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Entangling Alliances – Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Entangling Alliances: Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century

Susan Zeiger


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. This book uses relationships between American male soldiers and foreign women as ... More

Keywords: American soldiers, immigrant, allied war brides, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, postwar occupation, US foreign relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814797174
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814797174.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Zeiger, author