This series provides a venue for scholars of war and society in the region now comprising the United States and Canada from the pre-colonial period to the present. The scope is broadly conceived to include:
· military histories of conventional and unconventional conflicts on the North American continent
· studies of peace movements and pacifist attitudes in North America
· biographies of individuals and groups from North America who fought around the world and returned from those wars
· examinations of institutional, political, diplomatic, religious, cultural, economic, or environmental factors that affected warfare on the North American continent
· comparative analyses of military conflicts in North America
Outstanding monographs, surveys, anthologies, or edited primary source collections will be considered. Because this series originally focused on the Midwest, the co-editors will also continue to seek proposals on war and society in the upper Mississippi River valley, the Ohio River valley, and the Great Lakes region.
We are currently accepting submissions for the series, for details about submissions see the Submission Guidelines page.
Associate Professor in the Department of History; Director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University; Winner of the 2009 Distinguished Book Award offered by the Society for Military History
David J. Ulbrich
Program Director and Associate Professor, M.A. in History and Military History, Norwich University; Winner of the 2012 General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award for distinguished non-fiction dealing with U.S. Marines and Marine Corps Life
Editorial Advisory Board
Janet Bednarek, Michael W. Doyle, Nicole Etcheson, Joseph Fitzharris, John Grenier, John Hall, Paul Herbert, James Westheider, Lee Windsor
At the end of World War II, the Allies were unanimous in their determination to disarm the former aggressor Germany. As the Cold War intensified, however, the decision whether to reverse that policy and to rearm West Germany led to disagreements both within the U.S. government and among members of the nascent NATO alliance.
Carl Lavin was a high school senior in Canton, Ohio, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Canton, Ohio, native was eighteen when he enlisted, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.
In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans’ understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation’s collective memory of the war and its aftermath.
The wrenching events of the Civil War transformed not only the United States but also the men unexpectedly called on to lead their fellow citizens in this first modern example of total war. Jacob Dolson Cox, a former divinity student with no formal military training, was among those who rose to the challenge. In a conflict in which “political generals” often proved less than competent, Cox, the consummate citizen general, emerged as one of the best commanders in the Union army.
Protecting the Empire’s Frontier tells stories of the roughly eighty officers who served in the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot, which served British interests in America during the crucial period from 1767 through 1776.
Draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story.