Dear Historians, political scientists, and experts,
We are working on a contracted book titled The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Diplomatic and Military History the Colonial Period to 1877. We have already gathered a number of great contributors for this volume and are seeking additional contributors for the remaining sections.
We see this book being used in upper level or graduate classes on military or diplomatic history, with the potential for individual essays or chapters being used in a wide range of courses.
We are seeking two different types of essays, as noted on the brief outline below-historiography/overview/introductory essays and topical essays within the chapter. Below is the list of essays for which we still need contributors.
These essays are overviews of the period and should include a review of literature. We are looking especially for established scholars to contribute the historiographical overviews:
Colonial Warfare in North America in the 17th Century
The Struggle for Empire in North America (1690-1774)
The American Revolution (1775-1783)
The Early Republic, 1783-1815
Policy Crisis of the Early Republic: 1783-1812
The War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Expansion, Empire and Conflict, 1816-1877
Manifest Destiny: The Monroe Doctrine and Westward Expansion, (1816-1861)
The Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
The Civil War (1861-1864)
Reconstruction as Military History
These essays are topical and may be include new material, or new arguments:
Tidewater Wars (1622-1644)
The Pequot Wars (1634-1638)
The Beaver Wars (mid 1600s)
The Legacy of 1676: King Phillips War and Bacon’s Rebellion.
Siege and Massacre at Fort William Henry
Military Campaigns of Fort Duquesne
Great War for Empire – The French and Indian War as a World War.
The Legacy of 1763.
A Dual Strategy: Conventional and Unconventional Warfare (in the context of The American Revolution).
Evolution of the Franco-American Alliance and France’s Military Contribution in the Revolutionary War.
The Role of Women and African Americans in the American Revolution.
Federalist Diplomacy and Military Activity 1789-1801.
The Founding of West Point and the Creation of a Professional Standing Army.
Jefferson and the LA Purchase: Westward Expansion and the Drive Toward Empire.
War Without Declaration: The Barbary Wars
The Naval War: The duel between the Constitution and the Guerričre, The Battle of Lake Erie,
and the Battle of Lake Champlain.
Atrocity and Reciprocity: The burnings of Washington D.C. and Toronto and the changing
military and diplomatic environment.
The British and Native American Coalition: The Shawnee and Creek military operations against the U.S.
The Treaty of Ghent and the Battle of New Orleans: Sharpshooters, Volunteers, and the Anatomy of a Battle fought after the war ended.
The Monroe Doctrine: Origins and Consequences.
Florida Fiascos, Forays, and Acquisitions: John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and theSeminole War.
Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy and the Trail of Tears.
Matthew Perry and Japan: 1852-54.
Taylor and Monterrey: Generals as Diplomats.
Winfield Scott in Central Mexico.
Race and Religion in the Mexican War.
Lincoln’s wartime diplomacy and the Emancipation Proclamation.
An equal right to die for one’s country: The plight of African-American and immigrant soldiersin the Civil War.
The impact of new technology and changing tactics on warfare during the Civil War.
The South’s Cotton Diplomacy.
Unconventional Warfare during the Civil War.
Reconstruction as Nation Building.
Unconventional Warfare in the Post-Civil War South.
Essays will be roughly 4,000 to 5,000 words and we would like the essay by February 15.
This book is already under contract, along with a second volume, with Routledge. There is also a small honorarium being offered. This is a great opportunity for established and up-and-coming scholars.
If you are interested please send an email to both Dr. Christos Frentzos and Dr. Antonio Thompson with your preferred chapter and your C.V. If you have questions, please feel free to ask. There may be other essay opportunities for this volume and some remaining for Volume II.
Antonio Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University
Dr. Christos Frentzos
Associate Professor, Austin Peay State University
Antonio Thompson, Ph.D.
Dr. Christos Frentzos
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