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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This was a more immediate outcome than the social welfare, and began to be seen as soon as the draft came into effect.
Fredrick rated ameria really liked it Jun 30, If you are looking for battlefield analysis, this may not be the book for you.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Trivia About Doughboys, the Gr The culture built on aggression, however, revealed the tensions of the growing Great War noncombatant labor and service troops. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Keene hints at the growing complexity of the organization itself, but leaves much of it out. Lists with This Book. This draft was an efficient and rapid one, expanding the armed forces from the initialto an end of 3. Whether it was the issue of health standards, language, ethnic and racial issues, or simply educational hurdles caused by illiteracy, Keene mixes key facts with insightful quotes and explains how a tough no-nonsense military leadership went from commanding obedience to negotiating it.
Fantastic book about the ways World War I shaped American society. Hardcoverpages. Everybody should read it, I think. Retrieved from ” http: 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. Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The experience of going into uniform and fighting abroad politicized citizen-soldiers, Keene finally argues, in ways she asks us to ponder. However, if you are looking for insight into the changes to the military organization and culture, this would be a good resource. Keene shows how citizen-soldiers established standards of discipline that the army in a sense had to adopt.
However, more focus on the horrors of the war itself would have strengthened that analysis of the citizen-soldier mindset and how the bureaucracy struggled to maintain control when faced with the citizen-soldier experience in battle. Scott Veach rated it it was amazing Jan 24, 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 to the steps they took to secure compensation for the losses sustained in the service.
Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America
Kati Polodna rated it liked it Jul 08, Patrick Steffan rated it really liked it Oct 18, Spearheaded by the American Legion, the veteran agenda sought to provide financial assistance to all servicemen, not because of service itself, but to recoup lost wages as a result of the time spent away from the job and the jobs lost during the war years. More attention to the army administration would have also been useful since Doughboys presents such a rosy view of the war that focuses on matters of protocol saluting, courts martial, boxing, and medals, for example that distance the fact that a deadly, dangerous war was occurring.
She finds that the country and the conscripts—in their view—entered into a certain social compact, one that assured veterans that the federal government owed conscripted soldiers of the twentieth century debts far in excess of the pensions the Grand Army of the Republic had claimed in the late nineteenth century.
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Product details Paperback Publisher: Keene argues that the doughboy 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. Keene provides a vision of World War I military experience rooted in the process of change wrought by conscription and the dawning of the welfare state in America.
As americs the case with any book written on any war, Doughboys is not alone in the histories on the First World War. Oct 12, Dokghboys Hanna rated it it was amazing.
Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America
Keene argues that the doughboy experience in forged the US Army of the 20th century and ultimately led to the most sweeping piece of social-welfare How does a democratic government conscript citizens, turn them into soldiers anerica can fight effectively against a highly-trained enemy, and then somehow reward these troops for their service?
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Even after these troops had wra to civilian life, lessons learned by the army during an first experience with a mass conscripted force continued to influence the military as an institution. Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Congressmen, in their efforts to win the favor of the veteran bloc and restore legitimacy with other voters, eventually acquiesced to the compensation requests. However, it is unique in that it is more a specific case study of the social relations of the American soldiers in war rather than a broad overview or a limited biography This narrow focus renders the study all the more interesting, as it examines a little-known and little studied aspect of the outcomes of the war, but brings about the conclusions in a relevant way.
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