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Author Zeiger, Susan, 1959-

Title Entangling Alliances : Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century
Published New York : NYU Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "Cupid in the AEF": U.S. Soldiers and Women abroad in World War I; 2 "The Worst Kind of Women": Foreign War Brides in 1920s America; 3 GIs and Girls around the Globe: The Geopolitics of Sex and Marriage in World War II; 4 "Good Mothers": GI Brides after World War II; 5 Interracialism, Pluralism, and Civil Rights: War Bride Marriage in the 1940s and 1950s; 6 The Demise of the War Bride: Korea, Vietnam, and Beyond; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; About the Author
Summary Throughout the twentieth century, American male soldiers returned home from wars with foreign-born wives in tow, often from allied but at times from enemy nations, resulting in a new, official category of immigrant: the "allied" war bride. These brides began to appear en masse after World War I, peaked after World War II, and persisted through the Korean and Vietnam Wars. GIs also met and married former "enemy" women under conditions of postwar occupation, although at times the US government banned such unions. In this comprehensive, complex history of war brides in 20th-century American histo
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Subject Intercountry marriage -- 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.
War brides -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814797482 (electronic bk)
9780814797488 (electronic bk)