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Indian Wars of Canada, Mexico and the United States, 1812-1900

By Bruce Vandervort
  • ISBN Code: : 1134590903
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 360
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Drawing on anthropology and ethnohistory as well as the ‘new military history’ Indian Wars of Mexico, Canada and the United States, 1812-1900 interprets and compares the way Indians and European Americans waged wars in Canada, Mexico, the USA and Yucatán during the nineteenth century. Fully illustrated with sixteen maps, detailing key Indian settlements and crucial battles, Bruce Vandervort rescues the New World Indian Wars from their exclusion from mainstream military history, and reveals how they are an integral part of global history. Indian Wars of Mexico, Canada and the United States: * provides a thorough examination of the strategies and tactics of resistance employed by Indian peoples of the USA which contrasts practices of warfare with the Métis (the French Canadian-Indian peoples), their Canadian-Indian allies, and the Yaqui and Mayan Indians of Mexico and Yucatán * presents a comparison of the experience of Indian tribes with concurrent resistance movements against European expansion in Africa, exposing how aspects of resistance that seem unique to the New World differ from those with broader implications * draws upon concepts used in recent rewritings of the history of imperial warfare in Africa and Asia, Vandervort also analyzes the conduct of the US Army in comparison with military practices and tactics adopted by colonialist conquests worldwide. This unique and fascinating study is a vital contribution to the study of military history but is also a valuable addition to the understanding of colonialism and attempts to resist it.

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This book provides a historical study of the theory and praxis of modern insurgencies and counterinsurgencies (COIN). Modern Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies: A Global History shows that the insurgents can wage a variety of conflicts: at times conventional war which lies at the high end of their spectrum, and terrorism which is located at the lowest end of their scale. When insurgencies reach a certain critical threshold, the insurgents shift their strategy from guerrilla (irregular) war to conventional (regular) war, and at that point the level of conflict escalates to the level of civil war. When the insurgents face intense state repression, they revert to terrorist activities. When the insurgents wage guerrilla war, they can be called guerrillas. The variety of wars conducted by the insurgents is termed as unconventional war. This volume demonstrates that the insurgents in the modern world had been motivated by a trinity: greed, grievances and ideology. Kaushik Roy traces the origin of modern insurgencies and COIN from the sixteenth century by focusing on regions outside Western Eurasia. He also touches on the twin interrelated phenomena of modern insurgencies and COIN metastasising into something new at the beginning of the Information Revolution at the end of the twentieth century. This volume will be of interest to researchers and research students of history, British Empire, imperial studies, Asian studies, security studies, strategic studies, and war and conflict studies.

European Warfare in a Global Context, 1660–1815

By Jeremy Black
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134159218
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 298
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This original book presents a global approach to eighteenth century warfare. Emphasis is placed on the importance of conflict in the period and the capacity for decisiveness in impact and development in method. Through this Jeremy Black extends the view beyond land to naval conflict. European Warfare in a Global Context offers a comparative approach, in the sense of considering Western developments alongside those elsewhere, furthermore it puts emphasis on conflict between Western and non-western powers. This approach necessarily reconsiders developments within the West, but also offers a shift in emphasis from standard narrative of the latter. This book is the ideal study of warfare for all students.

2006

By Massimo Mastrogregori
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110231417
  • Total of Pages : 389
  • Category : History
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: 2006.pdf

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Die IBOHS verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Sie ist damit die derzeit einzige laufende Bibliographie dieser Art, die thematisch, zeitlich und geographisch ein derart breites Spektrum abdeckt. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.

The Delafield Commission and the American Military Profession

By Matthew Moten
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 9780890969250
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 402
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Although historically underrated, the commission and the members' reports constituted an important step in the development of U.S. military professionalism. In The Delafield Commission and the American Military Profession, Matthew Moten is the first to explore in detail this connection between the commission and military professionalization.".

Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900

By John C. Weaver
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773570969
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Members : 327
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He also underscores the tragic history of the indigenous peoples of these regions and shoes how they came to lose "possession" of their land to newly formed governments made up of Europeans with European interests at heart. Weaver shows that the enormous efforts involved in defining and registering large numbers of newly carved-out parcels of property for reallocation during the Great Land Rush were instrumental in the emergence of much stronger concepts of property rights and argues that this period was marked by a complete disregard for previous notions of restraint on dreams of unlimited material possibility. Today, while the traditional forms of colonization that marked the Great Land Rush are no longer practiced by the European powers and their progeny in the new world, the legacy of this period can be seen in the western powers' insatiable thirst for economic growth, including newer forms of economic colonization of underdeveloped countries, and a continuing evolution of the concepts of property rights, including the development and increasing growth in importance of intellectual property rights.

Fighting for America

By Jeremy Black
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253005612
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : History
  • Members : 150
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Prize winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernn Corts in modern Mexico in 1519 to 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain accepted American mastery in North America. In this wide-ranging narrative, Black makes clear that the process by which America gained supremacy was far from inevitable. The story Black tells is one of conflict, diplomacy, geopolitics, and politics. The eventual result was the creation of a United States of America that stretched from Atlantic to Pacific and dominated North America. The gradual withdrawal of France and Spain, the British accommodation to the expanding U.S. reality, the impact of the American Civil War, and the subjugation of Native peoples, are all carefully drawn out. Black emphasizes contingency not Manifest Destiny, and reconceptualizes American exceptionalism to take note of the pressures and impact of international competition.

The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

By Spencer C. Tucker
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1851098542
  • Total of Pages : 1084
  • Category : History
  • Members : 847
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This user-friendly encyclopedia comprises a wide array of accessible yet detailed entries that address the military, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the Mexican-American War.

La transformation du monde au XIXème siècle

By Jürgen Osterhammel
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  • Publisher : Nouveau Monde Editions
  • Book Code : 2369426004
  • Total of Pages : 1250
  • Category : History
  • Members : 254
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Synthèse magistrale d'une époque en plein bouleversement, La transformation du monde revisite les classiques de l'histoire, de l'économie et de la sociologie qui ont alimenté notre vision du xixe siècle. Jürgen Osterhammel s'affranchit d'une approche eurocentrée et événementielle pour proposer une histoire globale dans la lignée de Fernand Braudel et Eric Hobsbawm. L'urbanisme, les moyens de transport et de production, la circulation des hommes et des marchandises, les influences culturelles, scientifiques, environnementales sont autant de thématiques étudiées, questionnant les concepts essentiels de mobilité, de progrès, de hiérarchie et d'émancipation.L'auteur s'attache à ces forces complexes et puissantes qui ont gouverné les changements du « long xixe siècle », de New York à New Delhi, des révolutions d'Amérique latine aux révoltes de la Chine et de l'Inde. Il décrit un monde de plus en plus quadrillé : par le télégraphe, les bateaux à vapeur, les chemins de fer, les marchés... Il insiste sur la portée de l'abolition de l'esclavage, de l'industrialisation et de la colonisation dans la transformation des sociétés. Il remet en question nombre d'idées reçues et donne un nouvel éclairage sur des phénomènes comme le soi-disant triomphe des États-nations au xixe siècle.Salué comme un des livres d'histoire les plus importants de ces dernières années, traduit dans une dizaine de langues, La transformation du monde offre une perspective inédite sur ce siècle mouvementé qui a semé les germes des désordres du xxe siècle, mais aussi donné naissance au pacifisme, au libéralisme, au syndicalisme, au féminisme et à bien d'autres aspects essentiels de notre présent « mondialisé ». Jürgen Osterhammel est titulaire de la chaire d'histoire contemporaine (xixe et xxe siècles) de l'université de Constance en Allemagne. La transformation du monde, son maître-livre enfin traduit en français, lui a valu de nombreuses distinctions.Traduction de Hugues Van Besien

Freedom's Sword

By Gilbert Jonas
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135930872
  • Total of Pages : 554
  • Category : History
  • Members : 649
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Freedom's Sword is the first history to detail the remarkable, lasting achievements of the NAACP's first sixty years. From its pivotal role in overturning the Jim Crow laws in the South to its twenty-year court campaign that culminated with Brown v. the Board of Education, the NAACP has been at the forefront of the struggle against American racism. Gilbert Jonas, a fifty-year veteran of the organization, tracks America's political and social landscape period by period, as the NAACP grows to 400,000 members and is recognized by both blacks and whites as the leading force for social justice. Jonas recounts the historic combined efforts of ordinary citizens and black leaders such as W.E.B. Dubois, James Weldon Johnson, and Thurgood Marshall to root out white-only political primaries, separate schools, and segregated city buses. Freedom's Sword is a vivid and passionately written account of the single most influential secular organization in black America.