Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Eugene Van Sickle
Sung Shin Kim
This paper traces the evolution of martial culture in North America from the 17th through the 18th century. The existing military strategies and tactics of Amerindians and Europeans are analyzed and compared to determine each groups' effect on the other. This analysis is followed through the French and Indian War and ultimately concludes with the American Revolution in the colonies of Georgia and South Carolina. The initial question addressed by this work is the "American way of war." However, after a brief case study that concludes this examination the question of a "peripheral way of war" is raised by the author.
Mize, Jamie Myers, ""Instances of Wanton Cruelty and Barbarity:" The Evolution of Martial Culture in 18th Century North America" (2012). History, Anthropology & Philosophy Theses and Projects. 2.
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