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The American military frontiers

Robert Wooster

The American military frontiers

the United States Army in the West, 1783-1900

by Robert Wooster

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Published by University of New Mexico Press in Albuquerque .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Army -- History -- 19th century,
  • United States. -- Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- History, Military -- 19th century,
  • United States -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 19th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRobert Wooster.
    SeriesHistories of the American frontier series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF592 .W865 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23677236M
    ISBN 109780826338433
    LC Control Number2009021263
    OCLC/WorldCa361947881

    A valuable library resource for its subject. And with the army often came schools, churches, roads, and surveys. Roads, river improvements, and railroads, often constructed or facilitated by the army, further solidified the nation's presence as it reached the Pacific Ocean and expanded north and south to the borders of Canada and Mexico. It had a stratified society comprising a powerful upper-class white landowning gentry, a small middle-class, a fairly large group of landless or tenant white farmers, and a growing slave population at the bottom of the social pyramid.

    Army or the federal government. West of the mountains, settlements were curtailed briefly by the Royal Proclamation ofwhich forbade settlement west of the Appalachians. Otherwise, lands east of the Mississippi River and what is now Canada went to Britain. The general, outnumbered, agreed to surrender, and offered the Americans some of the already promising local wine, which he had been among the first to produce.

    Immensely informative, particularly about activities in the eighteenth century. By removing the anthropology, material culture, and social history from this study of the Comanche, the author finds room to plunge deeply into the political archives of the time and tell the reader how Comancheria functioned as the midcontinental power brokers of the s and s. Shopping Cartoon by Navied Mahdavian Then a local Mormon settler named William Ide, who had been in California for less than a year, decided that the lives of the local Americans were being threatened. Grant was, right until the Mississippi River campaigns. An map of Mexico and Texas shows the perceived location of Texas boundaries prior to the end of the Mexican War as well as the range and locations of various Indian groups across the region. Table of Contents.


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The American military frontiers book

The Wilderness Road was steep and rough, and it could only be traversed on foot or horseback, but it was the best route for thousands of settlers moving into Kentucky. General William Jenkins Worth, shown at the battle of Bishops Palace during the Mexican War, was soon to become the first commander of what later became the military Department of Texas.

Manuel Alvarez — A mountain man, trapper, and trader who turned politician. A stagecoach mired in the mud, on mail route east of Fort Stockton, March 12, Table of Contents. There is a lot of ruin in a nation, Adam Smith once said, meaning that it is born ruined—that any social system is rotten already, yet still keeps most people fed and placated.

Louis, Missouriwas the largest town on the frontier, the gateway for travel westward, and a principal trading center for Mississippi River traffic and inland commerce but remained under Spanish control until Maps and graphics, unless otherwise noted, were composed by Clayton Drescher.

Escort duty was a critical assignment for frontier troops. Yet, until now, the Comanche empire has gone unrecognized in American history. Sixty-four soldiers were killed and wounded during these clashes; the army reported Indians killed, wounded, and taken prisoner.

He set up the American Fur Company in an attempt to break the hold that the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly had over the region. Texas State Historical Association, Austin. And in Texas, the army had to position its troops not only to face Indians from the west and north, but to protect the international border with Mexico.

He lives in Santa Barbara. What emerges is formerly unthinkable: a world of 'reversed colonialism' in which the Comanche consciously created a functional empire by exploiting and controlling a huge geographic area and the several Euroamerican states that contested for it.

Although such claims often made for good politics with the folks back home, in reality Texas probably exceeded its fair share of War Department resources; infor example, fully twenty-five percent of the entire army was based in Texas.

The army never had enough troops to be everywhere at once, and political and economic pressures rather than sound military principles often dictated the location of frontier posts. Soldiers at the Texas forts did much of the building, saving on construction costs.

Click to enlarge. Texas' declaration of secession in early caught federal military officials off guard. Indians would be relocated west of these garrisons. Indeed, one of the greatest values of the volume may be found in its extensive bibliography, which would serve as an extremely useful starting point for anyone seeking to explore specific topics in more detail.

The wealthy speculator, if one was involved, usually remained at home, so that ordinarily no one of wealth was a resident. By removing the anthropology, material culture, and social history from this study of the Comanche, the author finds room to plunge deeply into the political archives of the time and tell the reader how Comancheria functioned as the midcontinental power brokers of the s and s.

Some areas, such as the Virginia Military District and the Connecticut Western Reserve, both in Ohio, were used by the states to reward veterans of the war. Alvarez was born in Albegas, Spain, but byhad crossed the ocean and was in Mexico. Nonetheless, interservice rivalry, a force never to be underestimated, had to have its day.

John, constantly on the hunt for a fortune, ended up dying in a New York boarding house inthough Jessie, who lived on into the new century, stayed in California and became one of the living legends of the newly bustling city of Los Angeles.

Following the general's death inhis successor, Brevet Maj. Lawrence Riverbuilding communities that remained stable for long stretches; they did not simply jump west the way the British did. He died there on April 24, Integrating the work of other military historians as well as tapping into a broad array of primary materials, Wooster offers a multifaceted narrative that will shape our understanding of the frontier military experience, its relationship with broader concerns of national politics, and its connection to major themes and events in American history.Get this from a library!

The American military frontiers: the United States Army in the West, [Robert Wooster] -- For the U.S. Army, Western experiences illustrated its role in ensuring national security and in fostering national development. Its soldiers performed feats.

Buy The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, (Histories of the American Frontier) by Robert Wooster (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(7). Jan 31,  · Noted researcher/writer Robert Wooster reaches some of those same conclusions in The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, His narrative follows American expansion from the Ohio Valley throughout the West.

The American frontier includes the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last remaining western territories as states in This era of massive migration and settlement was particularly encouraged by President Thomas Location: Currently the United States, historically.

The Seventh Military History Symposium of the United States Air Force Academy brought together military historians, frontier historians, western historians, and local historians.

U.S. Army on the Texas Frontier

The papers presented are arranged in four sections: The Frontier and American Military Tradition Comparison of Military Frontiers Impact of the Military on the Frontier Military Life on the Frontier Papers in the. The American Military Frontiers I found this book to be extremely atlasbowling.com encompasses a little over years of history dealing with Native American tribes and how they were dealt with by American Military heading atlasbowling.com Chekijian narrates this one and does a fine atlasbowling.com you like history as it was,not slanted in favor of the 'heroes.