The Long Road to Annapolis

The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Author: William P. Leeman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807833835

Category: History

Page: 292

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The Long Road to Annapolis examines the origins of the United States Naval Academy and the national debate that led to its founding. --from publisher description

A History of American Magazines: 1741-1850

Author: Frank Luther Mott

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674395503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 934

View: 402

"The five volumes of A History of American Magazines constitute a unique cultural history of America, viewed through the pages and pictures of her periodicals from the publication of the first monthly magazine in 1741 through the golden age of magazines in the twentieth century"--Page 4 of cover.

Laws of the United States of America

From the 4th of March, 1789, to the [3rd of March, 1845] : Including the Constitution of the United States, the Old Act of Confederation, Treaties, and Many Other Valuable Ordinances and Documents; with Copious Notes and References

Author: United States,Benjamin Brown French,John B. Colvin

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Register of All Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, ...

With the Names, Force, and Condition of All Ships and Vessels Belonging to the United States, and when and where Built : Together with the Names and Compensation of All Printers in Any Way Employed, by Congress Or Any Department, Or Officer of Government

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2010

Author: Matthew Eric Glassman

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 143798455X


Page: 33

View: 3815

Senators and Representatives are frequently asked to support or sponsor proposals recognizing historic events and outstanding achievements by individuals or institutions. Among the variousforms of recognition that Congress bestows, the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) is the most distinguished. Through this venerable tradition, the occasional commissioning of individually struck gold medals in its name, Congress has expressed public gratitude on behalf of the nation for distinguished contributions for more than two centuries. This report discusses the nature, history, and contemporary application of the process for awarding CGM, and includes a historical examination and chronological list of these awards. This is a print on demand report.

Oh, Say, Can You See?

The Semiotics of the Military in Hawaiʻi

Author: Kathy E. Ferguson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816629794

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

View: 4036

Everywhere you look in Hawai'i, you might see the military. And yet, in daily life few residents see the military at all -- it is hidden in plain sight. This paradox of invisibility and visibility is the subject of Oh, Say, Can You See?, which maps the power relations involving gender, race, and class that define Hawai'i in relation to the national security state. Authors Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull locate and "excavate" cemeteries, memorials, monuments, and museums, to show how the military constructs its gendered narrative upon prior colonial discourses. Among the sites considered are Fort DeRussy, Pearl Harbor, and Punchbowl Cemetery. This semiotic investigation of ways the military marks Hawai'i necessarily explores the intersection of immigration, colonialism, military expansion, and tourism on the islands. Attending to the ways in which the military represents itself and others represent the military, the authors locate the particular representational elements that both conceal and reveal the military's presence and power.

A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America - Volume 2

Author: William James

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781507678

Category: History

Page: 517

View: 9311

Volume 2 of 2. I must confess I know little, if anything, about the War of 1812 with the USA, which is the subject of this book. For anybody else in the same boat, who wants to learn about it, this 1000-page account will go a long way towards remedying that lack of knowledge. It is a contemporary account, published a few years after the war, which officially ended in December 1814 though hostilities dragged on. As you might expect, the prose is flowery, written at a time when authors were not inclined to simply call a spade a shovel, but rather tended to elaborate with wordy sentences. That said, it is a very comprehensive account with great attention to detail, beginning with the causes for the war during which an American invasion of Canada was sharply seen off. There are numerous appendices containing official correspondence, the wording of the Peace Treaty drawn up in Ghent in December 1814 (though hostilities did not cease for a two or three months) and casualty figures for various engagements. Battle honours awarded to the British forces engaged included Detroit, Niagara, Miami and Queenstown, but on the other hand James is severely critical of what he calls the misbehaviour in action of two British regiments, the 44th and 21st Foot, described as “the two worst disciplined corps on the field at New Orleans.” The problem for the British was the threat from Napoleon, and it wasn’t till the Spring of 1814, after his fall, that they were able to reinforce significantly their naval and military forces forces; nevertheless they were certainly pleased to see the end of the war. It was during this conflict that Washington was taken and the Capitol burned – and that reminds me of a story an American officer colleague told me. He was attending a military conference chaired by US colonel and at some point the British representative, also a colonel, was proving difficult. Eventually the exasperated chairman thumped the table saying: “What can you expect from the guys who burned Washington!” The British officer replied: “Really? I know we did Joan of Arc but I didn’t know we did George as well!” Evidently I was not alone in my ignorance.