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The American Military : A Narrative History

By: Lookingbill, Brad D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online resource (422 p.).ISBN: 9781118609439.Subject(s): United States -- Armed forces -- History | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns | United States -- History, MilitaryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The American Military : A Narrative HistoryDDC classification: 355.00973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Freedom Is Not Free; 1: An Uncommon Defense (1607-1775); Introduction; The Militia; Skulking; Wars of Extirpation; Imperial March; The French and Indian War; Martial Law; Rebel Forces; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 2: War for Independence (1775-1787); Introduction; American Crisis; Year of the Hangman; The Alliance; Outside the Lines; Southern Strategy; Yorktown; A Standing Miracle; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 3: Establishing the Military (1787-1812)
IntroductionNational Forces; Legion; A Quasi-War; The Shores of Tripoli; West Point; Army of Adventurers; Peaceable Coercion; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 4: Mr. Madison's War (1812-1815); Introduction; War Hawks; On to Canada; Naval Duels; Tough as Hickory; Border Battles; The British Invasion; New Orleans; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 5: The Martial Republic (1815-1846); Introduction; Postwar Security; Into the Borderlands; Arc of Expansion; Indian Removal; Reforming the Militia; The Old Navy; Profession of Arms; Conclusion
Essential QuestionsSuggested Readings; 6: The Forces of Manifest Destiny (1846-1860); Introduction; American Blood; On to Mexico; Forward March; War at Home; The Halls of Montezuma; Occupation; Legacies of Conquest; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 7: The Blue and the Gray (1860-1865); Introduction; Secession; Battle Cries; Union Strategy; Lee Takes Command; Military Necessity; Advance and Retreat; Gettysburg; Winning the West; The Surrender; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 8: Twilight of the Indian Wars (1865-1890); Introduction; Road to Reunion
Peace PolicyConquering the Sioux; The Old Army; Fight or Flight; Apache Resistance; Wounded Knee; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 9: A Rising Power (1890-1914); Introduction; Race for Empire; Remember the Maine; Splendid Little War; Philippine Rebellion; The Boxers; A Progressive Defense; Gunboat Diplomacy; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 10: The War to End All Wars (1914-1918); Introduction; Preparedness; Mobilizing for War; American Expeditionary Forces; The Atlantic Lifeline; No-Man's-Land; Cult of the Offensive; The Armistice; Conclusion
Essential QuestionsSuggested Readings; 11: Out of the Trenches (1918-1941); Introduction; Soft Power; A Winged Defense; From Ships to Shores; Our Economic Army; Neutrality; Under the Rainbow; Pearl Harbor; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 12: Fighting World War II (1941-1945); Introduction; War Machine; The GI Way; Empire of the Sun; A Second Front; Great Crusade; The Philippine Sea; Victory in Europe; Japanese Resistance; Atomic Warfare; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 13: A Cold War Begins (1945-1964); Introduction; Department of Defense
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Summary: The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history. Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and IraqFeatures personal vignettes to put a human face on armed conflictAddresses patterns of national service, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the advent of all-volunteer forcesPuts events in historical context, and considers cultural, social, political, economic, and technological devel
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Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Freedom Is Not Free; 1: An Uncommon Defense (1607-1775); Introduction; The Militia; Skulking; Wars of Extirpation; Imperial March; The French and Indian War; Martial Law; Rebel Forces; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 2: War for Independence (1775-1787); Introduction; American Crisis; Year of the Hangman; The Alliance; Outside the Lines; Southern Strategy; Yorktown; A Standing Miracle; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 3: Establishing the Military (1787-1812)

IntroductionNational Forces; Legion; A Quasi-War; The Shores of Tripoli; West Point; Army of Adventurers; Peaceable Coercion; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 4: Mr. Madison's War (1812-1815); Introduction; War Hawks; On to Canada; Naval Duels; Tough as Hickory; Border Battles; The British Invasion; New Orleans; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 5: The Martial Republic (1815-1846); Introduction; Postwar Security; Into the Borderlands; Arc of Expansion; Indian Removal; Reforming the Militia; The Old Navy; Profession of Arms; Conclusion

Essential QuestionsSuggested Readings; 6: The Forces of Manifest Destiny (1846-1860); Introduction; American Blood; On to Mexico; Forward March; War at Home; The Halls of Montezuma; Occupation; Legacies of Conquest; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 7: The Blue and the Gray (1860-1865); Introduction; Secession; Battle Cries; Union Strategy; Lee Takes Command; Military Necessity; Advance and Retreat; Gettysburg; Winning the West; The Surrender; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 8: Twilight of the Indian Wars (1865-1890); Introduction; Road to Reunion

Peace PolicyConquering the Sioux; The Old Army; Fight or Flight; Apache Resistance; Wounded Knee; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 9: A Rising Power (1890-1914); Introduction; Race for Empire; Remember the Maine; Splendid Little War; Philippine Rebellion; The Boxers; A Progressive Defense; Gunboat Diplomacy; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 10: The War to End All Wars (1914-1918); Introduction; Preparedness; Mobilizing for War; American Expeditionary Forces; The Atlantic Lifeline; No-Man's-Land; Cult of the Offensive; The Armistice; Conclusion

Essential QuestionsSuggested Readings; 11: Out of the Trenches (1918-1941); Introduction; Soft Power; A Winged Defense; From Ships to Shores; Our Economic Army; Neutrality; Under the Rainbow; Pearl Harbor; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 12: Fighting World War II (1941-1945); Introduction; War Machine; The GI Way; Empire of the Sun; A Second Front; Great Crusade; The Philippine Sea; Victory in Europe; Japanese Resistance; Atomic Warfare; Conclusion; Essential Questions; Suggested Readings; 13: A Cold War Begins (1945-1964); Introduction; Department of Defense

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The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history. Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and IraqFeatures personal vignettes to put a human face on armed conflictAddresses patterns of national service, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the advent of all-volunteer forcesPuts events in historical context, and considers cultural, social, political, economic, and technological devel

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<p> Brad D. Lookingbill is Professor of History at Columbia College of Missouri. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Lookingbill served in the Army National Guard and Reserve. He is the author of Dust Bowl, USA: Depression America and the Ecological Imagination, 1929-1941 (2001), War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners (2006), and American Military History: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).</p>

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