Major Problems In American Military History: Documents And Essays by John ChambersMajor Problems In American Military History: Documents And Essays by John Chambers

Major Problems In American Military History: Documents And Essays

byJohn Chambers, G. Kurt Piehler, Thomas Paterson

Paperback | October 2, 1998

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This volume traces the evolution of the American military, its institutions, strategic doctrines, and technology. The selections provide a social and institutional focus of the "new" military history, and follow the metamorphosis of the militia, the professionalization of the officers' corps, and the course of civilian control of the military.
Title:Major Problems In American Military History: Documents And EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.18 × 6.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 2, 1998Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:066933538X

ISBN - 13:9780669335385


Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter contains Further Reading.1. Diverse Approaches to American Military HistoryESSAYSRussell F. Weigley, How Americans Wage War: The Evolution of National StrategyRichard H. Kohn, Exploring the Social History of the MilitaryAlex Roland, Weapons and Technology Drive the American MilitaryDennis F. Showalter, The Importance of Battle HistoryD'Ann Campbell, The Evolving Relationship of Women and Combat2. The Colonial Era: Native American Versus European State WarfareDOCUMENTS1. Governor John Winthrop Recounts the Killing of John Stone and the Treaty with the Pequots, 16342. Captain John Underhill Justifies the Attack on Mystic Village, in the Pequot War (1637), 16383. Captain John Mason Explains the Decision to Burn the Village (1637), 16384. William Apess, a Pequot, Later Denounces the Mystic Massacre (1637), 18315. Roger Williams Ponders the Self-Imposed Limitations of Indian Warfare, 16436. Colonel George Washington Praises the Virginia Provincial Troops, 1757ESSAYSFrancis Jennings, The Puritans Were the SavagesAdam J. Hirsch, The Tragedy of Conflicting Military CulturesDon Higginbotham, A Different View of the Evolution of the Militia to the Continental Army3. The American Revolution: Who Fought and Why?DOCUMENTS1. Loyalist Peter Oliver Tells How an American Prisoner of War Justified His Enlistment to His Captors (1775), c. 1777-17812. General George Washington Explains His Strategy, 17773. Jeremiah Greenman, an Enlisted Man, Recounts the Bloody Battle of Monmouth, 17784. Private Joseph Martin Provides the Only Contemporary Account of "Molly Pitcher" (1778), 18305. A Militia Company Worries About Indians and Local Safety, 17816. Samuel Sutphin, a Black Slave, Tells of His Service in the Revolution (1781-1783) and His Freedom, 18347. Sarah Osborn, a Soldier's Wife, Relates How She Accompanied the Continental Army to Yorktown (1781), 1837ESSAYSMark E. Lender, Enlistment: Economic Opportunities for the Poor and Working ClassesCharles Royster, Enlistment: Patriotic Belief in the Cause of FreedomGregory T. Knouff, Enlistment: The Complexity of Motivations4. The New Nation, the Military, and an American Way of WarDOCUMENTS1. The Articles of Confederation's Provisions on War and the Military, 17772. General George Washington Calls for a Standing Army, 17833. The Constitution's and Bill of Rights' Provisions on War and the Military, 1787, 17914. Antifederalists Fear a Large Military, 17875. Thomas Jefferson Advises an Economic Alternative to War, 17936. Alexander Hamilton Urges the Need for Defense and War, 17987. Andrew Jackson Proclaims War as a Crusade, 1812ESSAYSJohn Shy, American Wars as Crusades for Total VictoryReginald C. Stuart, The Early Republic and Limited War5. The Army, Professionalism, Jacksonian Democracy, and Manifest DestinyDOCUMENTS1. President Andrew Jackson Calls for Removal of the Indians, 18302. From "Scarecrow Militia" to Volunteer National Guard Units: Contrasting Lithographs (1836, 1843)3. First Lieutenant Joseph R. Smith Bemoans Lack of Civilian Respect, 18384. General Ethan Allen Hitchcock Agonizes over the Seminole and Mexican Wars, 1840-18485. Lieutenant William T. Sherman Disdains Politics, 18446. D. L. Goodall, a Tennessee Volunteer, Exults in the Battle of Monterrey, Mexico, 18467. Eliza Johnston, an Army Wife, Reports on an Expedition Through Indian Territory, 1855-1856ESSAYSWilliam B. Skelton, An Officer Corps Responds to an Undisciplined Society by Disciplined ProfessionalsimRobert E. May, An Officer Corps Responds to Opportunities for Expansion with Images of Heroic Expeditions6. Generals, Soldiers, and the Civil WarDOCUMENTS1. General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., Puts Forward an Offensive Strategy of Division and Concentration, 1862-1863; To General Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson, April 25, 1862; To Mary Lee (Robert E. Lee's wife), April 19, 1863; To General John Bell Hood, May 21, 1863; To President Jefferson Davis, June 1