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Author Zeiger, Susan, 1959-

Title Entangling alliances : foreign war brides and American soldiers in the twentieth century / Susan Zeiger

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  U766 .Z45 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  U766 .Z45 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Cupid in the AEF : U.S. soldiers and women abroad in World War I -- The worst kind of women : foreign war brides in 1920s America -- GIs and girls around the globe : the geopolitics of sex and marriage in World War II -- Good mothers : GI brides after World War II -- Interracialism, pluralism, and civil rights : war bride marriage in the 1940s and 1950s -- The demise of the war bride : Korea, Vietnam, and beyond
Note "In this history of war brides in twentieth-century American history, Susan Zeiger uses relationships between American male soldiers and foreign women as a lens to view larger issues of sexuality, race, and gender in foreign and domestic relations. Entangling Alliances draws on an array of sources to trace how war and postwar anxieties about power and national identity have long been projected onto war brides, and how these anxieties translate into public policies, particularly immigration."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject War brides -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Military spouses -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Soldiers -- Family relationships -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Intercountry marriage -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century
ISBN 9780814797174 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814797172 (cloth : alk. paper)