A Handbook of American Military History, Second Edition: From the Revolutionary War to the Present / Edition 2

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Overview

The second edition of A Handbook of American Military History delineates the military history of the United States from the Revolutionary War into the opening stages of the twenty-first century war on terrorism. Comprehensive and easy to use, it supplies essential information on the social, technological, political, tactical, and strategic developments that have affected the evolution of the U.S. armed forces. New to the second edition is a chapter on U.S. military history from 1995 through 2004 and an index.

A Handbook of American Military History is the perfect reader's guide for the military history buff or anyone interested in a brief overview of American military history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803293373
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry K. Sweeney is a professor of history emeritus at South Dakota State University.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Building Period: 1775-1815 1
2 The Institutional Period: 1816-1865 43
3 The Reform Period: 1866-1914 97
4 The Unsettled Period: 1915-1941 141
5 The Global Period: 1942-1963 183
6 The Uncertain Period: 1964-1994 251
Glossary 307
About the Contributors 317
About the Book 319
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