The Resource Peacekeeping on the Plains : Army operations in bleeding Kansas, Tony R. Mullis

Peacekeeping on the Plains : Army operations in bleeding Kansas, Tony R. Mullis

Label
Peacekeeping on the Plains : Army operations in bleeding Kansas
Title
Peacekeeping on the Plains
Title remainder
Army operations in bleeding Kansas
Statement of responsibility
Tony R. Mullis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Historians have written on "Bleeding Kansas" and on the frontier army as a constabulary force, but little scholarship exists on how the army performed its peacekeeping operations in the 1850s. In Peacekeeping on the Plains, Tony R. Mullis is one of the first scholars to detail the military concerns associated with peace enforcement in Kansas and the trans-Missouri West." "Between 1854 and 1856, the Franklin Pierce administration called upon the U.S. Army to conduct a series of peace operations in the newly formed Kansas and Nebraska territories. The army responded to the president's call by successfully completing a mission against the Lakota Sioux in 1855 and by aiding civil authorities in the imposition of peace among competing factions in Kansas during 1856." "Although these police duties were not always popular with the soldiers that conducted them, the purpose behind them remained constant - the maintenance of peace, order, and security. Given Americans' misgivings about a standing army and their limited expectations for it as a domestic peacekeeper, its use in this fashion during the 1850s was a delicate proposition." "By drawing on diverse sources, including official army correspondence, personal papers of key military and political leaders, and local accounts of army activities, Mullis shows how peace operations were conducted by the U.S. Army long before the second half of the twentieth century. He also presents a thorough analysis of the professional dilemmas confronted by army officers, as well as the delicate command and control issues associated with the different types of peace operations." "Mullis's assessment of the army's peacekeeping efforts in the mid-1850s offers a full understanding of the constraints and frustrations involved. Many of the dilemmas faced by the army in Kansas parallel those encountered in various spots around the globe today
  • Operations in the 1850s and assist military historians in their understanding of these activities as they relate to the twenty-first century." --Book Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
973.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F685
LC item number
.M85 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Shades of blue and gray series
Label
Peacekeeping on the Plains : Army operations in bleeding Kansas, Tony R. Mullis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great expectations, limited resources -- Violent means and political ends: expansion and slavery collide in Kansas, 1854-1856 -- Peace enforcement: the Sioux Expedition of 1855 -- Peacemaking: Harney and the peace of Fort Pierre -- Conflicting interests: peace, land, and speculation in territorial Kansas, 1854-1856 -- Peacekeeping and command, control, communications, and information during Bleeding Kansas -- The guns of August: Kansas on the precipice of Civil War -- Applying the tourniquet of peace: John Geary, the Army, and the election of 1856
Control code
ocm70743977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826262554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b24185000
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70743977
  • pebcs0826215351
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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