Lee, Steven Hugh.

The Korean War. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013. - 1 online resource (373 p.) - eBooks on Demand Seminar Studies . - Seminar Studies .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction to the Series; Note on Transliteration; Note on Referencing System; Preface; Maps; Chronology; Part One: The Background; 1. Interpreting the Historical Context; History and Memory: The Korean War; Korean History and World History; Approaching Korea; The Ideological Origins of the Korean War; Syngman Rhee and the Great Powers before 1945; Wilsonian Liberalism and Korean Nationalism; The Russian Revolution and the Korean Communist Movement, 1917-45; The Great Powers and Korea During the Second World War Part Two: Conflict in Korea2. The Great Powers and the Two Koreas, 1945-50; Koreans between the Superpowers; Syngman Rhee and the American Occupation; Soviet Occupation and the Emergence of Kim Il Sung; Korea's Cold War in Global Context, 1947-48; The Korean Conflict, 1948-50; Syngman Rhee and the Origins of the Korean War; Kim Il Sung and the Origins of the Korean War; Part Three: International War in Korea; 3. Korea's Global War, 1950-51; Kim Il Sung, Stalin, Mao and the Approach of War, 1949-50; Preparing for War: America and NSC 68; North Korean Offensive and US Response The United Nations' Counter-Offensive, June-August 1950Rollback, American Style: September 1950; Pyongyang, Beijing and Moscow; Expanded War: October 1950-February 1951; Military Stalemate and the Downfall of Macarthur; 4. Soldier, Civilian: A Social History of the Korean War; War as Social History; Wartime Korea, 1950; Race and the Korean War: Fighting Jim Crow; The British Commonwealth at War; Disease in the Korean War; Wartime Culture: UNC Troop Morale and Lifestyle Beyond the Trenches; Women and the Korean War; Soldier, Civilian: The Two Koreas; The Chinese Homefront The Red Scare and the Emergence of the US National Security StateAmerican Public Opinion and the Korean War; POW Life: The UNC Prisoners; Life and Death in UNC POW Camps; 5. Fighting and Negotiating: The War and the Armistice, 1951-54; Kaesong and Panmunjom, July 1951-May 1952; Delay and Deadlock: The POW Issue, Item 4; The Bombing Campaign Escalates; The Indian Resolution; The Eisenhower Administration; Stalin's Death; Atomic Diplomacy; The Guerrilla War, 1951-54; 6. The Global Impact of the Korean War; Implementing NSC 68: American and European Perspectives on Rearmament Guns Against ButterJapanese Rearmament; The ROK Armed Forces, 1951-53; The Sino-Soviet Alliance and Sino-American Relations; The Korean War and the Developing World; The Political Impact of the War on the Two Koreas; 7. The Geneva Conference, 1954; Prelude: The US-ROK Mutual Defense Treaty; The Road to Geneva; Europe and the Commonwealth Approach Geneva; Communist Negotiating Strategy; The United States and the Geneva Conference; The Geneva Conference on Korea; Part Four: The Legacy; 8. Reassessing 'The Long Peace'; Part Five: Documents; Glossary; Who's Who; Guide to Further Reading Bibliography

 Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative also uniquely examines the social history of the conflict, and includes material on the newly racially integrated US fighting forces, war and disease, women and war and life in the Prisoner of War camps. While most surveys stop at 1953, with the si

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