Home > History & Humanities > History > Military history > Spanish civil war > The Great War and America
The Great War and America

The Great War and America

  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star

International Edition

About the Book

The First World War marked a key turning point in America's involvement on the global stage. Isolationism fell, and America joined the ranks of the Great Powers. Civil-Military relations faced new challenges as a result. Ford examines the multitude of changes that stemmed from America's first major overseas coalition war, including the new selective service process; mass mobilization of public opinion; training diverse soldiers; civil liberties, anti-war sentiment and conscientious objectors; segregation and warfare; Americans under British or French command. Post war issues of significance, such as the Red Scare and retraining during demobilization are also covered.

Both the federal government and the military were expanding rapidly both in terms of size and in terms of power during this time. The new group of citizen-soldiers, diverse in terms of class, religion, ethnicity, regional identity, education, and ideology, would provide training challenges. New government-military-business relationships would experience failures and successes. Delicate relationships with allies would translate into diplomatic considerations and battlefield command concerns.

About the Author:

Nancy Gentile Ford is Professor of History at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Issues of War and Peace (Greenwood, 2002) and America's All! Foreign Born Soldiers in World War I (2001).

Best Sellers

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275981990
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 243 mm
  • No of Pages: 208
  • Series Title: In War and in Peace: U.S. Civil-Military Relations
  • Weight: 471 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275981991
  • Publisher Date: 28 Feb 2008
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Width: 162 mm

Similar Products

Write A Review
Write your own book review for The Great War and America
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star



Top Reviews
Be the first to write a review on this book The Great War and America

New Arrivals

Inspired by your browsing history