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ALAN AXELROD is a popular historian and the award-winning author of more than fifty books. He has been a consultant to numerous museums and cultural institutions, as well as a historical consultant for the Discovery Channel and the WB Network. A former publishing executive, he is now president of the Ian Samuel Group, a book packager specializing in reference works.
Table Of Contents:Introduction1Ch. 1Colonial and Native American Wars before 17547Conquest of the Hawikuh Pueblo, New Mexico, 15409Acoma Revolt, 159910Powhatan War, 1622-164411Mohawk-Mahican War, 1624-162816Pequot War, 163718Iroquoian Beaver Wars, 1638-168422Algonquian-Dutch War (Kieft's War), 1639-164527Iroquois-French Wars, 1642-169630Maryland's War with the Susquehannocks, 1643-165231Maryland's Religious War, 1644-165432Iroquois-Huron War, 1648-165033Peach War, 1655-165734Esopus Wars, 1659-1660 and 1663-166434King Philip's War, 1675-167636First Abnaki War, 1675-167843Bacon's Rebellion, 167644Pope's Rebellion, 168048Leisler's Rebellion, 1689-169150King William's War, 1689-169753First Pima Revolt, 169556Second Abnaki War, 1702-171256Queen Anne's War, 1702-171356Tuscarora War, 1711-171259Fox Resistance, 1712-173361Yamasee War, 1715-171663Chickasaw Resistance, 1720-172463Natchez Revolt, 172964Dummer's War (Third Abnaki War), 1722-172764King George's War, 1744-174865Second Pima Revolt, 175168Ch. 2The French and Indian War69French and Indian War, 1754-176369Cherokee Uprising of 1759-176294Pontiac's Rebellion, 1763-176695Ch. 3The American Revolution101Regulators' Revolt, 1771101Lord Dunmore's War, 1774102American Revolution, 1775-1783104Ch. 4Conflicts of the Early Republic and the War of 1812162Shays's Rebellion, 1786-1787162Little Turtle's War, 1786-1795164Whiskey Rebellion, 1794168American-French Quasi-War, 1798-1800169Tripolitan War, 1801-1805172War of 1812, 1812-1814174Creek War, 1812-1814186Algerine War, 1815188First Seminole War, 1817-1818189Fredonian Rebellion, 1826-1827191Aroostook War, 1838-1839192Ch. 5Wars of the Indian Removal193Indian Removal Act of 1830193Second Seminole War, 1835-1842196Third Seminole War, 1855-1858199Black Hawk War, 1832199Ch. 6United States-Mexican War and Associated Conflicts205Texan War of Independence, 1835-1836205Bear Flag Rebellion, 1846212United States-Mexican War, 1846-1848215Ch. 7Early Indian Wars in the West229Mariposa War, 1850-1851229Yuma and Mojave Uprising, 1851-1852230Rogue River War, 1855-1856231Yakima War, 1855233Coeur d'Alene War (Spokane War), 1858236Paiute War (Pyramid Lake War), 1860237Apache and Navajo War, 1860-1868238Minnesota Santee Sioux Uprising, 1862241Ch. 8Civil War246"Bleeding Kansas" Guerrilla War, 1854-1861247Civil War, 1861-1865249Ch. 9Later Indian Wars in the West302Cheyenne and Arapaho War, 1864-1865302War for the Bozeman Trail, 1866-1868304Hancock's Campaign (Hancock's War), 1867306Snake War, 1866-1868308Sheridan's Campaign, 1868-1869308Modoc War, 1872-1873310Red River War (Kiowa War), 1874-1875312Apache War, 1876-1886314Sioux War for the Black Hills, 1876-1877320Nez Perce War, 1877325Bannock War, 1878328Sheepeater War, 1879329Ute War, 1879331Sioux War, 1890-1891332Ch. 10Spanish-American War and Other Imperialist Conflicts335Walker's Invasion of Mexico, 1853-1854336Walker's Invasion of Nicaragua, 1855-1857337Philippine Insurrection, 1896-1898338Spanish-American War, 1898339Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1902351Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901352Moro Wars, 1901-1913357Panamanian Revolution, 1903359Nicaraguan Civil War, 1909-1912361Villa's Raids (and the Pershing Punitive Expedition), 1916-1917363Nicaraguan Civil War, 1925-1933366Ch. 11World War I, 1914-1918368Ch. 12World War II, 1939-1945383Ch. 13Korean War, 1950-1953441Ch. 14Vietnam War, 1954-1975459Ch. 15Cold War Conflicts since 1958489Lebanese Civil War, 1958490Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1992491Nicaraguan Civil War, 1978-1979494Honduran Guerrilla War, 1981-1990495Nicaraguan Civil War, 1982-1990496Grenada Intervention, 1983499U.S. Invasion of Panama (Operation Just Cause), 1989501Persian Gulf War, 1991503War in Bosnia, 1992-1995508Somalian Civil War, 1988-511Kosovo Crisis, 1996-1999513Epilogue: "The First War of the Twenty-First Century"515Sources525Index531
While individually they're not the longest nor the best-remembered wars, conflicts with Native Americans, like the Iroquois-Huron War and the Seminole Wars, make up most of American military engagements. This becomes clear in popular historian Alan Axelrod's America's Wars, a reference guide to all the armed struggles of the United States. Major wars are outlined battle by battle, and Axelrod also describes the development of smaller campaigns like the 1846 Bear Flag Rebellion over control of California, the Philippine Insurrection and the recent engagements in Somalia and Kosovo. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Most Americans believe that they can count on two hands the number of wars their country has witnessed. But historians know differently. The author of more than 50 books, Axelrod has written a comprehensive guide to the wars that took place in North America or involved the United States. Beginning with colonial wars fought before 1754 and ending with the Kosovo crisis of three years ago, the author presents a summary of each conflict. The American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II merit the longest entries, with sidebars featuring portions of letters, diaries, and orders written by soldiers. Each entry is clear enough to stand on its own, but the entire book reads as a flowing narrative. Axelrod does not explain what qualifies a conflict to be included in this book, but it is clear that a riot is not within its scope. This encyclopedic approach is recommended for public libraries as a useful reference book and academic libraries as a good starting point for student research. Grant A. Fredericksen, Illinois Prairie District P.L., Metamora Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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