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

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 kingdom. The overwhelming majority have closed their doorways, been absorbed into different academic associations, or differently pale away, yet others soldier on, adapting to altering instances and altering academic needs.

whereas many person associations have had their histories written or their tales instructed, to this point no unmarried booklet has tried to discover the complete scope of the army institution in American heritage. Cadets on Campus is the 1st ebook to hide the beginning, historical past, and tradition of the nation’s army schools—secondary and collegiate—and this breadth of insurance will attract 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 college, the 1st inner most army institution within the nation. He additionally unearths that army faculties have been current around the kingdom, regardless of the traditional knowledge that almost all army colleges, and, certainly, the tradition that surrounds them, have been constrained to the South. Coulter addresses the shuttering of army colleges within the period after the Vietnam conflict after which notes a curious resurgence of curiosity in army schooling because the flip of the century.

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