HIST 3424 American Military History to 1900

3 hours; 3 credits

This course explores the military history of the British-American colonies and the United States through the end of the nineteenth century. Through lectures, reading, and discussions, we will discuss civilian-military relations; the role of culture and social hierarchies in wartime; the effects of war on the home front; professionalization, recruitment, and mobilization; imperial ambitions, strategies, and tactics; technology and logistics; and the commemoration of war. We will examine the ways in which historians and historical actors have interpreted this subject.

Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of department

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