Ohio: A Military History

Ohio: A Military History

By: Michael Mangus (author), Paul Mangus (author)Hardback

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In this inaugural volume, historian Michael Mangus traces Ohio's military history from what archaeology reveals about the earliest prehistoric people through Ohio's role in the War on Terror. Ohio: A Military History is the most comprehensive account to date of the state's contributions to the nation's military history. With its extraordinary natural resources and key waterways, the region that the state of Ohio now includes was a partial reason for three wars involving European powers: the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. It was also site to numerous conflicts between Euro-Americans and American Indians in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Various American military heroes, including George Rogers Clark, Tecumseh, Ulysses Grant, George Custer, Edward Rickenbacker, Paul Tibbets, Jr., and innumerable others have ties to the state. Ohio's civilians routinely supported their soldiers in these military conflicts by endorsing bounties to spur recruits, providing funds to families of active-duty soldiers, forming Soldiers' Aid Societies, and serving as nurses on the battlefield.Yet not all of Ohio's people actively supported war, with some of the state's civilians playing prominent roles in protest efforts, including the most infamous anti-war protest in United States history, the shootings at Kent State University.

About Author

MICHAEL MANGUS teaches history at The Ohio State University at Newark. He specializes in nineteenth-century United States social, political, and military history. He has published several edited books on Midwestern and Ohio history and serves as the historical editor of Ohio Civil War Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio's Civil War history. Previously, he served as historical editor of Ohio History Central, the Ohio History Connection's online encyclopedia of the state's history

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781594162145
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781594162145
  • ISBN10: 159416214X

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