A Companion to American Military History by James C. Bradford PDF

By James C. Bradford

With greater than 60 essays , A spouse to American army heritage offers a complete research of the historiography of usa army heritage from the colonial period to the present.

  • Covers the full spectrum folks historical past from the Indian and imperial conflicts of the 17th century to the battles in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Features an unheard of breadth of assurance from eminent army historians and rising students, together with little studied themes comparable to the army and tune, army ethics, care of the lifeless, and sports
  • Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and topic 
  • Summarizes present debates and identifies components the place conflicting interpretations are wanting extra study

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Richter’s Facing East from Indian Country (2001) is a broad synthesis that repositions the view of colonial history from the eastern seaboard to Indian lands. Identity studies developed concurrently, and in some ways, symbiotically with ethnohistory. They quickly found a place in colonial military historiography. Russell Bourne (1990) employs the issue of “racial identity” to explain King Philip’s War in his The Red King’s Rebellion. Jill Lepore’s The Name of War (1998), winner of the Bancroft Prize, and James Drake’s King Philip’s War (1999) both examine identity to better explain seventeenth-century New England’s bloodiest and most costly war.

Julian Gwyn’s Frigates and Foremasts (2003) begins to fill that lacuna by examining naval operations in the Maritimes. James Pritchard, in Anatomy of a Naval Disaster (1995), in which he discusses the destruction of France’s 1746 naval expedition to North America, and Jonathan Dull, in The French Navy in the Seven Years’ War (2005), both point to the importance that sea power had in shaping the outcome of campaigns in the colonies. Several historians have attempted to contextualize colonial military history within the scope of all American military history.

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