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A rabble in arms : Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War

Author: Kyle F Zelner
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Warfare and culture series.
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"While it lasted only sixteen months, King Philip's War (1675-1676) was arguable one of the most significant of the colonial wars that wracked early America. As the first major military crisis to directly strike one of the British Empire's most important possessions, the Massachusetts Bay Colony, King Philip's War marked the first time that Massachusetts had to mobilize mass numbers of ordinary men to fight. In this  Read more...
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Zelner, Kyle F.
Rabble in arms.
New York : New York University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008047034
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle F Zelner
ISBN: 0814797466 9780814797464
OCLC Number: 646885684
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 325 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: "For the best ordering of the militia": English military precedent and the early Massachusetts Bay Militia --
The Massachusetts Bay Militia and the practice of impressment during King Philip's War --
Many men, many choices: impressment in Essex County's thriving towns --
Few men, few options: impressment in Essex County's small towns --
The pressed men of Essex County: the social identity of the soldiers of King Philip's War --
The effects of impressment: war and peace in Essex County --
Afterword: The military of Massachusetts Bay transformed --
Appendix 1. The soldiers of Essex County in King Philip's War, 1675-1676 --
Appendix 2. Rowley's 1662 Tax List: Ranked by family with soldiers' families highlighted --
Appendix 3. Topsfield's 1668 Tax List: Ranked by family with soldiers' families highlighted --
Appendix 4. An examination of the age of Essex County soldiers and officers in King Philip's War, 1675-1676.
Series Title: Warfare and culture series.
Responsibility: Kyle F. Zelner.

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