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Thomas Jefferson's military academy : founding West Point

Author: Robert M S McDonald
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2004.
Series: Jeffersonian America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why did Thomas Jefferson, who claimed to abhor war and fear standing armies, in 1802 establish the United States Military Academy? This is a treatment of the origins, purposes, and legacies of the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M S McDonald
ISBN: 0813922984 9780813922980
OCLC Number: 1166927426
Description: xix, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Jeffersonian America.
Responsibility: edited by Robert M.S. McDonald.


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"McDonald's collection permanently corrects the view that Jefferson was the academy's 'accidental founder.' The contributors illuminate the complexity of Jefferson's motives as well as the larger Read more...

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