First Way of War American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814

ISBN-10: 0521732638
ISBN-13: 9780521732635
Edition: 2008
Authors: John Grenier
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Description: This book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans' employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans' employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US "special operations" in the War on Terror.

John Grenier is an independent scholar. The First Way of War won the 2007 Society for Military History award as the Outstanding Book in American History. He is also the author of The Far Reaches of Empire: War in Nova Scotia, 1710-1760 (2008).

Introduction
The First Way of War's origins in Colonial America
The First Way of War in the North American wars of King George II, 1739ndash;1755
Continental and British Petite Guerre, circa 1750
The First Way of War in the Seven Years' War, 1754ndash;1763
The First Way of War in the era of the American Revolution
The First Way of War in the 1790s
The First Way of War and the final conquest of the transappalachian West

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