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Sea Change at Annapolis: The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000

H. Michael Gelfand


Since 1845, the United States Naval Academy has prepared professional military leaders at its Annapolis, Maryland, campus. Although it remains steeped in a culture of tradition and discipline, the Academy is not impervious to change. Dispelling the myth that the Academy is a bastion of tradition unmarked by progress, the author of this book examines challenges to the Naval Academy's culture from both inside and outside the Academy's walls between 1949 and 2000, an era of dramatic social change in American history. Drawing on more than two hundred oral histories, extensive archival research, an ... More

Keywords: Naval Academy, social change, American culture, society, Cold War, recruiting, minority midshipmen, religious services, Vietnam War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780807830475
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877470_gelfand


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. Michael Gelfand, author