"Going down hill" : legacies of the American Revolutionary War (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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"Going down hill" : legacies of the American Revolutionary War

Author: Harry M Ward
Publisher: Bethesda : Academica Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the legacies of American Revolutionary War in the context of growing American imperial hubris, overreach and permanent war abroad as well as economic and social decay of American homeland. It discusses the less admirable and tragic implications of a national war/civil war that drove many thousands of Americans from their country, destroyed numerous Native American societies, enshrined human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry M Ward
ISBN: 9781933146577 1933146575
OCLC Number: 244055291
Description: xi, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Freedom --
Allegiance --
Banishment/detention --
Sedition --
Treason/war crimes --
God and country --
Beyond glory --
Conscription --
Military service exemptions --
Civilians under military jurisdiction --
Standing army --
Conquest --
Imperialism/liberation --
Limited war mentality --
The military advantage --
Triumph of professionalism --
The brutal fringe --
Counterinsurgency --
Cement of union --
Conclusion/redirection.
Responsibility: Harry M. Ward.

Abstract:

This book discusses the legacies of American Revolutionary War in the context of growing American imperial hubris, overreach and permanent war abroad as well as economic and social decay of American homeland. It discusses the less admirable and tragic implications of a national war/civil war that drove many thousands of Americans from their country, destroyed numerous Native American societies, enshrined human slavery in its constitution and lead to several tragic and bloody existential crises in 19th and 20th century American history.

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