Soldiers and Scholars: The U.S. Army and the Uses of Military History, 1865-1920 #2020

Soldiers and Scholars: The U.S. Army and the Uses of Military History, 1865-1920 Carol Reardon Soldiers and Scholars The U S Army and the Uses of Military History The use and abuse of military history is the theme of this book Historian Carol Reardon scrutinizes the Army s relationship to its own history and traces the Army s attempts from the end of the Civil

  • Title: Soldiers and Scholars: The U.S. Army and the Uses of Military History, 1865-1920
  • Author: Carol Reardon
  • ISBN: 9780700611126
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Soldiers and Scholars: The U.S. Army and the Uses of Military History, 1865-1920 Carol Reardon The use and abuse of military history is the theme of this book Historian Carol Reardon scrutinizes the Army s relationship to its own history and traces the Army s attempts, from the end of the Civil War through the Progressive Era, to lay claim to the discipline of military history Owning military history was important to the Army, Reardon maintains Not only was miliThe use and abuse of military history is the theme of this book Historian Carol Reardon scrutinizes the Army s relationship to its own history and traces the Army s attempts, from the end of the Civil War through the Progressive Era, to lay claim to the discipline of military history Owning military history was important to the Army, Reardon maintains Not only was military history a cornerstone in the Army s emerging education system, but it carried with it a professional image and social respectability as well.As a result, the Army tenaciously defended the discipline from the incursions of civilian academics, arguing that military professionals should set the standards for the study of military history The American Historical Association, on the other hand, countered that military history should not be left to amateurs.In this well researched study Rearson argues that the lengthy, unresolved debate over proprietorship of military history was largely responsible for its demise as a discipline during the half century following World War I.
    Soldiers and Scholars: The U.S. Army and the Uses of Military History, 1865-1920 Carol Reardon

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    1. How the US Army used military history to educate its officers in an era when units larger than battalion were rare.

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