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Dangerous guests : enemy captives and revolutionary communities during the War for Independence

Author: Ken Miller
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Dangerous Guests, Ken Miller reveals how wartime pressures nurtured a budding patriotism in the ethnically diverse revolutionary community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During the War for Independence, American revolutionaries held more than thirteen thousand prisoners—both British regulars and their so-called Hessian auxiliaries—in makeshift detention camps far from the fighting. As the Americans' principal site  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014004487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Miller
ISBN: 0801454948 9780801454943
OCLC Number: 890952244
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Winner, Journal of the American Revolution 2014 Bo.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 247 pages :) : illustrations, map
Contents: Prologue : a community at war --
"A colony of aliens" : diversity, politics, and war in pre-revolutionary Lancaster, Pennsylvania --
"Divided we must inevitably fall" : war comes to Lancaster --
"A dangerous set of people" : British captives and the making of revolutionary identity --
"'Tis Britain alone that is our enemy" : German captives and the making of American identity --
"Enemies of our peace" : captives, the disaffected, and the refinement of American patriotism --
"The country is full of prisoners of war" : nationalism, resistance, and assimilation --
Epilogue : the empty barracks.
Responsibility: Ken Miller.
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