Respectable Army The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789

ISBN-10: 0882958127

ISBN-13: 9780882958125

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Main headings: Of Lexington and Concord, and the myths of the war, 1763--1775; The Republican war, 1775--1776; Toward an American standing army, 1776--1777; On and off the road of despair, 1777--1779; Moral defeat and military turnabout, 1779--1781; Of war, national legitimacy, and the Republican order, 1781--1789.
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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Harlan Davidson Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma on January 2, 1915. He received a B. A. from Fisk University in 1935 and a master's degree in 1936 and a Ph.D. in 1941 from Harvard University. During his career in education, he taught at a numerous institutions including Brooklyn College, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University. He also had teaching stints in Australia, China, and Zimbabwe. He has written numerous scholarly works including The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956); Reconstruction After the Civil War (1961); The Emancipation Proclamation (1963); and The Color Line: Legacy for the 21st Century (1993). His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans (1947) is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Medal of Freedom in 1995 and the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanities in 2006. He worked with Thurgood Marshall's team of lawyers in their effort to end segregation in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education and participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He was also a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. He died of congestive heart failure on March 25, 2009 at the age of 94.

Of Lexington and Concord, and the Myths if the War, 1763—1775
Lexington and Concord
Of Standing Armies (Power) and Militia (Liberty)
Ideological Transmission
The Provincial Militia Tradition
The Tyranny of Standing Armies
The Republican War, 1775—1776
A Republican Order as the Goal
Regulars Versus Republicans: The British at Bay
The Adoption of a Continental Army
The British Military Counterthrust
The new York Campaign
Success and Failure
Toward an American Standing Army, 1776—1777
The Nature of the Continental Army
A New Model Army
William Howe’s Campaign of 1777
The Saratoga Campaign
The American Search for Manpower
The Old Myth and The New Soldiery
On and Off the Road Despair, 1777—1779
Valley Forge
Mounting Anger in the Officer Corps
Tables Turned: new Life for the Cause
The British Dispersal of 1778
Growing Internal Division: Army and Society
Moral Defeat and Military Turnabout, 1779—1781
Dispersed Warfare
Patriot Naval Exploits
Financial Morass on the Home Front
The War in the Southern States
Treason, Pensions, and Mutinies
Sudden Turnabout: The Road to Yorktown
Of War, National Legitimacy, and the Republican Order, 1781—1789
The Yorktown Campaign
Formulating a Peace Settlement
The Newburgh Conspiracy
Transition to a Postwar World
Myth and Tradition: A Political/Military Settlement
A Note on Revolutionary War History and Historiography
Northern Campaigns
Southern Campaigns
Clark’s Western Campaigns, 1778—1779
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