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The African Americans’ Revolution  

Gary B. Nash

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
The American Revolution played an important role in African Americans' quest for freedom. It marked the first mass rebellion by slaves in American history, gave rise to the first civil ... More

After Action: Oral History and War  

Megan Hutching

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the importance of oral history in recording wars. The article draws on personal experiences of interviewing veterans of the Second World War. Oral history ... More

Armed Forces  

David Parrott

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
In early 1645 Field Marshal Lennard Torstensson led a Swedish army of 9,000 cavalry, 6,000 infantry, and sixty cannon against a Habsburg-Imperial army of 10,000 cavalry, 5,000 infantry, ... More

Atlantic Warfare, 1440–1763  

Ira D. Gruber

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores how changes in methods and intentions affected conflicts in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. First, it defines war in this era — ... More

The British Army and the War of Independence  

Stephen R. Conway

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
During the American Revolution, Britain relied primarily on its army to subdue the rebellious colonies. At its peak, the British army in North America had approximately 50,000 officers and ... More

Communism and Economic Modernization  

Mark Harrison

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Jan 2014
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May 2013
This article examines the range of national experiences of communist rule in terms of the aspiration to ‘overtake and outstrip the advanced countries economically’. It reviews the causal ... More

The Continental Army  

Caroline Cox

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
During the American Revolution, tens of thousands of men served in the Continental army to fight Britain and became skilled professionals in the process. These soldiers formed deep bonds ... More

Fascism and War  

Davide Rodogno

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article explores Benito Mussolini's view on fascism and war. War had an essential place in Mussolini's worldview, even before he came to power in 1922. After this, Mussolini showed ... More

The First World War as Cultural Trauma  

Alan Kramer

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article incorporates two complex concepts: trauma and culture. Trauma in the original medical sense meant simply a physical injury; it came to mean a state of shock brought on by ... More

The First World War as Totality  

Richard Bessel

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article describes the totality of the First World War in many aspects. The word ‘total’ lies at the heart of different perceptions of the First World War. It was a war that involved ... More

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