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"A respectable army" : the military origins of the republic, 1763-1789

James Kirby Martin 1943- author Mark Edward Lender 1947- author. 2015

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  • Title:
    "A respectable army" : the military origins of the republic, 1763-1789
  • Author: James Kirby Martin 1943- author
  • Mark Edward Lender 1947- author.
  • Subjects: United States. Continental Army -- History; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns; Electronic books
  • Description: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Chapter 1 Of Lexington and Concord, and the Myths of 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; Notes; Chapter 2 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; Notes
    Chapter 3 Toward an American Standing Army, 1776-1777The Nature of the Continental Army; A New Model Rebel Army; William Howe's Campaign of 1777; The Saratoga Campaign; The American Search for Manpower; The Old Myth and the New Soldiery; Notes; Chapter 4 On and Off the Road of 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; Notes; Chapter 5 Moral Defeat and Military Turnabout, 1779-1781; Dispersed Warfare; Patriot Naval Exploits
    Financial Morass on the Home FrontThe War in the Southern States; Treason, Pensions, and Mutinies; Sudden Turnabout: The Road to Yorktown; Notes; Chapter 6 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; Notes; A Note on Revolutionary War History and Historiography; Index; EULA
    ""This new edition of a landmark study incorporates the latest scholarship on the Revolutionary War, and presents the conflict in a unified and accessible manner. It is vital to any comprehensive understanding of America's definitive conflict."" Edward G. Lengel , Professor and Director, Papers of George Washington, University of Virginia "A Respectable Army is an insightful, well-written account of the enduring legacy of America's war of independence. The authors have done a wonderful job turning their research into an immensely readable narrative." Terry Golway, Director, Kean Unive
  • Publisher: Chichester, England : Wiley Blackwell
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Format: 1 online resource (267 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-118-92390-1;ISBN1-118-92389-8
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991003076976703381$$I01TRAILS_CARROLL
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911687047703366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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