The Resource Desertion and the American soldier, 1776-2006, Robert Fantina, (electronic book)

Desertion and the American soldier, 1776-2006, Robert Fantina, (electronic book)

Label
Desertion and the American soldier, 1776-2006
Title
Desertion and the American soldier, 1776-2006
Statement of responsibility
Robert Fantina
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite the government's continued insistence on linking desertion with cowardice, the motivations for desertion are many and complex, and are either rooted in or encouraged by military policy. This history and analysis of military desertion from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam and the occupation of Iraq describes the official policies on desertion and how they have been implemented over time; problems in the military justice system; and the motivations for desertions. Comprehensive data and interviews with deserters are included
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fantina, Robert
Dewey number
355.1/334
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.F36 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology, Military
  • Desertion, Military
  • Military deserters
  • Peace movements
Label
Desertion and the American soldier, 1776-2006, Robert Fantina, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Revolutionary War -- Corporal punishment -- Arduous military duty -- Lack of food -- Lack of clothing and related provisions -- Illness -- Lack of pay -- Homesickness -- Economic need -- British enticement -- British prisoners of war -- Bounty-jumping -- Ambivalence to the cause -- Fear -- Self-preservation -- 2. The War of 1812 -- Problems with pay -- Lack of supplies -- Lack of food -- Illness -- Poor leadership -- Inadequate weaponry -- 3. The Mexican-American War -- Harsh conditions -- Poor leadership -- Corporal punishment -- Lack of belief in the cause -- Lack of basic rights as American citizens -- Poor wages -- Discrimination -- 4. The Civil War -- Nine categories of reasons for desertion -- Union policy on desertion during the Civil War -- 5. The Philippine-American War -- Horror of war, and apathy toward the cause of the war -- 6. World War I -- Absent without official leave -- Straggling -- Desertion -- 7. World War II -- Inability to adjust to military life -- Disagreement with or apathy towards the war -- Incompetent leadership -- Horror of war -- Family considerations -- 8.The Korean War -- Disagreement with the purpose of the war -- Poor leadership -- Horror at war's atrocities -- Family and home concerns -- 9. The Vietnam War -- Disagreement with the cause of the war -- The horrors or war -- Resistance to military life -- Family and personal needs -- 10. The Gulf War -- Cruelty towards the Iraqis -- living conditions -- Disagreement with the war -- The "stop loss" policy -- 11. The Iraq War -- Disagreement with the war -- The horror of war -- The stop-loss program -- 12. Other conflicts ; peacetime desertion -- Poor pay -- Conditions -- Inability to adjust to military life -- Poor leadership -- 13. Summary and analysis -- Contact injustices -- Judicial injustices
Control code
ebr10476826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 258 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Desertion and the American soldier, 1776-2006, Robert Fantina, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Revolutionary War -- Corporal punishment -- Arduous military duty -- Lack of food -- Lack of clothing and related provisions -- Illness -- Lack of pay -- Homesickness -- Economic need -- British enticement -- British prisoners of war -- Bounty-jumping -- Ambivalence to the cause -- Fear -- Self-preservation -- 2. The War of 1812 -- Problems with pay -- Lack of supplies -- Lack of food -- Illness -- Poor leadership -- Inadequate weaponry -- 3. The Mexican-American War -- Harsh conditions -- Poor leadership -- Corporal punishment -- Lack of belief in the cause -- Lack of basic rights as American citizens -- Poor wages -- Discrimination -- 4. The Civil War -- Nine categories of reasons for desertion -- Union policy on desertion during the Civil War -- 5. The Philippine-American War -- Horror of war, and apathy toward the cause of the war -- 6. World War I -- Absent without official leave -- Straggling -- Desertion -- 7. World War II -- Inability to adjust to military life -- Disagreement with or apathy towards the war -- Incompetent leadership -- Horror of war -- Family considerations -- 8.The Korean War -- Disagreement with the purpose of the war -- Poor leadership -- Horror at war's atrocities -- Family and home concerns -- 9. The Vietnam War -- Disagreement with the cause of the war -- The horrors or war -- Resistance to military life -- Family and personal needs -- 10. The Gulf War -- Cruelty towards the Iraqis -- living conditions -- Disagreement with the war -- The "stop loss" policy -- 11. The Iraq War -- Disagreement with the war -- The horror of war -- The stop-loss program -- 12. Other conflicts ; peacetime desertion -- Poor pay -- Conditions -- Inability to adjust to military life -- Poor leadership -- 13. Summary and analysis -- Contact injustices -- Judicial injustices
Control code
ebr10476826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 258 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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