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The War for a Nation

The War for a Nation

The American Civil War

  • Author: Susan-Mary Grant
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135862419
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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The War for a Nation provides a brief introduction to the American Civil War from the perspective of military personnel and civilians who participated in the conflict. Susan-Mary Grant brings the war, its many battles, and those who fought them – male and female, black and white – to the center of a riveting narrative that is accessible to general readers and students of American history. The War for a Nation explains, in a clear narrative structure, the war's origins, its battles, the expansion of the Union, the struggle for emancipation, and the following saga of Reconstruction. By drawing its examples from primary source documents, first-hand accounts, and scholarly research, The War for a Nation introduces readers to the human-interest aspects as well as the historiographical debates surrounding what was the most destructive war ever fought on American soil.

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

  • Author: Robert A. Divine
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 9781585441051
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 122
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Americans consider themselves a peaceful people. Yet every generation since colonial times has taken part in war. Why? Does something in our democratic creed lead us repeatedly into hostilities? Does the American sense of mission demand that we take up arms to transform the world into our own image? Do baser motives drive national policy? Is there, in short, a distinctive American motive and style of war? Distinguished diplomatic historian Robert A. Divine considers these questions in a thoughtful retrospective of the wars of the twentieth century. He examines the process of going to war and seeks patterns showing how and why the nation becomes involved in hostilities. He then turns to the way the United States wages war, looking at how it uses force to achieve political ends. Finally, he considers how leaders bring wars to an end, a process that sheds perhaps the most light of all on the national character. Repeatedly, Divine concludes, America seeks to use warfare to create a better and more stable world, only to meet with unexpected outcomes and the seeds of new hostility. Ironically, Divine finds that America's high ideals continually prevent the very peace the nation seeks. In the epilogue, Divine applies his points to the final American war of the century, the conflict in Kosovo, which is

The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

Containing in Addition to Those Heretofore Published, Numerous Sermons Now First Printed from the Original Mss. : an Appendix on what Christ is Made to Believers, in Forty Real Benefits, by Philip Henry... : Funeral Sermons for Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by the Rev. Matthew Henry : Funeral Sermons on Mr. Matthew Henry, by W. Tong, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams

  • Author: Matthew Henry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dissenters, Religious
  • Page: 1419
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Issues of War and Peace

Issues of War and Peace

  • Author: Nancy Gentile Ford
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313311963
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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Emphasizes the events of lesser-known battles from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, and includes information about the origins of each conflict, differing opinions, and the political, economic, and social impacts.

The First Total War

The First Total War

Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know it

  • Author: David Avrom Bell
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618349654
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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Describes how the Enlightenment and the French Revolution led to the first total war in history during the age of Napoleon, when embodiments of modern-day warfare such as conscription, guerrilla warfare, and unconditional surrender made their first appearance.

U.S. Military History For Dummies

U.S. Military History For Dummies

  • Author: John C. McManus
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470643235
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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Want to know more about American military history? U.S. Military History For Dummies presents concise and revealing accounts of all of the nation's armed conflicts from the French and Indian War to Iraq. It explains how the U.S. military is organized and how its branches operate, both independently and together. This straightforward guide examines the causes for each of America's wars and reveals how these conflicts have shaped the nation's borders, society, politics, culture, and future. You'll meet heroes, cowards, patriots, and traitors; relive great battles; and get a taste of what combat is really like, as you discover: How the French/Indian war sowed the seeds of the Revolutionary War Why America's battle for independence didn't end at Yorktown Early U.S. wars against Indians, tax cheats, and pirates The War of 1812: guaranteeing U.S. sovereignty "Manifest Destiny" wars that stretched America from sea to shining sea Why the American Civil War could not be avoided The Spanish American War and the U.S. as an emerging global power Why World War I failed to "make the world safe for democracy" How World War II changed America's role in the world Korea and Vietnam: hot wars during the Cold War Featuring important insights on technological, political, and social changes that transformed the way America fights its wars U.S. Military History For Dummies is your key to understanding the evolution of the most powerful military force in history.

The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century

The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century

  • Author: Larry H. Addington
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253111099
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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“This important work . . . synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present.” —Military Review A thorough revision of a highly successful text, the second edition of this classic work provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare. Addington discusses developments in strategies and tactics, logistics and weaponry, and provides detailed discussions of important battles and campaigns. His book is an excellent introduction for both students and the general reader. “There is nothing else in print that tells so much so concisely about how war has been conducted since the days of General George Washington.” —Russell F. Weigley, author of The American Way of War “A superior synthesis. Well written, nicely organized, remarkably comprehensive, and laced with facts.” —Military Affairs

Revisiting Prussia's Wars against Napoleon

Revisiting Prussia's Wars against Napoleon

History, Culture, and Memory

  • Author: Karen Hagemann
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316193977
  • Category: History
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In 2013, Germany celebrated the bicentennial of the so-called Wars of Liberation (1813–15). These wars were the culmination of the Prussian struggle against Napoleon between 1806 and 1815, which occupied a key position in German national historiography and memory. Although these conflicts have been analyzed in thousands of books and articles, much of the focus has been on the military campaigns and alliances. Karen Hagemann argues that we cannot achieve a comprehensive understanding of these wars and their importance in collective memory without recognizing how the interaction of politics, culture, and gender influenced these historical events and continue to shape later recollections of them. She thus explores the highly contested discourses and symbolic practices by which individuals and groups interpreted these wars and made political claims, beginning with the period itself and ending with the centenary in 1913.

War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

  • Author: Simon Barker
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748631623
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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This original study explores a vital aspect of early modern cultural history: the way that warfare is represented in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The book contrasts the Tudor and Stuart prose that called for the establishment of a standing army in the name of nation, discipline and subjectivity, and the drama of the period that invited critique of this imperative. Barker examines contemporary dramatic texts both for their radical position on war and, in the case of the later drama, for their subversive commentary on an emerging idealisation of Shakespeare and his work.The book argues that the early modern period saw the establishment of political, social and theological attitudes to war that were to become accepted as natural in succeeding centuries. Barker's reading of the drama of the period reveals the discontinuities in this project as a way of commenting on the use of the past within modern warfare. The book is also a survey and analysis of literary theory over the last tw

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865, Brief

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865, Brief

  • Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David M. Katzman,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0547175604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION preserves the text's approach to American history as a story of all American people. Known for a number of strengths, including its well-respected author team and engaging narrative, the book emphasizes social history, giving particular attention to race and racial identity. Like its full-length counterpart, the Brief Eighth Edition focuses on stories of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture. A new design makes for easier reading and note-taking. Events up to and including the election of 2008 are updated and included, and new chapter has been written on The Contested West. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Brief Eighth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

War Made New

War Made New

Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World

  • Author: Max Boot
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101216832
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis, War Made New focuses on four ?revolutions? in military affairs and describes how inventions ranging from gunpowder to GPS-guided air strikes have remade the field of battle?and shaped the rise and fall of empires. War Made New begins with the Gunpowder Revolution and explains warfare?s evolution from ritualistic, drawn-out engagements to much deadlier events, precipitating the rise of the modern nation-state. He next explores the triumph of steel and steam during the Industrial Revolution, showing how it powered the spread of European colonial empires. Moving into the twentieth century and the Second Industrial Revolution, Boot examines three critical clashes of World War II to illustrate how new technology such as the tank, radio, and airplane ushered in terrifying new forms of warfare and the rise of centralized, and even totalitarian, world powers. Finally, Boot focuses on the Gulf War, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War?arguing that even as cutting-edge technologies have made America the greatest military power in world history, advanced communications systems have allowed decentralized, ?irregular? forces to become an increasingly significant threat.

Poetic Form and British Romanticism

Poetic Form and British Romanticism

  • Author: Stuart Curran
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195363012
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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Across Europe, and particularly in Great Britain, the Romantic age coincided with a large-scale revival of lost literatures and the first attempts to create a coherent history of Western literature. Calling into question that history, Stuart Curran demonstrates that the Romantic poets, far from being indifferent or hostile to popular forms of literature were actually obsessed with them as repositories of literary conventions and conveyors of implicit ideological value. Whether in their proccupation with fixed forms, which resulted in the incomparable artistry of Romantic odes, or in their rethinking of major genres like the pastoral, the epic, and the romance, the Romantic poets transformed every element they touched to suit their own democratic, secular and skeptical ethos--a world view recognizably modern in its dimensions.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition, Volume II: Since 1865

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition, Volume II: Since 1865

  • Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff,Fredrik Logevall
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495916234
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a succinct and spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors’ attention to race and racial identity, and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, BRIEF Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91619-2; Volume I: TO 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-91622-2; Volume II: SINCE 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91623-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ...

The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: History
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Terrorism and the Constitution

Terrorism and the Constitution

The Post-9/11 Cases

  • Author: H. L. Pohlman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742560413
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 323
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The conjunction of Islamic fundamentalism, WMD, and terrorism has set the stage for a new form of 'warfare' and ushered in a period of national reflection and debate about the proper balance between national security and the rights of the individual. This book contributes to the ongoing national debate by providing easy access to relevant documents from major post-9/11 cases that highlight central constitutional issues raised by the war on terrorism.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803

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  • Category: Great Britain
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates."

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Great Britain
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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates".

  • Author: William Cobbett
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Great Britain
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Great Britain
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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled: "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates".

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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