Cadets on Campus: History of Military Schools of the United by John A. Coulter PDF

By John A. Coulter

Since the founding of the us army Academy at West element in 1802, greater than 8 hundred army faculties have existed during this nation. The overwhelming majority have closed their doorways, been absorbed into different academic associations, or in a different way light away, yet others soldier on, adapting to altering occasions and altering academic needs.

whereas many person associations have had their histories written or their tales informed, thus far no unmarried publication has tried to discover the complete scope of the army tuition in American historical past. Cadets on Campus is the 1st publication to hide the beginning, background, and tradition of the nation’s army schools—secondary and collegiate—and this breadth of assurance will entice historians and alumni alike.

writer John Alfred Coulter identifies a number of key figures who have been pivotal to the formation of army schooling, together with Sylvanus Thayer, the “father of West Point,” and Alden Partridge, the founding father of the varsity later often called Norwich collage, the 1st inner most army tuition within the state. He additionally finds that army faculties have been current around the state, regardless of the normal knowledge that almost all army faculties, and, certainly, the tradition that surrounds them, have been restricted to the South. Coulter addresses the shuttering of army colleges within the period after the Vietnam battle after which notes a curious resurgence of curiosity in army schooling because the flip of the century.

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