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Eagle and sword : the Federalists and the creation of the military establishment in America, 1783-1802

Author: Richard H Kohn
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 1985, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kohn, Richard H.
Eagle and sword.
New York : Free Press, 1985, ©1975
(OCoLC)1017658475
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Kohn
ISBN: 0029183502 9780029183502
OCLC Number: 15119220
Description: xx, 443 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Illustrations and maps --
Introduction: the military heritage of the founding fathers --
Origins of the prejudice against standing armies --
Counterpoint: militia --
The war for independence --
Power of the sword --
The Newburgh conspiracy: nationalism and militarism --
Visions of security, nationalist style --
The military policy of the confederation --
Militarism and the founding fathers --
Reign of the federalists: dilemmas of power --
Indian war: birth of the legion --
Avoiding war: Harmar's campaign --
Campaigning for peace: St. Clair's defeat --
The murder of the militia system --
Two uses of force --
Winning peace: the politics of victory in the northwest --
Maintaining order: the Washington administration's decision to crush the whiskey rebellion --
"A lesson to governments and people" --
Creating the peace establishment --
Frenzy and collapse --
Federalist motives in 1798: a reinterpretation --
Forging the sword of federalism: the new and provisional armies --
Major General Hamilton, Mr. Secretary McHenry and the halting history of the new army --
Adams and Hamilton: the politics of demobilization and defeat --
Eagle and sword --
Politics, militarism, and institution- forming the new nation.
Responsibility: Richard H. Kohn.

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