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

Court Martial How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to and Beyond A timely provocative account of how military justice has shaped American society since the nation s beginnings With a great eye for narrative historian Chris Bray himself a former soldier tells the

  • Title: Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond
  • Author: Chris Bray
  • ISBN: 9780393243406
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A timely, provocative account of how military justice has shaped American society since the nation s beginnings.With a great eye for narrative, historian Chris Bray himself a former soldier 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 tA timely, provocative account of how military justice has shaped American society since the nation s beginnings.With a great eye for narrative, historian Chris Bray himself a former soldier 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 Bray recounts the stories of famous American court martials, including those involving President Andrew Jackson, Gen William Tecumseh Sherman, Lt Jackie Robinson, and Pvt Eddie Slovik he explores how encounters of freed slaves with the military justice system during the Civil War anticipated the Civil Rights movement and he explains how the Uniform Code of Military Justice came about after World War II Throughout, he shows that the separate justice system of the armed forces has often served as a proxy for America s ongoing arguments over equality, privacy, discrimination, security, and liberty.

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  • This is the epitome of a War and Society book--Bray uses court-martial to track the ways in which military justice defined citizenship and the relationship of soldiers to the government, from the unease of early republic militia hierarchy upsetting local social equality to the public cheering for Lt. Calley. Military justice could both replicate Jim Crow lynching (the Port of Chicago and Houston riots) on one hand and be far more protective of minorities than civilian "justice" on the other--for [...]


  • I started this one with high hopes but my initial feelings about the author is that he could have benefited from more research during the American Revolutionary War period. His continuing references to "white people" during this section of the book showed a grievously simple view of life in the Colonies during this time. There were thousands of white slaves during this time in the colonies along with black slaves. Both white and black free men fought during the war. The author appears to allow l [...]


  • This is a good introduction, and history, of U.S. military courts from the Revolution to the post-9/11 period. As someone who has written at length on military justice matters, I can tell you that this is a concise and readable summary of how military courts evolved from crude, informal affairs to a court system with its own judges, case law and Federal statutes. The book also talks about key incidents in this process: the miscarriages of justice against captured native Americans, LGBT suspects [...]


  • Using story after story, this book illustrates the struggle to create (and maintain) a consistent, fair military justice system with due process and equal rights, notwithstanding the command influence and politics of the military. The book provides interesting examples of how military courts have dealt with many of the same important issues as civilians courts throughout US history, and gives a helpful overview of how the military justice system has gotten to where it is today.


  • Chris Bray nails the. enigma of military justice: it's a microcosm of us as a society, yet it's also set apart, different in fundamental ways from civilian legal systems​. Court-Martial is not a reference book; many significant courts-martial are glossed over or didn't make the cut. However, he hits most of the highlights, and ads a good bit of original scholarship of his own. The writing is tight, entertaining, and insightful.


  • As a judge advocate, I was very interested in what this book purported to be which was a journey through various courts-martial throughout American history. In that sense, I thought it delivered very well but a great selection of courts-martial beginning in the colonial period and the initial state militias. What was another interesting thesis was that Mr. Bray argued that courts-martial of each period were representative or even led the way of current societal issues of the time. It's a fascina [...]


  • This is such a good topic: The changing parameters of the military justice system and how those parameters change as society changes. All of the book was interesting, but my favorite was the Civil War part. The author talks a lot about the attitude of military justice regarding troops who don't agree with the political positions of the leaders, both from the position of the northern and southern troops. There's lots to think about here.


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