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The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

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The Casualty Gap shows how the most important cost of American military campaigns--the loss of human life--has been paid disproportionately by poorer and less-educated communities since the 1950s. Drawing on a rich array of evidence, including National Archives data on the hometowns of more than 400,000 American soldiers killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, th ...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 31st 2010)
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From our pages (July–Aug/11): "American military casualties have disproportionately represented poorer and less-educated communities since the 1950s, according to National Archives data. Kriner and Shen explore the causes and social costs of this inequality in high-casualty communities—including the friends and neighbors of those killed—finding decreased civic participation and trust in government in those communities."
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