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The Resource GIs in Germany : the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the American military presence, edited by Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr, Detlef Junker

GIs in Germany : the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the American military presence, edited by Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr, Detlef Junker

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GIs in Germany : the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the American military presence
Title
GIs in Germany
Title remainder
the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the American military presence
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr, Detlef Junker
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The fifteen essays in this volume offer a comprehensive look at the role of American military forces in Germany. The American military forces in the Federal Republic of Germany after WWII played an important role not just in the NATO military alliance but also in German-American relations as a whole. Around twenty-two-million US servicemen and their dependants have been stationed in Germany since WWII, and their presence has contributed to one of the few successful American attempts at democratic nation building in the twentieth century. In the social and cultural realm the GIs helped to Americanize Germany, and their own German experiences influenced the US civil rights movement and soldier radicalism. The US military presence also served as a bellwether for overall relations between the two countries
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
355.4/90943
Index
index present
LC call number
UA26.G3
LC item number
G47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Maulucci, Thomas W.
  • Junker, Detlef.
Series statement
Publications of the German Historical Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Sociology, Military
  • Sociology, Military
  • United States
  • United States
  • Germany (West)
  • United States
Label
GIs in Germany : the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the American military presence, edited by Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr, Detlef Junker
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr. Part I. Strategy and Politics -- Guarantors of peace and freedom: the U.S. forces in Germany, 1945-1990 / Hans-Joachim Harder -- Deterrence and defense: the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany and the implementation of forward strategy in Europe, 1950-1967 / Bruno Thoss -- The war that was never fought: the U.S. Army, the Bundeswehr, and the NATO central front / Dennis Showalter -- Why they did not go home: the GIs and the battle over their presence in the 1960s and 1970s / Hubert Zimmermann. Part II. Military Communities -- U.S. Army military communities in Germany / Thomas Leuerer -- German-American relations at the local level: Heidelberg, 1948-1955 / Theodor Scharnholz -- American military families in West Germany: social, cultural, and foreign relations, 1946-1965 / Donna Alvah. Part III. Tensions between Neighbors. Insolent occupiers, aggressive protectors: policing GI delinquency in early 1950s West Germany / Gerhard Fürmetz -- Protection from the protector: court-martial cases and the lawlessness of occupation in American-controlled Berlin, 1945-1948 / Jennifer V. Evans -- Part IV. The German Armed Forces and the American Model. The godfathers of Innere Führung?: The American military model and the creation of the Bundeswehr / Klaus Naumann -- From Befehlsausgabe to 'briefing': the Americanization of the Luftwaffe / Wolfgang Schmidt. Part V. The 1970s and 1980s. 'Army in anguish': the U.S. army, Europe, in the early 1970s / Alexander Vazansky -- The U.S. military and dissenters in the ranks: Germany 1970-1975 / Howard J. De Nike -- The U.S. Armed Forces and the development of anti-NATO protests in West Germany, 1980-1989 / Anni P. Baker -- GIs under seige: the German peace movement confronts the U.S. military / Lou Martin. Appendix: Population statistics on the U.S. military in Germany, 1945-2000 / Dewey A. Browder
Control code
CR9781139020695
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139020695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
GIs in Germany : the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the American military presence, edited by Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr, Detlef Junker
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr. Part I. Strategy and Politics -- Guarantors of peace and freedom: the U.S. forces in Germany, 1945-1990 / Hans-Joachim Harder -- Deterrence and defense: the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany and the implementation of forward strategy in Europe, 1950-1967 / Bruno Thoss -- The war that was never fought: the U.S. Army, the Bundeswehr, and the NATO central front / Dennis Showalter -- Why they did not go home: the GIs and the battle over their presence in the 1960s and 1970s / Hubert Zimmermann. Part II. Military Communities -- U.S. Army military communities in Germany / Thomas Leuerer -- German-American relations at the local level: Heidelberg, 1948-1955 / Theodor Scharnholz -- American military families in West Germany: social, cultural, and foreign relations, 1946-1965 / Donna Alvah. Part III. Tensions between Neighbors. Insolent occupiers, aggressive protectors: policing GI delinquency in early 1950s West Germany / Gerhard Fürmetz -- Protection from the protector: court-martial cases and the lawlessness of occupation in American-controlled Berlin, 1945-1948 / Jennifer V. Evans -- Part IV. The German Armed Forces and the American Model. The godfathers of Innere Führung?: The American military model and the creation of the Bundeswehr / Klaus Naumann -- From Befehlsausgabe to 'briefing': the Americanization of the Luftwaffe / Wolfgang Schmidt. Part V. The 1970s and 1980s. 'Army in anguish': the U.S. army, Europe, in the early 1970s / Alexander Vazansky -- The U.S. military and dissenters in the ranks: Germany 1970-1975 / Howard J. De Nike -- The U.S. Armed Forces and the development of anti-NATO protests in West Germany, 1980-1989 / Anni P. Baker -- GIs under seige: the German peace movement confronts the U.S. military / Lou Martin. Appendix: Population statistics on the U.S. military in Germany, 1945-2000 / Dewey A. Browder
Control code
CR9781139020695
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139020695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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