To Acknowledge a War: The Korean War in American Memory

Synopsis

Historians often refer to the Korean War as "the forgotten war," but Edwards argues that in many respects it is a conflict that has been deliberately ignored for the past fifty years. This broad look at the war examines how Americans have attempted to remember and commemorate the confrontation which played such a major role in America's Cold War experience. As a United Nations effort or Police Action, the hazy identification of the war has in part contributed to a lack of public understanding of what happened in Korea. This book considers the American response to the "loss" in Korea, and how this response played out as a failure to remember.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Darian Cobb
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000