By Jeremy M. Black
How have army activities formed the heritage of the USA and the country's function in international historical past? famous army historian Jeremy Black examines American army exceptionalism with the serious eye of a overseas pupil. The British fought wars with the american citizens and American advancements with willing curiosity. Black marshals modern British observation to contextualize American army activities inside of a world perspective.
Several significant conflicts are covered:^L^DBLThe struggle for Independence^DBLThe battle of 1812^DBLThe Mexican War^DBLWar with local Americans^DBLThe Civil War^LThroughout this section of the United States army motion, one sees a shift from a country in clash with neighboring states to a state divided, combating for its very survival. This examine clarifies the original mixture of political, social, highbrow, and actual factors-including strength threats-that formed, and have been formed, by way of the overall American tradition in this period.
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America as a Military Power: From the American Revolution to the Civil War (Studies in Military History and International Affairs) by Jeremy M. Black