West Point in the Making of America







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For Section II,
The Antebellum Army

For Section III,
Civil War & Reconstruction

For Section IV,
An Army for the Nation

For Section V,
America in the Great War

General Works

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Bruce, Robert V. The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Calhoun, Daniel C. The American Civil Engineer: Origins and Conflict. Cambridge Mass.: Technology Press, 1960.

Daniels, George A., ed. Nineteenth-Century American Science. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1973.

Dupree, A. Hunter. Science in the Federal Government: A History of Policies and Activities to 1940. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957. Reprint Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Emmerson, George S. Engineering Education: A Social History. New York: Crane, Russak, 1973.

Essin, Emmett M. Shavetails and Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.

Higham, Robin, and Carol Brandt, Eds. The United States Army in Peacetime: Essays in Honor of the Bicentennial, 1775–1995. Manhattan, Kan.: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian, for the Freedom Park Foundation, 1975.

McGivern, James Gregory. First Hundred Years of Engineering Education in the United States. Spokane, Wash.: Gonzaga University Press, 1960.

Millis, Walter. Arms and Men: A Study of American Military History. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1956.

Nelson, William H., and Frank E. Vandiver. Fields of Glory: An Illustrated Narrative of American Land Warfare. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1960.

Raines, Rebecca Robbins. Getting the Message Through: A Branch History of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Washington: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1996.

Risch, Erna. Quartermaster Support of the Army: A History of the Corps, 1775–1939. Washington: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1989. Reprint of 1962 edition.

Smith, Merritt Roe, ed. Military Enterprise and Technological Change: Perspectives on the American Experience. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1985.

Tate, Michael L. The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, History Office. The History of the US Army Corps of Engineers. 2d ed. EP 870-1-45.
Alexandria. Va., January 1998.

Utley, Robert M., and Wilcomb E. Washburn. The American Heritage History of the Indian Wars. New York: American Heritage, 1977. Reprint: New York: Bonanza Books, 1982.

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