Soldiers and civilians : the martial spirit in America, 1775-1865 / Marcus Cunliffe.


1st ed.. Boston : Little, Brown, [1968] .

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Other Title Soldiers and civilians
Martial spirit in America, 1775-1865
Subjects Militarism -- United States.
Militarism.
Militarisme -- États-Unis.
United States -- History, Military -- To 1900.
United States.
Description 499 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1968]
©1968
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-478) and index.
Summary The author discusses the genesis of the American military tradition, its growth, its champions and opponents, its effects on civilian life, its more significant or flamboyant manifestations, and its role in the history of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War.
Contents Prologue: first Bull Run and its meanings -- The confused heritage and its continuance -- The martial spirit -- The professionals: unpopularity -- The professionals: consolidation -- The amateurs: apathy and the militia -- The amateurs: enthusiastic volunteers -- Professionals and amateurs: a balanced view -- Politics and military affairs -- A southern military tradition? -- The American military ethos -- Epilogue: Bull Run and the aftermath.
Genre Military history.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)425069
(OCoLC)ocm00425069
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Cunliffe, Marcus.
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