Opinions Throughout History: War & the Military
Opinions Throughout History: War & the Military looks at the fascinating history of America’s military, from the rag-tag militias that fought for American independence in the revolution, to the imperialism of the early 1900s, to becoming the world’s most powerful military-industrial complex. Chapters within the book will examine such issues as military spending, the politics of militarization, the ethics and morality of nation building and military occupation, and treatment of veterans in the United States. Primary documents will include articles from popular periodicals, political speeches, and historical documents providing a deeper look into the development and evolution of the military and commentary from important figures who lived through essential moments in U.S. military history. Other issues discussed will include nuclear proliferation, drones and emerging technology, and racial and gender equality in the military.