This unique, four-volume set explains to students how mobilization for war and how wars themselves have altered the fabric of everyday life. Written by scholars in the fields of history, literature and the arts, sociology, law, political science and psychology, the encyclopedia places major American conflicts -- from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism -- in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the homefront. Articles include biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations and monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, humor, and music.
"Helpful sections include a table a table of contents, a roster of contributors, a preface, an introduction, and an index. A typical entry covers a number of associated topics and has an almost full-page illustration and a good bibliography. Highly recommended."
--Choice, July/August 2005
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