The American Military Frontiers

The American Military Frontiers

The United States Army in the West, 1783-1900

eBook - 2009
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As the fledgling nation looked west to the land beyond the Appalachian Mountains, it turned to the army to advance and defend its national interests. Clashing with Spain, Britain, France, Mexico, the Confederacy, and Indians in this pursuit of expansion, the army's failures and successes alternately delayed and hastened western migration. Roads, river improvements, and railroads, often constructed or facilitated by the army, further solidified the nation's presence as it reached the Pacific Ocean and expanded north and south to the borders of Canada and Mexico. Western military experiences thus illustrate the dual role played by the United States Army in insuring national security and fostering national development. Robert Wooster's study examines the fundamental importance of military affairs to social, economic, and political life throughout the borderlands and western frontiers. Integrating the work of other military historians as well as tapping into a broad array of primary materials, Wooster offers a multifaceted narrative that will shape our understanding of the frontier military experience, its relationship with broader concerns of national politics, and its connection to major themes and events in American history.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780826338457
0826338453
9780826338440
0826338445
9786613934109
6613934100
9781283621656
1283621657
0826338437
9780826338433
9780826338440
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 361 pages :) : illustrations, maps
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