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The Resource The sword of the Republic : the United States Army on the frontier, 1783-1846, by Francis Paul Prucha

The sword of the Republic : the United States Army on the frontier, 1783-1846, by Francis Paul Prucha

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The sword of the Republic : the United States Army on the frontier, 1783-1846
Title
The sword of the Republic
Title remainder
the United States Army on the frontier, 1783-1846
Statement of responsibility
by Francis Paul Prucha
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
On April 19, 1783, Washington ordered his soldiers to go home. No one favored a peace-time army. Yet the years that followed saw the young nation embark on a dramatic surge of expansion that demanded the military as national protectors. This book is the story of the army in its new multifaceted role as the agent of the republic during the period of 1783 to 1846. It is the story of federal troops called up to enforce paper possession with physical occupation when treaty and purchase opened up the region from the Appalachians west to the Mississippi and the vast new frontiers in the Louisiana Territory. At Fallen Timbers, Tippecanoe, and the Thames, the federal military forces met the early challenge from the Indian nations and their British allies. The Sword of the Republic recounts the wars, the construction of western forts, and the tragic saga of the removal of Indians from the East
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Prucha, Francis Paul
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA25
LC item number
.P78 1977
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
The sword of the Republic : the United States Army on the frontier, 1783-1846, by Francis Paul Prucha
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Copyright
Note
Reprint of the ed. published by Macmillan, New York, in series: The Wars of the United States
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-422) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The army in the old Northwest -- Military frontiers in the South -- Military occupation of the Louisiana Purchase -- Exploring and protecting the empire beyond the Mississippi -- The Indian Frontier in the War of 1812 -- The surge of American nationalism -- American dominion on the Missouri and the Mississippi -- Attack upon the wilderness -- The Army and Indian Affairs -- The Black Hawk War -- Mounted troops for the West -- Indian removal from the Southern States -- The Florida War -- New threats on the frontiers -- Agents or empire -- Plans and counterplans -- The dragoons on the prairies and plains
Control code
ocm03001972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 442 pages
Isbn
9780253288004
Lccn
77074431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o03001972
  • (OCoLC)03001972
Label
The sword of the Republic : the United States Army on the frontier, 1783-1846, by Francis Paul Prucha
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint of the ed. published by Macmillan, New York, in series: The Wars of the United States
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-422) 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
Beginnings -- The army in the old Northwest -- Military frontiers in the South -- Military occupation of the Louisiana Purchase -- Exploring and protecting the empire beyond the Mississippi -- The Indian Frontier in the War of 1812 -- The surge of American nationalism -- American dominion on the Missouri and the Mississippi -- Attack upon the wilderness -- The Army and Indian Affairs -- The Black Hawk War -- Mounted troops for the West -- Indian removal from the Southern States -- The Florida War -- New threats on the frontiers -- Agents or empire -- Plans and counterplans -- The dragoons on the prairies and plains
Control code
ocm03001972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 442 pages
Isbn
9780253288004
Lccn
77074431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o03001972
  • (OCoLC)03001972

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