By Brad D. Lookingbill

The yankee army: a story historical past offers a entire creation to greater than 4 centuries of yankee army history.

* provides a chronological account of yankee army heritage from clashes among militias and local american citizens to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
* gains own vignettes to place a human face on armed conflict
* Addresses styles of nationwide carrier, the evolution of civil-military family members, and the appearance of all-volunteer forces
* places occasions in old context, and considers cultural, social, political, monetary, and technological developments

Review

“This concise survey areas land, sea, and air prone within the vast context of yank politics and society. hugely readable, it includes really apt assurance of roles performed via ladies and minorities.”
James C. Bradford, Texas A&M University

“A significant contribution to the learn of the yank army. the fundamental questions and steered readings incorporated on the finish of every bankruptcy considerably elevate its worth as an undergraduate textbook.”
Darlene M. Iskra, Commander, U.S. military, Retired, Ph.D., writer of girls within the usa Armed Forces

“In its seamless integration of the burgeoning variety of works dedicated to the examine of ‘War and Society,’ Lookingbill's compelling synthesis plays a superb provider for either expert historians and normal readers.”
Kevin Adams, Kent country University

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The American army: a story background offers a accomplished creation to greater than 4 centuries of yankee army background. It explores the sweep people army activities at domestic and overseas, from the preliminary clashes among militias and local American tribes to modern operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The textual content offers either macro- and micro- perspectives of army background, supplying ancient context for every clash in addition to incorporating own vignettes from squaddies, civilians, and others suffering from circumstances of army motion. Chapters additionally discover parts of cultural, social, political, monetary, and technological advancements in courting to army historical past, in addition to issues together with styles of nationwide carrier, the evolution of civil-military family, and the arrival of all-volunteer forces. basic and eminently readable, the yankee army bargains revealing insights into the various ways that armed conflicts have formed the process our nation’s historical past.

About the Author

Brad D. Lookingbill is Professor of heritage at Columbia collage of Missouri. sooner than his educational occupation, Dr. Lookingbill served within the military nationwide shield and Reserve. he's the writer of dirt Bowl, united states: melancholy the USA and the Ecological mind's eye, 1929-1941 (2001), battle Dance at castle Marion: Plains Indian conflict Prisoners (2006), and American army historical past: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

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It intensified the old hostility between the rich and the poor. Men who produce goods for the market with their own capital are much richer, on the average, than men regarded simply as consumers, and therefore it was the richer citizens who received government loans. ld most of the local banks had failed. Some of the farmers, however, still had unlllortgaged land or implements or cattle that they could offer as security for government loans. God k~- they needed the money, but they didn't need it more than those others who had nothing to eat anJ nothing to pledge, not even a brokend_own mule.

He was trying to speak for millions, including the middle classes as well as the poor, whose lives were not reflected in the newspapers. "It seems to me," he said in "An Appeal to Progressives," an article written at the same time as the travel pieces, but not reprinted in The American Jitters, "that at the present time the optimism of the Americans is flagging, that the morale of our society is weak ... a dreadful apathy, unsureness and discouragement seem to have fallen upon our life. " This sense of something ending was confirmed in a report (this one reprinted) that he called "The Jumping-off Place"; it dealt with San Diego, which he presented not only as the southwestern limit of American migration but also as the city with the highest suicide rate.

Ixture of anger, pity, self-pity, glee at the defeat of our enemies, and also concern for the nation. Financially, writers were less disturbed than those in other professions; most of us were used to being poor; but much as we had tried to stand apart from our pecuniary culture, we could not help feeling involved when the whole edifice, as it seemed to us, was about to collapse in the wind like a circus tent. :e Not. Less clearly expressed, but present as an undertone in these books and others, was th_e _feeling that if the society was at fault, so too were the ind~iduals composing it, and even the rebel writers.

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