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The first way of war : American war making on the frontier, 1607-1814

Author: John Grenier; Michael E Lynch; U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Publisher: Carlisle Barracks, PA : U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 2009.
Series: Perspectives in military history
Edition/Format:   eVideo : National government publication : English
Database:WorldCat
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The American conquest of Indian communities 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. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Grenier; Michael E Lynch; U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
OCLC Number: 495728170
Notes: Lecture held August 19, 2009 in Ridgway Hall, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Title from title frames (viewed on January 4, 2010).
Presentation based on: The first way of war : American war making on the frontier, 1607-1814, by John Grenier.
Performer(s): Presenter, John Grenier ; introduced by Michael Lynch.
Description: 1 streaming video file (65 min.) : digital, WMV file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet from U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center web site. Windows Media Player required.
Series Title: Perspectives in military history
Responsibility: John Grenier.

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The American conquest of Indian communities 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. He explores the evolution of American war, showing how the first war waged against Indian noncombatant populations and their agricultural resources became the standard method of war employed by early Americans and which ultimately defined their military heritage.

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