War letters: A Thematic approach and comparison of military letters from World War II and the Vietnam War

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dc.contributor.advisor Pugliese, Rudy
dc.contributor.advisor Barry, Brian
dc.contributor.author Yamonaco, Jeanne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-13T15:59:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-13T15:59:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/14567
dc.description.abstract Letters, a form of mediated interpersonal communication, provide readers and writers the opportunity to transcend space and time. Letters can also serve as a permanent record of communicated information. The present study compares themes of selected letters written by soldiers from two wars: World War II and Vietnam. Two research questions are posed: What are the themes expressed in soldiers` letters? Is there a difference in themes that relate to the particular war fought? This study analyzed 202 letters written by military personnel from both World War II and the Vietnam War. After content analysis of the 10 most prevalent themes, no significant differences were noted between the themes of either war. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Soldiers' correspondence en_US
dc.subject Soldiers' letters en_US
dc.subject Vietnam War en_US
dc.subject War en_US
dc.subject War letters en_US
dc.subject World War II en_US
dc.subject.lcc E181 .Y36 2011
dc.subject.lcsh Soldiers--United States--Correspondence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Letter writing--Social aspects--United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American en_US
dc.title War letters: A Thematic approach and comparison of military letters from World War II and the Vietnam War en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Communication en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Scanlon, Patrick

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