Susan L. Carruthers: Victors, Vanquished, and Victims: US Occupation Soldiers in Postwar Europe and Asia, 18 March

Susan L. Carruthers, Professor of History, University of Warwick Co-sponsored by East Asian Studies How do you know you've won a war? What sensations and experiences are bound up with being victorious? Superficially, it might seem that there would be little new to say on this subject. After all, aren't victors the ones empowered to write history? But this cliché ignores the subjectivity of US enlisted men, women, and soldiers of colour, many of whom quickly came to feel that they were victims of an uncaring military establishment and of unfortunate circumstances after…continue reading →