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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Neimeyer for the first time reveals who really served in the army during the Revolution and why. His conclusions are startling. The long-termed Continental soldiers were not those whom historians have traditionally associated with the defense of liberty.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Patrick Neimeyer
ISBN: 0814757804 9780814757802 0814757820 9780814757826
OCLC Number: 32550145
Description: xvi, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
1. Few Had the Appearance of Soldiers: The Social Origins of the Continental Line --
2. The Most Audacious Rascals Existing: 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 Solder as Wage Laborer --
7. Running Through the Line Like Wildfire: Resistance, Punishment, Desertion, and Mutiny in the Continental Army --
Conclusion.
Series Title: American social experience series, 32.
Responsibility: Charles Patrick Neimeyer.
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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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