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The Korean War in World History.

By: Stueck, William.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2010Description: 1 online resource (214 p.).ISBN: 9780813126654 (electronic bk.); 0813126657 (electronic bk.); 9780813136950 (electronic bk.); 0813136954 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): History, Modern -- 1945-1989 | Korean War, 1950-1953 | World politics -- 1945-1989Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Korean War in World HistoryDDC classification: 951.9042 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; The Korean War in World History; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; IntroductionWILLIAM STUECK; 1. The Korean People: Missing in Action in the Misunderstood War, 1945-1954 ALLAN R. MILLETT; 2. The Soviet Role in the Korean War: The State of Historical Knowledge KATHRYN WEATHERSBY; 3. In the Name of Revolution: China's Road to the Korean War Revisited CHEN JIAN; 4. Korean Borderlands: Imaginary Frontiers of the Cold War LLOYD C. GARDNER; 5. The Korean War: The Economic and Strategic Impact on Japan, 1950-1953 MICHAEL SCHALLER; Conclusion WILLIAM STUECK; Contributors; Index;
Summary: " The Korean War in World History features the accomplishments of noted scholars over the last decade and lays the groundwork for the next generation of scholarship. These essays present the latest thinking on the Korean War, focusing on the relationship of one country to the war. William Stueck's introduction and conclusion link each essay to the rich historiography of the event and suggest the war's place within the history of the twentieth century. The Korean War had two very different faces. On one level the conflict was local, growing out of the internal conditions of Korea and fought alm.
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Cover; The Korean War in World History; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; IntroductionWILLIAM STUECK; 1. The Korean People: Missing in Action in the Misunderstood War, 1945-1954 ALLAN R. MILLETT; 2. The Soviet Role in the Korean War: The State of Historical Knowledge KATHRYN WEATHERSBY; 3. In the Name of Revolution: China's Road to the Korean War Revisited CHEN JIAN; 4. Korean Borderlands: Imaginary Frontiers of the Cold War LLOYD C. GARDNER; 5. The Korean War: The Economic and Strategic Impact on Japan, 1950-1953 MICHAEL SCHALLER; Conclusion WILLIAM STUECK; Contributors; Index;

" The Korean War in World History features the accomplishments of noted scholars over the last decade and lays the groundwork for the next generation of scholarship. These essays present the latest thinking on the Korean War, focusing on the relationship of one country to the war. William Stueck's introduction and conclusion link each essay to the rich historiography of the event and suggest the war's place within the history of the twentieth century. The Korean War had two very different faces. On one level the conflict was local, growing out of the internal conditions of Korea and fought alm.

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During the 1950s and early 1960s, most historians regarded the Korean War as a necessary conflict to help defeat the spread of international communism. Revisionist historians of the late 1960s and 1970s tended to view it as a civil war that, like Vietnam, the US would have been wise to avoid. Extensive collections of previously unseen documents, particularly from archives in the former Soviet Union, are now available, meriting a new look at the origins of the Korean Conflict. Stueck (Univ. of Georgia) has joined with five other historians, each focusing on Korea's relationship to a different world power. The maps and index are adequate, and each author provides excellent documentation for his/her well-written essay. A keen disappointment is the absence of a bibliography, which one would expect in such a fine scholarly work. A word of caution--there is almost nothing about the military conflict itself, so this should not be chosen as a "first" book on the Korean War. Rather, think of it as a supplement to the more general histories of the Conflict, such as Michael Hickey's The Korean War (2000) or Max Hastings' The Korean War (CH, Jul'88). ^BSumming Up: Recommended. For senior colleges with strong history programs, upper-division undergraduates and above. M. O'Donnell formerly, CUNY College of Staten Island

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