The American Military on the Frontier

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James P. Tate
The Minerva Group, Inc., Jun 1, 2002 - History - 212 pages
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The Seventh Military History Symposium of the United States Air Force Academy brought together military historians, frontier historians, western historians, and local historians. 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 first two sections address the broad weep of the military experience on the frontier. These papers help provide perspective and conceptual framework within which to fit the more specific studies in the third and fourth sections. The fifth section, "The Seventh Military History Symposium in Perspective," includes the reactions and commentary of three leading military historians.
 

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Contents

The Frontier and American Military Tradition
1
A Comparison of Military Frontiers
15
Impact of the Military on the Frontier
69
Sprague
101
Summary of Discussion
116
Myres
135
The Seventh Military History Symposium in Perspective
164
Participants
180
Index
191
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