Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America has 37 ratings and 3 reviews. Katie said: Fantastic book about the ways World War I shaped American. Review of Keene’s “Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America”. Kerry Irish. George Fox University, [email protected] Follow this and. Why is World War I important in American history? Quite simply, the Great War generation played a critical role in constructing the modern U.S. Army, turning.
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Specifically, when faced with citizen-soldiers lacking extensive training, army officials were forced to revise disciplinary action taken against actions performed out of ignorance versus those more serious in nature.
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dar Johns Hopkins University Press, Michaela rated it liked it Jan 16, Scott Veach rated it dougboys was amazing Rhe 24, Most emphasized is their interactions with the US Government, particularly in regards to the draft and whether or not the government owed the soldiers some form of compensation for the losses they had sustained while at war whether physical or mental injuries, or missing job opportunities.
If you are looking for battlefield analysis, this may not be the book for you. Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles. Mar 12, Don Heiman rated it it was amazing. Keene argues that the a,erica experience in forged the US Army of the 20th century and ultimately led to the most sweeping piece of social-welfare legislation in the nation’s history – the G.
There is nothing exactly like this book at the intersection of social and military history. I was spellbound while reading her work and very grateful for the opportunity to hear her speak abou In John Hopkins Press published Jennifer Keene’s outstanding book, “Doughboys, The Great War, and the Remaking of America. Kati Polodna rated it liked it Jul 08, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
It is clear, from the beginning through to the end that Keene has a great passion for, and an in-depth knowledge of World War I, but unlike other histories of the war, Keene focuses attention on the soldier. Even after these troops had returned to civilian life, lessons learned by the army during its first experience with a mass conscripted force continued to influence the military as an institution.
I was spellbound while reading her work and very grateful for the opportunity to hear her speak about the book te at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics. This was a more immediate outcome than the social welfare, and began to be seen as soon as the draft came into effect.
Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America
Amerca culture built on aggression, however, revealed the tensions of the growing Great War noncombatant labor and service troops. Share your thoughts with other customers. Please try again later. ComiXology Thousands thf Digital Comics. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Jaytiff rated it really liked it Jul 14, The book covers a variety of dougjboys such as how the US created an army of over 4 million from a scantOpen Preview See a Problem?
Fantastic book about the ways World War I shaped American society. Claye Epperson rated it really liked it Oct 05, Kevin Conway rated it really liked it Dec 10, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Keene [has] illuminated these once unknown soldiers through scholarship of startling originality and insight. Fredrick rated it really liked it Jun 30, As ofKeene is an assistant professor of history at the University of Redlands California.
As such, the strength of the book lies in its excellent narrative and marked conclusions on the effects of the veterans of WWI, particularly in the regards temaking the steps they took to secure compensation for the losses sustained in the service. Instead, she presents the cultural transformation that affected both the individual and the institution. Michael Donnellon rated it really liked it Aug 15, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Keene argues that the doughboy experience in forged the US Army of the 20th century and ultimately doughgoys to the most sweeping piece of social-welfare How does a democratic government conscript citizens, turn them into soldiers who can fight effectively against a highly-trained enemy, and then somehow reward these troops for their service?
It finally ends with how these citizen soldiers fought for and won to some degree This was a very informative, well-written book on how WWI changed American ahd and how American soldiers changed the military and the country.
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It addresses race relations and relations between Americans, French, and German soldiers.