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eBook Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821 (Modern War Studies) ePub

by Samuel J. Watson

eBook Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821 (Modern War Studies) ePub
Author: Samuel J. Watson
Language: English
ISBN: 0700618848
ISBN13: 978-0700618842
Publisher: University Press of Kansas; 1st Edition edition (December 6, 2012)
Pages: 480
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 349
Formats: mbr lrf mobi txt
ePub file: 1646 kb
Fb2 file: 1431 kb

Jackson's Sword is the initial volume in a monumental two-volume work that provides a sweeping panoramic view of. .

Jackson's Sword is the initial volume in a monumental two-volume work that provides a sweeping panoramic view of the . Army and its officer corps from the War of 1812 to the War with Mexico.

Watson commences his study with a theoretical discussion of civil-military relations and by defining his concepts and goals for the book.

The book ends in 1821, presumably because the military reduction in force of that year made West Pointers the core of . Watson commences his study with a theoretical discussion of civil-military relations and by defining his concepts and goals for the book.

Samuel J. Watson follows up his acclaimed book Jackson’s Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American . Watson follows up his acclaimed book Jackson’s Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821 (2012) with another superb volume, Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821-1846. Watson’s latest work examines the growing development of the Army Officer Corps during a time of military reduction and increasing civil authority. Throughout the antebellum period, the US Army was not a dormant institution but a constantly active organization.

Jackson's Sword book. It is followed by Watson's second volume, which covers the years from 1821 to 1846. A must read for anyone interested in the professional development of the . Army in the first half of the 19th century.

Watson's basic story revolves around the increasing subordination to national authority of . Army officers stationed on the nation's periphery between 1810 and the .

Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821-1846. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. Watson's basic story revolves around the increasing subordination to national authority of .

Army officers, Military history, Frontier, Indian removal. Jackson’s Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810–1821. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821–1846. Historians of the antebellum United States Army have long been aware of Samuel J. Watson’s voluminous Rice University dissertation, the origins of both Jackson’s Sword and Peacekeepers and Conquerors, for its prodigious archival base and thoroughness.

A fascinating portrait of the . Army on the early American frontier. Modern War Studies (Hardcover). University Press of Kansas.

Описание: Jackson’s Sword is the initial volume in a monumental study that provides a sweeping panoramic view of the . Army and its officer corps from the War of 1812 to the War with Mexico, the first such study in more than forty years.

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book by Samuel J. Watson. Jackson's Sword is the initial volume in a monumental two-volume work that provides a sweeping panoramic view of the . Watson, Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821 and Peacekeepers and . John Grenier, The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814

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Jackson's Sword is the initial volume in a monumental two-volume work that provides a sweeping panoramic view of the U.S. Army and its officer corps from the War of 1812 to the War with Mexico, the first such study in more than forty years. Watson's chronicle shows how the officer corps played a crucial role in stabilizing the frontiers of a rapidly expanding nation, while gradually moving away from military adventurism toward a professionalism subordinate to civilian authority.Jackson's Sword explores problems of institutional instability, multiple loyalties, and insubordination as it demonstrates how the officer corps often undermined-and sometimes supplanted-civilian authority with regard to war-making and diplomacy on the frontier. Watson shows that army officers were often motivated by regionalism and sectionalism, as well as antagonism toward Indians, Spaniards, and Britons. The resulting belligerence incited them to invade Spanish Florida and Texas without authorization and to pursue military solutions to complex intercultural and international dilemmas. Watson focuses on the years when Andrew Jackson led the Division of the South—often contrary to orders from his civilian superiors—examining his decade-long quasi-war with Spaniards and Indians along the northern border of Florida. Watson explores differences between army attitudes toward the Texas and Florida borders to explain why Spain ceded Florida but not Texas to the United States. He then examines the army's shift to the western frontier of white settlement by focusing on expeditions to advance U.S. power up the Missouri River and drive British influence from the Louisiana Purchase. More than merely recounting campaigns and operations, Watson explores civil-military relations, officer socialization, commissioning, resignations, and assignments, and sets these in the context of social, political, economic, technological, military, and cultural changes during the early republic and the Age of Jackson. He portrays officers as identifying with frontiersmen and southern farmers and lacking respect for civilian authority and constitutional processes—but having little sympathy for civilian adventurers-and delves deeply into primary sources that reveal what they thought, wrote, and did on the frontier. As Watson shows, the army's work in the borderlands underscored divisions within as well as between nations. Jackson's Sword captures an era on the eve of military professionalism to shed new light on the military's role in the early republic.
Gajurus
Interesting description of the early American military.
Llanonte
A summary of the review on StrategyPage.Com:

'A look at the shaping of the Army officer corps in the era of the War of 1812. Prof. Watson (USMA) concentrates on Andrew Jackson’s often highly irregular tenure of the “Division of the South” to examine an officer corps that was not yet fully professional. He covers officer recruiting, training and service, civil-military relations, and military activities, fitting these into what were evolving cultural, social, and political institutions. The work covers numerous small wars, including filibustering expeditions into Mexico, punitive campaigns against Native Americans and fugitive slaves, Jackson’s “Quasi-War” with Spain, military operations on the plains, and the onset of the Seminole wars. Despite the dates in the title, Watson follows the trends and developments of this period into the 1830s as a more professional army evolved. This is a rich work, taking a deep look into events mostly long-forgotten, and essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of the American armed forces and the history of the early Republic.'

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