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The Long Road to Annapolis The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic / William P. Leeman.

Author/Creator:
Leeman, William P.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (309 p.)
Subjects:
Democracy and education -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Military education -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Navy -- Officers -- Training of -- History -- 19th century.
United States Naval Academy -- History -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The United States established an academy for educating future army officers at West Point in 1802. Why, then, did it take this maritime nation forty-three more years to create a similar school for the navy? The Long Road to Annapolis examines the origins of the United States Naval Academy and the national debate that led to its founding.Americans early on looked with suspicion upon professional military officers, fearing that a standing military establishment would become too powerful, entrenched, or dangerous to republican ideals. Tracing debates about the nature of the nation,
Contents:
Introduction : armed ambassadors
Prologue : the maddest idea in the world
Defending the New Republic
Learning the ropes
A West Point for the Navy?
Academies and aristocracy in Andrew Jackson's America
The sword and the pen
Mutiny, midshipmen, and the middle class
Annapolis
Epilogue : homecoming.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-281) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-4696-0403-5
0-8078-9582-2
OCLC:
656857206
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