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The soldiers' revolution : Pennsylvanians in arms and the forging of early American identity

Author: Gregory T Knouff
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What did the American Revolution mean to the ordinary soldiers who fought in it? Were they inspired by high-minded ideals of liberty and democracy, or were they seeking the material and practical rewards - bounties, land, and political advancement - that victory might bring them? We know much about the philosophical positions expressed by America's Founding Fathers, but the common people did not necessarily share
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory T Knouff
ISBN: 027102335X 9780271023359 0271058498 9780271058498
OCLC Number: 53284890
Description: xxiv, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Conflict and community on the eve of revolution --
Why they fought --
Identity and the military community --
The meaning of the war against the British --
Race and violence on the frontier --
Civil War and the contest for community --
The memory of the American Revolution.
Responsibility: Gregory T. Knouff.
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