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|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert M S McDonald
|Description:||xix, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction / Peter S. Onuf --
Military education before West Point / Don Higginbotham --
"Necessary and proper": West Point and Jefferson's constitutionalism / David N. Mayer --
Great men and embryo-Caesars: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and the figure in arms / Elizabeth D. Samet --
The Military Academy in the context of Jeffersonian reform / Theodore J. Crackel --
Mr. Jefferson's Academy: an educational interpretation / Jennings L. Wagoner Jr. and Christine Coalwell McDonald --
Developing "republican machines": West Point and the struggle to render the Officer Corps safe for America, 1802-33 / Samuel J. Watson --
West Point's lost founder: Jefferson remembered, forgotten, and reconsidered / Robert M.S. McDonald --
Afterword: The role of military virtues in preserving our republican institutions / Jean M. Yarbrough.
|Series Title:||Jeffersonian America.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Robert M.S. McDonald.|
Although Jefferson feared the potential power of a standing army, the contributors point out he also contended that "whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace." They take a broad view of Jeffersonian security policy, exploring the ways in which West Point bolstered America's defenses against foreign aggression and domestic threats to the ideals of the American Revolution." "Thomas Jefferson's Military Academy should appeal to scholars and general readers interested in military history and the founding generation."--BOOK JACKET.