicentennial celebrations, most of these writings have focused on either the major battles that happened from late June 1864 through the fall of Atlanta or on the various commanders of the campaign. Nearly forgotten amongst all of this is the fighting that took place on the country crossroads and in the deep forests near Dallas, Georgia between 25 May and 4 June 1864 ...


From The Editors: War Art Now, Laura Brandon, Lindsey Sharman 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

From The Editors: War Art Now, Laura Brandon, Lindsey Sharman

Canadian Military History

Letter from guest editors Laura Brandon and Lindsey Sharman.


Fleming, Samuel, 1838-1916 (Sc 3095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Fleming, Samuel, 1838-1916 (Sc 3095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3095. Letter from Union soldier Samuel Fleming, Camp Wood [Munfordville], Kentucky, to James C. Carnahan, in which he discusses a military engagement with Confederates at Green River, Kentucky. He mentions casualties for both sides. He also reports, by name, the death of a soldier from fever and soldiers sent to Louisville Hospital.


Bond, Thomas J. (Sc 3094), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bond, Thomas J. (Sc 3094), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid and full text (Click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 3094. Letter from Thomas Bond, Camp Wood [Munfordville], Hart County, Kentucky, to his parents, in which he relates a skirmish, including casualties, with Confederates near the Green River. He also mentions Simon Bolivar Buckner’s occupation of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and troop movements.


Session B-2: Pirates: Past And Present, Kitty Lam 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session B-2: Pirates: Past And Present, Kitty Lam

Kitty Lam

Piracy has endured for as long as maritime trade has existed. From the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern-day Somali coast, pirates have threatened merchant ships. The legacy of piracy has inspired countless songs, poems, novels, and movies. Who were pirates? What did they want? Where did they go? How did they interact with states? Students have internalized stereotypes about pirates from popular culture, but rarely consider these questions about piracy. This workshop will examine the significance of piracy in world history through texts and visual material. Case studies will be global, but focus on the early modern period.


"Britannia’S Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton And Late-Victorian Imperial Defence (Book Review)" By Craig Stockings, James Wood 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Britannia’S Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton And Late-Victorian Imperial Defence (Book Review)" By Craig Stockings, James Wood

Canadian Military History

Review of Britannia’s Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late-Victorian Imperial Defence by Craig Stockings


"The Little Third Reich On Lake Superior: A History Of Canadian Internment Camp R (Book Review)" By Ernest Robert Zimmerman, Jean-Michel Turcotte 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

"The Little Third Reich On Lake Superior: A History Of Canadian Internment Camp R (Book Review)" By Ernest Robert Zimmerman, Jean-Michel Turcotte

Canadian Military History

Review of The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R by Ernest Robert Zimmerman


"The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner And The First World War (Book Review)" By William F. Stewart, Brian Douglas Tennyson 2017 Cape Breton University

"The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner And The First World War (Book Review)" By William F. Stewart, Brian Douglas Tennyson

Canadian Military History

Review of The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner and the First World War by William F. Stewart


"The Myth Of The Good War: America In The Second World War Revised Edition (Book Review) By Jacques R. Pauwels, Brad St. Croix 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

"The Myth Of The Good War: America In The Second World War Revised Edition (Book Review) By Jacques R. Pauwels, Brad St. Croix

Canadian Military History

Review of The Myth of the Good War: America in the Second World War Revised Edition by Jacques R. Pauwels


"The Paris Game: Charles De Gaulle, The Liberation Of Paris, And The Gamble That Won France (Book Review)" By Ray Argyle, Emanuele Sica 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

"The Paris Game: Charles De Gaulle, The Liberation Of Paris, And The Gamble That Won France (Book Review)" By Ray Argyle, Emanuele Sica

Canadian Military History

Review of The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble that Won France by Ray Argyle


"Unmanned: Drone Warfare And Global Security (Book Review)" By Ann Rogers And John Hill, Rich Roy 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Unmanned: Drone Warfare And Global Security (Book Review)" By Ann Rogers And John Hill, Rich Roy

Canadian Military History

Review of Unmanned: Drone Warfare and Global Security by Ann Rogers and John Hill


"The Patriotic Consensus: Unity. Morale, And The Second World War In Winnipeg (Book Review)" By Jody Perrun, Andrew Nurse 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

"The Patriotic Consensus: Unity. Morale, And The Second World War In Winnipeg (Book Review)" By Jody Perrun, Andrew Nurse

Canadian Military History

Reivew of The Patriotic Consensus: Unity. Morale, and the Second World War in Winnipeg by Jody Perrun


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