Name, Rank, and Serial Number Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-05-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Charles S. Young is Associate Professor of HIstory, Southern Arkansas University

Table of Contents


Part I: Over There
1. Limited War Sets the Stage for the POW Odyssey
2. The Middle Passage: Life-Changing Horrors in the First Year of Captivity
3. Andersonville East: Communist Prisoners are Pressured to Defect
4. Welcome, Fellow Peasant: The Chinese Seek Converts
5. POWL: Prisoners of Limited War Languish as Propaganda Becomes a Substitute for Victory
6. The Failure of Chinese Indoctrination
7. The United Nations Command Withholds POWs

Part II: Over Here
8. Home to Cheers and Jeers
9. The Brainwashing Dilemma: Atrocity Reports Undermine Punishment
10. Prosecutions Rile the Nation
11. Target Mom: Disciplining "Misplaced Sympathy"
12. Missing Action: Hollywood Films Try and Fail to Fix Captivity
13. The Hidden Reason for Forgetting Korea
Conclusion: Two Wars, the Visible and the Cloaked


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