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Title Integrating the US military : race, gender, and sexual orientation since World War II / edited by Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr., and Heather Marie Stur.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Subject Gay military personnel -- United States -- History.
Sociology, Military -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Minorities -- History.
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- History.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Japanese Americans -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Bristol, Douglas Walter, 1965-
Stur, Heather Marie, 1975-
Add Title Race, gender, and sexual orientation since World War II
Integrating the U.S. military
Description vi, 253 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "Integrating the US Military is an edited collection that examines the US Army's role and place in progressive social change through the lens of the military experience of African Americans, women, and gays since World War II. By making this long overdue comparison, the editors argue this anthology demonstrates how the challenges launched against the racial, gender, and sexual status quo in the years after World War II transformed overarching ideas about power, citizenship, and America's role in the world. This anthology's major contribution is synthesizing recent scholarly work on the history of minorities and women in the US military. It does so by examining connections between GIs and civilian society in the context of ideologies of race, gender, and sexuality. Given the militarization of American society since World War II, revealing the links between these legally marginalized groups within the Armed Services is historically significant in its own right. At the same time, this comparison also sheds new light on a broad range of issues that affected civilian society, such as affirmative action, integration, marriage laws, and sexual harassment. Integrating the US Military is a book designed for college students, military professionals, policy makers, and general readers. Allowing readers to view the history of several civil rights movements within the Armed Forces will prompt them to rethink the way they understand the history of social movements. It will also help them to better understand the relationship between the military and American society. Finally, readers will gain a historical perspective on recent debates about the rights of gays in the military and the implications of deploying women in combat."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Terror, anger, and patriotism: understanding the resistance of black soldiers during World War II / Douglas Walter Bristol Jr. -- Nisei versus Nazi: Japanese American soldiers in World War II / James M. McCaffrey -- Does the sex of the practitioner matter? Nursing, civil rights, and discrimination in Army Nurse Corps in the 1947-1955 / Charissa Threat -- "An attractive career for women": opportunities, limitations, and women's integration in the Cold War military / Tanya L. Roth -- African Americans, civil rights, and the armed forces during the Vietnam War / James E. Westheider -- Reform in ranks: the history of the Defense Race Relations Institute, 1971-2014 / Isaac Hampton, II -- Men's and women's liberation: challenging military culture after the Vietnam War / Heather Marie Stur -- Mobilizing marriage and motherhood: military families and family planning since World War II / Kara Dixon Vuic -- The dream that dare not speak its name: legacies of the civil rights movement and the fight for gay military service / Steve Estes -- Conclusion / Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr. and Heather Marie Stur.
ISBN 9781421422473 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
1421422476 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
9781421422480 (electronic)
1421422484 (electronic)
OCLC # 956379682

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