The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History: The Colonial Period to 1877.pdf

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History: The Colonial Period to 1877.pdf


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.

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History is clear, up-to-date, wideranging and interesting. The melding of military and diplomatic history works very well and the book deserves widespread attention. Jeremy Black, author of "Introduction to Global Military History" This excellent, well-edited volume combines clearly told narratives of U.S. foreign and military policies, from the post-Civil-War era to the 21st-century invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, with informed discussions of the evolving scholarship through which informed Americans viewed the 150 years when they moved from conquering a continent to trying to reshape large parts of the world. It deserves a wide audience ranging from students and general readers, just beginning serious study of these policies, to advanced graduate students and faculty who debate, sometimes heatedly, the changing contexts and interpretations of those historic policies. Walter LaFeber, author of The American Age: U.S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad

Christos G. Frentzos is Associate Professor of History at Austin Peay State University. Antonio S. Thompson is Associate Professor of History at Austin Peay State University.

Introduction Antonio S. Thompson and Christos G. Frentzos Part I: A Clash of Cultures: 1607-1676 1 Colonial Warfare in North America in the 17th Century Kyle F. Zelner 2 The Tidwater Wars: 1609-1646 Kevin E. Grimm 3 The Pequot War: 1636-1638 Shannon E. Duffy 4 The Beaver Wars Jon Parmenter 5 The Spirit of '76: King Philip's War and Bacon's Rebellion, 1675-1676 Jason Warren Part II: Imperial Warfare in the New World: 1676-1763 6 Indians, Europeans, and the Struggle for Empire in 18th Century North America Kristofer Ray 7 Siege and Massacre at Fort William Henry, 1757 William M. Fowler, Jr. 8 "The Fountain of All Our Disturbance and Trouble": The Forbes Campaign of 1758 Against Fort Duquesne Christopher J. Smith 9 The Great War for Empire: The French and Indian War as a World War William Burns 10 The Legacy of 1763 Martin J. Manning Part III: The War for American Independence: 1775-1783 11 The Revolutionary War: A Historiographical Summary Edward Lengel 12 A Dual Strategy: Conventional and Unconventional Warfare Kristalyn Marie Shefveland 13 The Evolution of the Franco-American Alliance and France's Military Contribution Jessica M. Parr 14 Liberty for Every Slave!: African American Military Service, 1641-1783 Marcus S. Cox Part IV: Building a Nation 15 Policy Crises of the Early Republic: 1783-1812 Jeff Broadwater 16 Federalist Diplomacy and Military Activity: 1789-1801 Donald E. Heidenreich 17 The Founding of West Point and the Creation of a Professional Standing Army William B. Skelton 18 President Thomas Jefferson, American Diplomacy and the Louisiana Purchase Joseph C. Heim 19 War Without Declaration: The Barbary Wars William P. Leeman Part V: The War of 1812 20 The War of 1812: 1812-1815 James C. Bradford 21 "We Have Met the Enemy": Naval Engagements of the War of 1812 Joshua Wolf 22 Atrocity and Reciprocity: The Burnings of Washington, D.C. and Toronto and the Challenges to the Laws of War in the War of 1812 Jasper M. Trautsch 23 The British-Native American Coalition: The Shawnee and Creek Military Operations Against the United States Mary Stockwell 24 The Treaty of Ghent and the Battle of New Orleans Steven L. Danver Part VI: Building an Empire 25 Manifest Destiny: The Monroe Doctrine and Westward Expansion, 1816-1861 Jeffrey J. Malanson 26 The Monroe Doctrine: Origins and Consequences Eugene S. Van Sickle 27 Florida Forays, Fiascos, and Conquests: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the First Seminole War Samuel Watson 28 Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Policy John R. Burch, Jr. 29 Commodore Matthew C. Perry and Japan John H. Schroeder Part VII: The Mexican-American War: 1846-1848 30 The Mexican-American War: A Historiographical Overview Thomas W. Spahr 31 Zachary Taylor and Monterrey: Generals as Diplomats Felice Flanery Lewis 32 Winfield Scott in Central Mexico Kristen Brill 33 Race and Religion in the Mexican War William H. Mulligan, Jr. Part VIII: The American Civil War: 1861-1865 34 The American Civil: A Historiography Charles M. Dobbs 35 Abraham Lincoln's Wartime Diplomacy and the Emancipation Proclamation Debra Sheffer 36 An Equal Right to Die for One's Country: African-Americans and Immigrants Kevin D. Butler 37 The Impact of New Technology and Changing Tactics on Warfare William A. Taylor 38 "King Cotton" and Confederate Diplomacy Charles M. Hubbard 39 Guerrilla Warfare in the Civil War Clay Mountcastle Part IX: The Reconstruction Era: 1865-1877 40 Reconstruction as Military History Benjamin Franklin Cooling 41 Nation-Building in the South, 1862-1868 Keith Dickson 42 US Army Counterinsurgency Operations in the Post-Civil War South Christos G. Frentzos


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