American Military History A Survey from Colonial Times to the Present

ISBN-10: 013183875X

ISBN-13: 9780131838758

Edition: 2007

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Description: This book is for undergraduate courses in American Military History. It covers from the colonial period through the War on Terror, using a narrative and thematic approach. Includes the development of civilian control of the military; the American military at war; the professionalization of the American military; the use of American military power to achieve national strategic objectives; and the non-military uses of the American military throughout American history.

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List price: $64.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
The First American Way of War
Chronology
Introduction
The American Colonies and the British Military Tradition
Colonial Militia and Military Organization
A Clash of Cultures
Virginia and the Powhatan
New England's Pequot War
King Philip's War
Conclusion
The Colonies and Wars for Empire
Chronology
Introduction
The Colonies: Strategic Contours
King William's War
Queen Anne's War
King George's War
The Great War for Empire (1756-1763)
Conclusion
Independence and the Birth of a National Military
Chronology
Introduction
Toward a Break with Great Britain
The War for Independence
The Northern Phase (1775-1777)
The Southern Phase (1778-1781)
The Naval War
The Final Campaign
The End of the Continental Army
A New Constitution
The Constitution and the Military
Conclusion
The Young Nation and Its Young Military Challenged
Chronology
Introduction
Building an Army
Fighting Indians and Insurrection
An Academy at West Point
Building a Navy
The Quasi War
Jefferson's Gunboats
The Tripolitan War
The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
The Hunger for Expansion
Florida and the Creek War
Conclusion
The Second War of Independence
Chronology
Introduction
A Declaration of War
First Moves-Western Canada
The Niagara Campaign
The Campaign of 1814
The War Ends
The Beginnings of a Professional Military
Conclusion
Agents of Empire
Chronology
Introduction
The Military and a Changing Nation
The Army and the West
The Naval Expeditions
Frontier Constabulary and Indian Affairs
Conclusion
Toward a Professional Military
Chronology
Introduction
Napoleon and a Revolution in Warfare
War with Mexico
Conclusion
The Civil War
Chronology
Introduction
Yanks and Rebs
Strategic and Technological Contours
Civil War Armies
The Eastern Theater (1861-1863)
The Western Theater (1861-1863)
The Naval War
Grant Takes Command
Reconstruction
Conclusion
Becoming a Modern Military
Chronology
Introduction
Indian Wars on the Frontier
Strike Duty
Growth of Professionalism
Building a Modern Navy
War with Spain
Insurrections and Rebellions
Conclusion
"Over There"
Chronology
Introduction
Proving Ground: The Punitive Expedition
"Over There"
The Navy in the Great War
The American Air War
Impact of American Involvement in the Great War
Conclusion
The Interwar Years
Chronology
Introduction
Postwar Duties
The Army of the United States
Doctrine for Airpower
First Line of Defense: The Fleet
The Marine Corps and the Development of Amphibious Warfare
War Planning
Conclusion
A Second Great War
Chronology
Introduction
Preparing for War
The War in the Pacific
Mediterranean Theater and the Rise of American Leadership
Northwest Europe (1944-1945)
Women and Minorities in the War Effort
The Bomb
Conclusion
Postwar Reform and New Military Challenges
Chronology
Introduction
Defense Reorganization and Creation of an Independent Air Force
Revolt of the Admirals
Integration of the Armed Forces
Containment and the Military
The Korean War
The United Nations Defensive (June 27-September 15, 1950)
The United Nations Offensive (September 15-November 2, 1950)
The Communist Chinese Forces (CCF) Intervention (November 3-January 24, 1951)
First United Nations Counteroffensive (January 25-April 21, 1951) and Chinese Spring Offensive (April 22-July 8, 1951)
Fighting while Negotiating (July 9, 1951-July 27, 1953)
Conclusion
Challenges of the Cold War
Chronology
Introduction
Strategic Contours
NATO and Preparing for War in Europe
Eisenhower's New Look
The Rise of Civilian Strategists
SIOPs
Regional Challenges
Indochina
Quemoy and Matsu
The Middle East
U-2 Shootdown
Kennedy and the Cold War
Building a Flexible Response
The Berlin Crisis
Missiles in Cuba
Conclusion
Vietnam
Chronology
Introduction
Early American Involvement
The Advisors' War
Americanizing the War
The Air Campaign
Naval Operations
Tet
Vietnamization
Peace with Honor
The American Experience in Vietnam
Conclusion
Military Challenges in a Changing World
Chronology
Introduction
Toward a New Military
Reforming Training, Rethinking Doctrine
Cold War and the Military
Lebanon, Grenada, and Defense Reorganization
"No More Vietnams"
Peacekeeping and Nation Building
Conclusion
Into the Twenty-First Century
Introduction
A New War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Challenges for the Future
Conclusion
Index
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