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America goes to war : a social history of the Continental Army

America goes to war : a social history of the Continental Army

Author: Charles Patrick Neimeyer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1996.
Series: American social experience series, 32.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

We have all known from before grade school that The American Revolution was won by a classless citizen army made up of farmers and artisans burning with patriotism and determination. Neimeyer (Naval  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Neimeyer, Charles Patrick, 1954-
America goes to war.
New York : New York University Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95004406
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Patrick Neimeyer
ISBN: 0585114501 9780585114507 9780814759264 0814759262 9780814757802 0814757804 9780814757826 0814757820
OCLC Number: 44962637
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages).
Contents: 1. Few had the appearance of soldiers: the social origins of the continental line --
2. The most audacious rascals exxisting: the Irish in the continental army --
3. A true pell-mell of human souls: the Germans in the continental army --
4. Changing one master for another: black soldiers in the continental army --
5. Scalp bounties and truck houses: the struggle for indian allies in the revolution --
6. To get as much for my skin as I could: the soldier as wage laborer --
7. Running though the line like wildfire: resistance, punishment, desertion, and mutiny in the continental army.
Series Title: American social experience series, 32.
Responsibility: Charles Patrick Neimeyer.
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Fascinating. * Historical Journal of Massachusetts * Neimeyer demythologizes the Continental army and very effectively demonstrates that it was an organization that evolved from its original Read more...

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