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Army regulars on the western frontier, 1848-1861, Durwood Ball

Label
Army regulars on the western frontier, 1848-1861
Title
Army regulars on the western frontier, 1848-1861
Statement of responsibility
Durwood Ball
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Deployed to posts from the Missouri River to the Pacific in 1848, the United States Army undertook an old mission on the frontiers new to the United States: occupying the western territories; suppressing American Indian resistance; keeping the peace among feuding Indians, Hispanics, and Anglos; and consolidating United States sovereignty in the region. Overshadowing and complicating the frontier military mission were the politics of slavery and the growing rift between the North and South."
  • "As regular troops fanned out across the American West, the diverse inhabitants of the region intensified their competition for natural resources, political autonomy, and cultural survival. Their conflicts often erupted into violence that propelled the army into riot duty and bloody warfare. Examining the full continuum of martial force in the American West, Durwood Ball reveals how regular troops waged war on American Indians to enforce federal law. He also provides details on the army's military interventions against filibusters in Texas and California, Mormon rebels in Utah, and violent political partisans in Kansas
  • Unlike previous histories, this book argues that the politics of slavery profoundly influenced the western mission of the regular army - affecting the hearts and minds of officers and enlisted men both as the nation plummented toward civil war."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355/.00978/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F593
LC item number
.B18 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Army regulars on the western frontier, 1848-1861, Durwood Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-276) and index
Contents
  • Internal Fissures : Soldiers, Politics, and Sectionalism
  • 5.
  • Stop Them : Regulars, Filibusters, and Vigilantes in San Francisco, 1851-1856
  • 6.
  • Riding the Line : Regulars on the Texas-Mexico Border
  • 7.
  • It Is Ours : The Army and the San Juan Island Dispute
  • 8.
  • Treat Them as Enemies : Regulars and Saints in Utah
  • 9.
  • Introduction : Organize, Deploy, and Multiply
  • Suppress Them : Regulars and Partisans in Bleeding Kansas
  • 10.
  • Schism : The Frontier Army and the Civil War
  • 1.
  • Ambivalent Duty : Soldiers, Indians, and Frontiersmen
  • 2.
  • All Front, No Rear : Soldiers, Desert, and War
  • 3.
  • Chastise Them : Campaigns, Combat, and Killing
  • 4.
Control code
45080088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 287 p.
Isbn
9780806133126
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00047669
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
Label
Army regulars on the western frontier, 1848-1861, Durwood Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-276) and index
Contents
  • Internal Fissures : Soldiers, Politics, and Sectionalism
  • 5.
  • Stop Them : Regulars, Filibusters, and Vigilantes in San Francisco, 1851-1856
  • 6.
  • Riding the Line : Regulars on the Texas-Mexico Border
  • 7.
  • It Is Ours : The Army and the San Juan Island Dispute
  • 8.
  • Treat Them as Enemies : Regulars and Saints in Utah
  • 9.
  • Introduction : Organize, Deploy, and Multiply
  • Suppress Them : Regulars and Partisans in Bleeding Kansas
  • 10.
  • Schism : The Frontier Army and the Civil War
  • 1.
  • Ambivalent Duty : Soldiers, Indians, and Frontiersmen
  • 2.
  • All Front, No Rear : Soldiers, Desert, and War
  • 3.
  • Chastise Them : Campaigns, Combat, and Killing
  • 4.
Control code
45080088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 287 p.
Isbn
9780806133126
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00047669
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.

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