Collection : Battlegrounds: Cornell Studies in Military History

General Editor: David J. Silbey
Editorial Board: Petra Goedde, Wayne E. Lee, Brian McAllister Linn, Lien-Hang Nguyen

Focusing on the intersection of battlefield, social, and cultural history, books in this series will bring the strengths of each subfield to bear on the study of military history. The aim is to publish military history that draws on the continuing vitality of the field, while incorporating the best methods and analyses from the entire historical discipline. The series will embed our understanding of wars and the militaries within the societies and cultures that fought them and built them.

To learn more about the series, or to submit a proposal, please contact:

Emily Andrew, Senior Editor
Cornell University Press



The Stuff of Soldiers
A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects
Brandon M. Schechter
The Stuff of Soldiers uses everyday objects to tell the story of the Great Patriotic War as never before. Brandon Schechter attends to a diverse array of things—from spoons to tanks—to show how a wide array of citizens became soldiers, and how the provisioning of material goods separated soldiers from civilians.Through a fascinating examination...

The Sexual Economy of War
Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army
Andrew Byers
In The Sexual Economy of War, Andrew Byers argues that in the early twentieth century, concerns about unregulated sexuality affected every aspect of how the US Army conducted military operations. Far from being an exercise marginal to the institution and its scope of operations, governing sexuality was, in fact, integral to the military...

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