Naval War College Review


Ken Jensen


The American way of war—a product of two centuries of war with . . .Canada? How can that be? Civil War history and the experience and his- tory of World War II have driven out of our minds a truth known to James Fenimore Cooper, Francis Parkman, and Kenneth Roberts. The American colonies, thereafter the United States, fought battle after battle with France, Britain, and Canada throughout most of the seventeenth century and un- til the early nineteenth century. The place of these battles was then called the Great Warpath, stretching from Albany to Montreal and Quebec.