Suggested by such works as Darrett Bruce Rutman, A Militant New World 1607-1640; America's First Generation; Its Martial Spirit, Its Tradition of Arms, Its Wars (Ann Arbor, 1976).
Conventional military histories include, Russell F. Weigley,History of the United States Army (New York, 1967), Part One; Douglas Edward Leach, Arms For Empire; A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607-1763 (New York, 1973); Robert Leckie, The Wars of America (New York, 1968), Chapter 1; R. Ernest and Trevor N. Dupuy, Military Heritage of America (New York, 1956), Chapter 4.
Exemplary imperial histories include, John Horace Parry, The Spanish Seaborne Empire (New York, 1966) and Lawrence Henry Gipson's monumental The British Empire Before the American Revolution (Cald- well, Id. 1936-1970); Additionally useful are Jack M. Sosin, The Revolu- tionary Frontier 1763-1783 (New York, 1967); Thomas D. Clark, Frontier America; The Story of the Westward Movement (New York, 1969 edi- tion); Verner W. Crane, The Southern Frontier 1670-1732 (Westport, Ct., 1977 reprint); Bernard De Voto, The Course of Empire (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952); J. Leitch Wright, Anglo-Spanish Rivalry in North America (Athens, 1971); and John B. Elliott, Contest for Empire 1500-1775; Pro- ceedings of an Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Symposium (Indianapolis, 1975); and Nellis M. Crouse, The French Struggle For the West Indies, 1665-1713 (New York, 1943).
Witness the popularity of American History Illustrated, Early American Life, as well as the "living history" programs of National Park Service, state and local history organizations in the United States. On changing warfare for popular consumption, see Louis Morton, "The End of Formal- ized Warfare", American Heritage, VI (1955), 12-19, 95.
Continuing study of militia institutions is reflected by Lindsay Boynton, The Elizabethan Militia, 1558-1638 (London, 1967); William Lee Shea, "To Defend Virginia: The Evolution of the First Colonial Militia, 1607- 1677", unpublished doctoral dissertation, Rice University, 1975; Richard Marcus, The Militia of Colonial Connecticut 1639-1775: An Institutional Study (Ann Arbor, 1966); F. Aldridge, Organization and Administration of the Militia System of Colonial Virginia (Ann Arbor, 1977); D. Millar, The Militia; The Army, and Independency in Colonial Massachusetts (Ann Ar- bor, 1978); Benjamen Quarles, "The Colonial Militia and Negro Man- power", Mississippi Valley Historical Review (March, 1959), 643-652; and the older, Jack S. Radabaugh, "The Militia of Colonial Massachu- setts", Military Affairs (Spring, 1954), 1-18.