Warfare in the USA 1775-1861

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1 The United States Army and the institution of slavery in Louisiana, 1803-1835 3
2 The role of the army in western settlement : Josiah Harmar's command, 1785-1790 27
3 General Charles Scott, the Kentucky mounted volunteers, and the Northwest Indian Wars, 1784-1794 45
4 General Josiah Harmar's campaign reconsidered : how the Americans lost the battle of Kekionga 79
5 General Wilkinson's Vendetta with general Wayne : politics and command in the American Army, 1791-1796 101
6 Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, and the reduction of the United States Army 113
7 The antinavalists : the opponents of naval expansion in the early national period 119
8 James Madison and the coercion of Great Britain : Canada, the West Indies, and the war of 1812 127
9 The fog and friction of frontier war : the role of logistics in American offensive failure during the war of 1812 159
10 High army leadership in the era of the war of 1812 : the making and remaking of the officer corps 181
11 "Nature unsubdued" : diplomacy, expansion and the American military buildup of 1815-1816 205
12 Calhoun's expansible army : the history of a military idea 233
13 The army and the Indians 1800-1830 - a reappraisal : the Missouri Valley example 249
14 The "Foxardo affair" revisited : Porter, pirates and the problem of civilian authority in the early republic 267
15 Negroes and the seminole war, 1835-1842 281
16 "Some prefer the seminoles" : violence and disorder among soldiers and settlers in the second seminole war, 1835-1842 305
17 General John E. Wool in Cherokee country, 1836-1837 : a reinterpretation 323
18 The origins of the Fremont expeditions : John J. Abert and the scientific exploration of the Trans-Mississippi west 349
19 Army officers' attitudes towards Indians, 1830-1860 369
20 Officers and politicians : the origins of army politics in the United States before the Civil War 381
21 Professionalization in the U.S. Army Officer Corps during the age of Jackson 409
22 Knowledge, interest and the limits of military professionalism : the discourse on American coastal defence, 1815-1860 439
23 Manifest destiny and military professionalism : junior U.S. Army officers' attitudes toward war with Mexico, 1844-1846 467
24 United States Army Officers fight the "patriot war" : responses to filibustering on the Canadian border, 1837-1839 501
25 Young American males and filibustering in the age of manifest destiny : the United States Army as a cultural mirror 539
26 Filibusters and regular troops in San Francisco, 1851-1855 569
27 The struggle between sectionalism and nationalism at Ante-Bellum West point, 1830-1861 593
28 The velvet glove : the army during the secession crisis in California, 1860-1861 605
29 Former whigs in conflict : Winfield Scott, Abraham Lincoln, and the secession crisis revisited 613
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