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American Civil War Armies (5). Volunteer Militia - download pdf or read online

By Katcher Ph., Volstad R.

Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised by way of members, frequently from an area's social ?lite who had sufficient spare time and cash to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit ideas, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders realized their abilities in those ranks, and volunteer armed forces devices shaped the middle of many struggling with devices on each side of the Mason-Dixon line. With the aid of a variety of photos and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a superb task of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer armed forces of the yankee Civil warfare (1861-1865).

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Our new capitalist comrades are now more competitive than before. It is past the time when humans understand that such a ‘zerosum game’ or beggar-my-neighbor system inexorably leads to violence, and given the advancement of super-destructive weapons, the arc of history has brought the entire species to a crisis. We now assuredly have the means to make ourselves extinct. Unless Americans begin to re-orient the employment of our power away from hypocrisy and toward genuine international cooperation and compromise we will be met inexorably by resistance that will take new, unparalleled and destructive forms.

Though the English decried the cruelty of the Spaniards, and claimed that their own rule would be a model of Christian righteousness, their actual practice was, in fact, identical to the scenes described by Las Casas in the Caribbean. In 1622 the Powhatan and other tribes rose in rebellion against the British, who called it the ‘Great Massacre’ after about one-quarter of the colonists were killed. Now, said the British propagandists, they Atwood 01 text 32 9/10/09 08:54:46 BY THE SWORD WE SEEK PEACE 33 could be cleared from the land.

After 1492 numerous mariners stopped at various points along the North American coast, trading with natives, kidnapping many as slaves and depositing their germs. FACED WITH ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DISRUPTION AT HOME, THE BRITISH JOIN THE GAME OF EMPIRE At first natives of North America were not concerned about the newcomers, seeing them as weak and incapable of surviving in Atwood 01 text 26 9/10/09 08:54:45 BY THE SWORD WE SEEK PEACE 27 their attempted settlements, but also as treacherous. In fact, the Spanish attempted to establish a colony very near to what would later become the first British colony of Jamestown, but were driven off.

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