Showing the complex interaction of strategy, logistics, administration, and economics, Syrett's pioneering text brings to light some basic causes for the ultimate failure of the British war effort during the American War of Independence. This war effort was fatally compromised by the British need to support a great army and a large naval force in the western hemisphere while at the same time facing a coalition of maritime powers on the European continent.
The crucial contribution of seapower to the struggle for American independence forms the theme for this volume, drawing on published prints, maps and illustrated journals of the time to achieve a remarkable impression of the maritime aspects of the war, in all its variety and drama. But besides the campaigns, battles and sieges, the book also illustrates many significant background aspects of the war, in the form of thematic inserts on such subjects as the ship types, the weapons and the organisation involved. The result is not just a visually exciting collection of contemporary images, many previously unpublished, but a valuable contribution to the understanding of how the American Revolution was seen at the time.
Aftermath of the Civil War - America emerges as an economic power - Rise of an urban society and city people - Imperial America 1870-1900 - Struggle for change 1900-1917 - Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson - Involvment in Wirld War I - The Great Crash - Ku Klux Klan - Emergence of modern American culture - Effects of the Great Depression - New Deal - Diplomacy between the wars - War in the Pacific - World War II and America's involvment - Vietnam - Struggle for racial justice - Women's liberation - The Reagan administration - President Bush - Immigrants and immigration - Progressives - T. Roosevelt - J.D.Rockefeller - Hester Street - Nativism or anti-immigration backlash - Unions; The Cold War including Berlin Airlift - Containment policy - Cuba - Eisenhower - Nixon - Reagan - Vietnam - Origins & end of the Cold War.
A narrative analysis of the complex evolution of the Continental Army, with the lineages of the 177 individual units that comprised the Army, and fourteen charts depicting regimental organization.
Presents America's wartime history from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf. Includes biographies of military personnel and information on treaties.
Artikelsamling om den britiske flåde i det 18. århundrede. Omhandler bl.a. flådens anvendelse i forskellige krige og til beskyttelse af den britiske handel, den politiske administration af flåden, og den britiske flådes diplomatiske bestræbelser ved det svenske hof under Napoleonskrigene.
This definitive encyclopedia, originally published in 1983 and now available as an ebook for the first time, covers the American Revolution, comes in two volumes and contains 865 entries on the war for American independence. Included are essays (ranging from 250 to 25,000 words) on major and minor battles, and biographies of military men, partisan leaders, loyalist figures and war heroes, as well as strong coverage of political and diplomatic themes. The contributors present their summaries within the context of late 20th Century historiography about the American Revolution. Every entry has been written by a subject specialist, and is accompanied by a bibliography to aid further research. Extensively illustrated with maps, the volumes also contain a chronology of events, glossary and substantial index.
Presented here is a view of the American Revolution which differs radically from the prevailing notion that it came about as a result of a high-minded search for principles. Instead, Professor Martin believes that the Revolution was a far more complex affair than the simple defence of liberty against the British and a search for Republican ideals and that the results of the Revolution had even greater long term effects on the development of a national identity than the immediate realisation of independence.
"Koistinen's ambitious, dating, and provocative work is unique to the literature and advances our understanding of the relationship between war, the military, and society to a new level. Historians for years to come will be grateful for his work". -- Richard h. Kohn, author of Eagle and Sword: The Beginnings of the Military establishment in America. "Koistinen blends incisive description and perceptive analysis in the first of a projected five-volume study that will likely become a classic". -- Edward M. Coffman, author of The War to End All Wars.
Between 1890 and 1913, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan published a series of books on naval warfare in the age of sail, which established his reputation as the founder of modern strategic history. But, according to former Guggenheim Fellow Jon Tetsuro Sumida, Mahan did not advocate national naval supremacy, but instead believed that a multinational naval consortium could best defend international trade.