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Becoming men of some consequence : youth and military service in the Revolutionary War /
John A. Ruddiman.
imprint
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2014.
description
viii, 274 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0813936179, 9780813936178, 9780813936185
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Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2014.
isbn
0813936179
9780813936178
9780813936185
contents note
"The eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us" : ambition, coercion, and choice in joining the army -- "We were young men with warm hearts" : manhood in the Continental Army -- "Feared by many, loved by none" : relationships between soldiers and civilians -- "To quit the service of their country" : young men's decisions to leave the Continental Army -- "Yield the tribute due to merit" : young veterans after the war.
abstract
"This book examines young Revolutionary War soldiers' and officers' changing motivations and expectations in relation to their enlistments, experiences in the army, choices about quitting long-term military service, and their attempts to rejoin civilian life after the war"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
9968399
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-260) and index.

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