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作者 Zelner, Kyle F
書名 A Rabble in Arms : Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen During King Philip's War
出版項 New York : New York University Press, 2009
國際標準書號 9780814797464 (electronic bk.)
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (342 pages)
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系列 Warfare and Culture Ser. ; v.5
Warfare and Culture Ser
附註 Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures, Maps, and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Note on Method -- 1 "For the best ordering of the militia": English Military Precedent and the Early Massachusetts Bay Militia -- 2 The Massachusetts Bay Militia and the Practice of Impressment during King Philip's War -- 3 Many Men, Many Choices: Impressment in Essex County's Thriving Towns -- 4 Few Men, Few Options: Impressment in Essex County's Small Towns -- 5 The Pressed Men of Essex County: The Social Identity of the Soldiers of King Philip's War -- 6 The Effects of Impressment: War and Peace in Essex County -- Afterword: The Military of Massachusetts Bay Transformed -- Appendix 1: The Soldiers of Essex County in King Philip's War, 1675-1676 -- Appendix 2: Rowley's 1662 Tax List: Ranked by Family with Soldiers' Families Highlighted -- Appendix 3: Topsfield's 1668 Tax List: Ranked by Family with Soldiers' Families Highlighted -- Appendix 4: An Examination of the Age of Essex County Soldiers and Officers in King Philip's War, 1675-1676 -- Appendix 5: The Occupations of the Soldiers of Essex County, 1675-1676 -- Abbreviations Used in Notes -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Permissions -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- About the Author
While it lasted only sixteen months, King Philip's War (1675-1676) was arguably one of the most significant of the colonial wars that wracked early America. As the first major military crisis to directly strike one of the Empire's most important possessions: the Massachusetts Bay Colony, King Philip's War marked the first time that Massachusetts had to mobilize mass numbers of ordinary, local men to fight. In this exhaustive social history and community study of Essex County, Massachusetts's militia, Kyle F. Zelner boldly challenges traditional interpretations of who was called to serve during this period. Drawing on muster and pay lists as well as countless historical records, Zelner demonstrates that Essex County's more upstanding citizens were often spared from impressments, while the "rabble" - criminals, drunkards, the poor- were forced to join active fighting units, with town militia committees selecting soldiers who would be least missed should they die in action. Enhanced by illustrations and maps, A Rabble in Arms shows that, despite heroic illusions of a universal military obligation, town fathers, to damaging effects, often placed local and personal interests above colonial military concerns
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Zelner, Kyle F. A Rabble in Arms : Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen During King Philip's War New York : New York University Press,c2009 9780814797181
主題 Essex County (Mass.) - History - 17th century
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