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Inhaltsangabe: American political culture and military necessity were at odds during the War for American Independence, as demonstrated in this interpretation of Continental army administration. E. Wayne Carp shows that at every level of authority -- congressional, state, and county -- a localistic world-view, a deferential political order, and adherence to republican ideology impeded the task of supplying the army, even though independence demanded military strength.
Placing military history within the context of colonial and revolutionary historiography, Carp finds that the colonial American belief that authority and political power should be decentralized deeply influenced Congress's approach to the task of supplying the army. Furthermore, most Congressmen had neither military experience nor any idea of how to administer an army, while local governments constantly thwarted the army's efforts to obtain supplies -- they blocked impressment and interfered with the movement of food and clothing.
Carp shows that political leaders eventually adjusted their ideals to the imperatives of winning the war. He offers a revisionist analysis of the origins of the Nationalist movement of 1780-83 that was begun by army officers and state legislators fearing the imminent failure of the Revolution. Lacking unity and blinded by republican ideology, the Nationalists did not markedly improve the administration of the army. Instead, it was largely through the efforts of Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris, the cooperation of the French, and sheer luck that the British were ultimately defeated. Carp concludes that the Americans won the Revolution "in spite of, rather than because of, their political beliefs."
"Carp's book takes its place in American Revolutionary scholarship alongside the handful of seminal works in that field . . . and establishes its author as an important historical thinker."-- American Historical Review
Buchbeschreibung Univ of North Carolina Pr, 1984. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP37115369
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1984. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine binding. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good dust jacket. First Edition. There is a previous owner blindstamp on the front endpaper and a small armorial stamp to the half-title page; slight fade to the still very legible spine of the dustjacket. There are no markings in the text. Mylar has been cut to protect the binding. Near Fine binding / Very Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 280363
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers b-395-15
Buchbeschreibung 1984. Buchzustand: Like New. 1st Edition. CARP, E. WAYNE. To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Adminstration and American Political Culture 1775-1783. University of North Carolina Press, (1984). 306 pp., hdcvr 1st ed., name on endppr., o/w near fine in v.g.+.35.00. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 49825
Buchbeschreibung Univ of North Carolina Pr, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG080781587X
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Caroli, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P02080781587X
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1984. Cloth. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Dj has mildly faded spine, but is now protected in archival-quality mylar. A crisp, clean, and tight unread copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003773
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Caroli, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P01080781587X
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 080781587X Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.0893213
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