America As A Military Power: From The American Revolution To The Civil War

Paperback | June 1, 2002

byJeremy Black

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How have military actions shaped the history of the United States and the country's role in world history? Noted military historian Jeremy Black examines American military exceptionalism with the critical eye of a foreign scholar. The British fought two wars with the Americans and followed American developments with keen interest. Black marshals contemporary British commentary to contextualize American military actions within a global perspective. Several major conflicts are covered: BLThe War for IndependenceBLThe War of 1812BLThe Mexican WarBLWar with Native AmericansBLThe Civil War Throughout this phase of America military action, one sees a shift from a state in conflict with neighboring states to a nation divided, fighting for its very survival. This study clarifies the unique combination of political, social, intellectual, and physical factors-including potential threats-that shaped, and were shaped, by the general American culture during this period.

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How have military actions shaped the history of the United States and the country's role in world history? Noted military historian Jeremy Black examines American military exceptionalism with the critical eye of a foreign scholar. The British fought two wars with the Americans and followed American developments with keen interest. Blac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 10.18 × 5.54 × 0.72 inPublished:June 1, 2002Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275977064

ISBN - 13:9780275977061

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?[O]ne of the leading military historians of this generation....[a] thoughtful, readable, and generally persuasive study that will be useful to general readers and serious scholars alike. America As a Military Power will also make an appropriate text for undergraduate and graduate courses.??Military History of the West