America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army

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One of the images Americans hold most dear is that of the drum-beating, fire-eating Yankee Doodle Dandy rebel, overpowering his British adversaries through sheer grit and determination. The myth of the classless, independence-minded farmer or hard-working artisan-turned-soldier is deeply ingrained in the national psyche. Charles Neimeyer here separates fact from fiction, revealing for the first time who really served in the army during the Revolution and why. His conclusions are startling. Because the army relied ...

America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army 1997, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814757826

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America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army 1995, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814757802

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