• Academic Credits: 3
  • Mode of Instruction: Lecture
  • Syllabus:    pdf Fall 2022 (91 KB)

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  • Course Description

    This is a survey of American attitudes toward, and developments in regard to, war, peace, and the military, from colonial times through the Civil War. Course themes include the military obligations of citizenship; the roots and persistence of American antimilitarism, including pacifism; the attempted nationalization of defense missions and institutions by the federal government; the beginnings of an American profession of arms; and the impact of technology.