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The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Colonial Period to 1877

Edited by: Antonio S. Thompson , Christos G. Frentzos

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415533805
eBook ISBN: 9781315817347
Adobe ISBN: 9781317813354

10.4324/9781315817347
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The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States. This volume, The Colonial Period to 1877, illuminates the early period of American history, from the colonial warfare of the 17th century through the tribulations of Reconstruction.

The chronologically organized sections each begin with an introductory chapter that provides a concise narrative of the period and highlights the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought in the historiography, followed by topical chapters on issues in the period. Topics covered include colonial encounters and warfare, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, diplomacy in the early American republic, the War of 1812, westward expansion and conquest, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholar's bookshelf.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Colonial Warfare in North America in the Seventeenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Tidewater Wars Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Pequot War Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Beaver Wars Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Spirit of ’76 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Indians, Europeans, and the Struggle for Empire in Eighteenth Century North America Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Siege and Massacre at Fort William Henry, 1757 Download PDF
Chapter  9:  “The Fountain of all Our Disturbance and Trouble” Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Great War for Empire Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Legacy of 1763 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Revolutionary War Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A Dual Strategy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Evolution of the Franco-American Alliance and France’s Military Contribution Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Liberty For Every Slave! Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Policy Crises of the Early Republic Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Federalist Diplomacy and Military Activity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Founding of West Point And The Creation of a Professional Standing Army Download PDF
Chapter  19:  President Thomas Jefferson, American Diplomacy and the Louisiana Purchase Download PDF
Chapter  20:  War Without Declaration Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The War of 1812 Download PDF
Chapter  22:  “We Have Met the Enemy” Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Atrocity and Reciprocity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The British–Native American Coalition Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Treaty of Ghent and the Battle of New Orleans Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Manifest Destiny Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Monroe Doctrine Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Florida Forays, Fiascos, and Conquests Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Commodore Matthew C. Perry and Japan Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Mexican–American War Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Zachary Taylor and Monterrey Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Winfield Scott in Central Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Race and Religion in the Mexican War Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The American Civil War Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Abraham Lincoln’s Wartime Diplomacy and the Emancipation Proclamation Download PDF
Chapter  37:  An Equal Right to Die for One’s Country Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Impact of New Technology and Changing Tactics on Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  39:  “King Cotton” and Confederate Diplomacy Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Guerrilla Warfare in the Civil War Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Reconstruction as Military History Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Nation-Building in the South, 1862–1868 Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Us Army Counterinsurgency Operations in the Post-Civil War South Download PDF
Notes_on_Contributors Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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