✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775-1793 By E. Wayne Carp ✸ – Heartforum.co.uk 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 th American political culture and military necessity were the Army Kindle Ò 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 strengthPlacing military history within the context of colonial and revolutionary historiography, Carp finds that the colonial American belief that authority and political To Starve Epub / power should be decentralized deeply influenced Congress s approach to the task of supplying the army Further, 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 clothingCarp 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 that was Starve the Army PDF Ì 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.
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- 324 pages
- To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775-1793
- E. Wayne Carp
- 25 January 2019 E. Wayne Carp