From the American Revolution in the 18th century to the Iraq War in the 21st century, wars have had a profound impact on U.S. history. Each of the 12 major conflicts since 1775 has generated impassioned debate on vital issues, from independence, liberty, and emancipation to national security, imperialism, and democracy. These debates and controversies have transformed both American society and international relations.
American Wars focuses on one overarching controversy underlying each war in which Americans have fought, enabling students to understand the fundamental forces and disputes that have shaped these conflicts and their impact on the nation. This brand-new volume examines controversies sparked by the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iraq War. American Wars features black-and-white illustrations, maps, chronologies, primary sources, and much more to get students interested in this fascinating topic.
Black-and-white illustrations. Maps. Index. Bibliographies. Chronologies. Web sites. Primary sources. Tables.
About the Author(s)
Series Editor Ballard C. Campbell, Ph.D., is a Professor of History and of Public Policy in Law, Policy, and Society at Northeastern University and the past president of the New England Historical Association. An expert in American political, economic, and social history with vast reference experience, he is the author of Facts On File's Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History: A Reference Guide to the Nation's Most Catastrophic Events. He also edited the highly acclaimed three-volume encyclopedia American Presidential Campaigns and Elections and served as an associate editor of American National Biography. He has written and edited more than 60 books, articles, and encyclopedia entries and is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians.