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Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America From the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond

Chris Bray
Format
Book
Published
New York : W.W.Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780393243406, 0393243400
Summary
"Tells the sweeping story of military justice, from the institution of the court martial in the earliest days of the Republic to contemporary arguments over how to use military courts to try foreign terrorists or soldiers accused of sexual assault,"--NoveList.
Contents
  • "Almost a blasphemer" : citizen-soldiers as neighbors in the early United States
  • "A blind lottery" : discipline and justice in the old navy
  • "A lawful going home" : conflict and coercion in the Jacksonian military
  • "I won't be quiet" : force and consent in the Civil War
  • "Amenable to military law" : policing civilians with military authority
  • "All that savored of the overseer" : black soldiers in the nineteenth century
  • "Maniacs or wild beasts" : military justice and American expansion
  • "We return fighting" : black soldiers in the Jim Crow era
  • "An emergency condition" : World War I and the first debate over reform
  • "We've got to live with this the rest of our lives" : the deadly justice of World War II
  • "You cannot maintain discipline by administering justice" : the Cold War and the UCMJ
  • "My god, he's firing into the ditch" : Vietnam, the hollow army, and the end of the cold war
  • Epilogue: the living past : the court-martial in contemporary America.
Description
xvii, 398 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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