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1794 America, Its Army, and the Birth of the Nation

Palmer, Dave R.

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ISBN 10: 0891415238 / ISBN 13: 9780891415237
Published by Presidio Pr, 1994
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1994 Presidio; Hardcover in Dust Jacket; First Edition; INSCRIBED by AUTHOR; Like New Copy!!!; Dust Jacket Protected in Mylar Cover; 1.2 x 9.2 x 6.2 Inches; 288 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 3572

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Title: 1794 America, Its Army, and the Birth of the...

Publisher: Presidio Pr

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Examining the turbulent decade between 1783 and 1794--when America was determining the role of its military--a soldier-scholar finds similar struggles reappearing today. Palmer's engaging narrative explores the futile efforts to forge a peacetime military force in the wake of the revolutionary war, to ultimate success a decade later. Maps. Bibliography. Index.

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Having won independence from England, post-Revolutionary America was a fragile coalition of states whose future as a nation was uncertain, stresses Palmer. Among the many problems confronting the fledgling country was the lack of an effective army. The victorious Revolutionary Army had been disbanded because the colonies were without funds and because of the widespread fear of a standing army. While a weak military made it unlikely that the new government would be overthrown by a coup, or that individual rights would be suppressed, the absence of a fighting force made it difficult for the nation to confront foreign and domestic threats. Palmer ( Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective ) takes a "history as story" approach in describing how the nation's army took shape, and he heaps lavish praise on George Washington not only for being the "Father of His Country" but also for his role in creating the army. Much of the information here will be familiar to history buffs, but Palmer does an adequate job of linking major events in early American history to how they affected the formation of the U.S. Army.
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