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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Lists with This Book. No trivia or quizzes yet. It gets into the doughblys of the problems these vets experienced both on and off the battlefield. Keene is an exceptional work examining the more social aspects of the First World War. David Williams rated it it was amazing Nov 11, This was a more immediate outcome than the social welfare, and began to be seen as soon as the draft came into effect.
Instead, she presents the cultural transformation that affected both the individual and the institution.
Claye Epperson rated it really liked it Oct 05, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Whether it was grwat 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Keene provides a vision of World War I military experience rooted in the process of grdat wrought by conscription and the dawning of the welfare state in America.
“Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America” by Jennifer D. Keene
In arguing that all those who served deserved compensation, regardless of position or duty, the American Legion sought to establish social, political, and professional equality, regardless of combat status. 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.
After blunderings and failings across the decades the Bonus act, the Bonus March, and etc.
Kevin Conway rated it really liked it Dec 10, English Choose a language for shopping. It is recommended to take the latter view, as the book is an excellent contribution to the understanding of how the experiences of the Doughboys led to changes in civilian perception, Army policy, and government legislation, thus securing future veterans a better future than the doughboys had experienced after the Great War.
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Full of rich, new material and original and fresh insights, all presented in a lively and engaging style. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. If you’re a military history buff, this is a good one. Keene doughbohs illuminated these once unknown soldiers through scholarship of startling originality and insight.
Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America
Mar 12, Don Heiman rated it it was amazing. She finds that the country and the conscripts—in their view—entered into a certain social compact, one that assured veterans that the ane 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.
This draft was an efficient and rapid one, expanding the armed forces from the initialto an end of 3. Will ship in August Want to Read saving…. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. However a missing piece to the analysis is that of the administrative and bureaucratic face of the U. What is most notable about the thesis and the entire book is that it practically ignores the war itself, concentrating entirely upon the American soldiers and their interactions with each other, the French, British, and their own people on their return home.
It talks of how drafted citizen soldiers influenced army discipline. 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 tbe conscript citizens, turn them into soldiers who can fight effectively against a highly-trained enemy, and then somehow reward these troops for their service?
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Best book I’ve been assigned for the class this semester. Keene argues that the doughboy experience in —18 forged the U. Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles. As ofKeene is an assistant professor of history at the University of Redlands California. Michaela rated it liked it Jan 16, Josh rated it really liked it Dec 23, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
Keene describes how soldiers catalyzed change on the day-to-day level of interaction among soldiers and officers such as the salute changing from a gesture of respect to one of camaraderie to the governmental policy changes that led to the GI Bill in the middle of the twentieth century.
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.