9780814797341-0814797342-A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip’s War (Warfare and Culture, 5)

A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip’s War (Warfare and Culture, 5)

ISBN-13: 9780814797341
ISBN-10: 0814797342
Author: Zelner, Kyle F.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 340 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814797341
ISBN-10: 0814797342
Author: Zelner, Kyle F.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 340 pages

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Acknowledged authors Zelner, Kyle F. wrote A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip’s War (Warfare and Culture, 5) comprising 340 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814797342 and 9780814797341. Since then A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip’s War (Warfare and Culture, 5) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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