The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814

The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814

by John Grenier, Grenier John
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521845661

ISBN-13: 9780521845663

Pub. Date: 01/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans' employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how

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This book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans' employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US "special operations" in the War on Terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521845663
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The First Way of War's origins in Colonial America; 2. The First Way of War in the North American wars of King George II, 1739–55; 3. Continental and British Petite Guerre, circa 1750; 4. The First Way of War in the Seven Years' War, 1754–63; 5. The First Way of War in the era of the American Revolution; 6. The First Way of War in the 1790s; 7. The First Way of War and the final conquest of the transappalachian West.

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