The Rise of the National Guard The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920
The Rise of the National Guard: The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920
University of Nebraska Press | 1997 | ISBN: 0803214863 | English | 274 pages | PDF | 35 MB
This volume describes in thorough detail the evolution of the state militia system to a more federally controlled National Guard during the crucial years of development. The subject is important because the "citizen soldier" and "militia national guard" tradition is one of the two pillars on which American military policy was built; a professional, regular military force was the other. Jerry Cooper as detailed research, unique examination of the experience of individual states, and careful analysis will make this the standard treatment of the subject.