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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

Funding the Revolution: Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Eighteenth-Century America  

Stephen Mihm

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
The success of the Federalists in the late 1780s had a profound influence on how Americans viewed the relationship between military spending, taxation, and the monetary system. For almost ... More

Germany 1914–1918. Total War as a Catalyst of Change  

Benjamin Ziemann

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
It is a commonplace to see the First World War as a major caesura in German and European history. This article records the war years from 1914–1918 in Germany. Not least, such an ... More

The Great Patriotic War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Collective Memory  

Roger D. Markwick

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
World War II has never ended for the citizens of the former Soviet Union. Nearly 27 million Soviet citizens died in the course of what Joseph Stalin declared to be the Great Patriotic War, ... More

The Great War  

E. W. McFarland

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
The themes of tragedy and futility have come to dominate the popular memory of the Great War. In Scotland, its legacy is overlaid with a sense of inordinate sacrifice: a small nation, with ... More

International Conflict, War, and the Making of Modern Germany, 1740–1815  

Ute Planert

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
The article traces the making of modern Germany. War made the state, and the state made war: This statement holds true for the state of Germany. Unlike in France and England, political ... More

Interwar, War, Postwar: Was there a Zero Hour in 1945?  

Richard Overy

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
When World War II ended in Europe, many assumed that the sheer level of destruction, hatred, and fear unleashed by the conflict would produce a Europe even worse than the one they recalled ... More

Loyalism  

Edward Larkin

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
Loyalism was a dominant theme of the American Revolution. Most loyalists were ordinary Americans who wished to remain connected to the British Empire. Over the past 200 years, the numbers ... More

The Military  

David R. Stone

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the military history of the Cold War. It explains that most military activities during this period were focused on apocalyptic nuclear war which never came and that ... More

Military Intervention  

Alex J. Bellamy

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the role that military intervention can play in ending genocide and the political, moral, and legal debates that surround it. The first section briefly examines how ... More

Military Trauma  

Alan Forrest

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Jan 2015
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Dec 2013
The Old Regime army had been battered by serial defeats during the eighteenth century, and was open to proposals for reform. When 1789 came it was not army reforms that spread despair and ... More

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