Privilege vs. Equality: Civil-Military Relations in the Jacksonian Era, 1815-1845

Privilege vs. Equality: Civil-Military Relations in the Jacksonian Era, 1815-1845

Privilege vs. Equality: Civil-Military Relations in the Jacksonian Era, 1815-1845

Privilege vs. Equality: Civil-Military Relations in the Jacksonian Era, 1815-1845

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Wettemann examines the issues that defined civil-military relations in the United States between 1815-1860, including the debate surrounding the existence of a standing army versus a volunteer militia, the use of the army as a constabulatory force on the frontier, and the importance of the army as a tool of conquest and expansion.
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