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The Resource Eagle and sword : the Federalists and the creation of the military establishment in America, 1783-1802, Richard H. Kohn

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

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Eagle and sword : the Federalists and the creation of the military establishment in America, 1783-1802
Title
Eagle and sword
Title remainder
the Federalists and the creation of the military establishment in America, 1783-1802
Statement of responsibility
Richard H. Kohn
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the engrossing and little-known story of a powerful circle of men- the wing of the Federalist party led by Alexander Hamilton- who won a bitter fight for a national army, but divided the country and destroyed their own party in the process. Here is history that raises questions about the power and influence of militarism in American politics: Did Alexander Hamilton intentionally provoke the Whiskey Rebellion to prove the need for a federal army? Were the Federalists prepared to use military force to prevent Thomas Jefferson from becoming President in 1800? Were these men militarists? Were they after a national army in order to maintain their own power? Unfolding the critical events of America's first two decades of Independence- the incredible Newburgh Conspiracy of 1783, the first Constitutional debates over "national security," Shay's Rebellion, the Indian War campaigns of "Mad Anthony" Wayne, the Quasi-War with the French- this timely book chronicles the origins of American militarism, and the serious threat it posed to the democratic ideals of the young American nation. -- from Book Jacket
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Kohn, Richard H
Dewey number
355.02/13/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.K737
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Militarism
  • Militarism
  • United States
  • EE. UU.
  • United States
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Eagle and sword : the Federalists and the creation of the military establishment in America, 1783-1802, Richard H. Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-430) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the military heritage of the founding fathers -- The Newburgh Conspiracy : nationalism and militarism [1783] -- Visions of security, nationalist style [1783] -- The military policy of the confederation [1784-1788] -- Militarism and the founding fathers [1787-1788] -- Indian war : birth of the legion [1789-1792] -- The murder of the militia system [1792] -- Two uses of peace -- Creating the peace establishment [1794-1798] -- Federalist motives in 1798 : a reinterpretation -- Forging the sword of federalism : the new and provisional armies [1798] -- Major General Hamilton, Mr. Secretary McHenry, and the halting history of the new army [1798-1800] -- Adams and Hamilton : the politics of demobilization and defeat [1799-1801] -- Politics, militarism, and institution-forming in the new nation [1783-1802]
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780029175514
Lccn
74033092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm01365952
Label
Eagle and sword : the Federalists and the creation of the military establishment in America, 1783-1802, Richard H. Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the military heritage of the founding fathers -- The Newburgh Conspiracy : nationalism and militarism [1783] -- Visions of security, nationalist style [1783] -- The military policy of the confederation [1784-1788] -- Militarism and the founding fathers [1787-1788] -- Indian war : birth of the legion [1789-1792] -- The murder of the militia system [1792] -- Two uses of peace -- Creating the peace establishment [1794-1798] -- Federalist motives in 1798 : a reinterpretation -- Forging the sword of federalism : the new and provisional armies [1798] -- Major General Hamilton, Mr. Secretary McHenry, and the halting history of the new army [1798-1800] -- Adams and Hamilton : the politics of demobilization and defeat [1799-1801] -- Politics, militarism, and institution-forming in the new nation [1783-1802]
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780029175514
Lccn
74033092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm01365952

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