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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Few had the appearance of soldiers: the social origins of the continental line --
The most audacious rascals existing: the Irish in the Continental Army --
A true pell-mell of human souls: the Germans in the Continental Army --
Changing one master for another: black soldiers in the Continental Army --
Scalp bounties and truck houses: the struggle for Indian allies in the revolution --
To get as much for my skin as I could: the soldier as wage laborer --
Running through 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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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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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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