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The Resource A rabble in arms : Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War, Kyle F. Zelner

A rabble in arms : Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War, Kyle F. Zelner

Label
A rabble in arms : Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War
Title
A rabble in arms
Title remainder
Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War
Statement of responsibility
Kyle F. Zelner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While it lasted only sixteen months, King Philip's War (1675-1676) was arguable 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 British 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 men to fight. In this ... 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 rolls and pay lists as well as numerous historical records, Zelner demonstrates that Essex County's more upstanding citizens, such as yeomen farmers, church members, and family heads 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 ... [this monograph] 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"--Fly leaf
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zelner, Kyle F
Dewey number
973.2/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.67
LC item number
.Z455 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The warfare and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Massachusetts
  • King Philip's War, 1675-1676
  • Impressment
  • Essex County (Mass.)
  • New England
  • Massachusetts
  • HISTORY
  • Impressment
  • Massachusetts
  • New England
Label
A rabble in arms : Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War, Kyle F. Zelner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"For the best ordering of the militia": English military precedent and the early Massachusetts Bay Militia -- The Massachusetts Bay Militia and the practice of impressment during King Philip's War -- Many men, many choices: impressment in Essex County's thriving towns -- Few men, few options: impressment in Essex County's small towns -- The pressed men of Essex County: the social identity of the soldiers of King Philip's War -- 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
Control code
646885684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814797464
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646885684
Label
A rabble in arms : Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War, Kyle F. Zelner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"For the best ordering of the militia": English military precedent and the early Massachusetts Bay Militia -- The Massachusetts Bay Militia and the practice of impressment during King Philip's War -- Many men, many choices: impressment in Essex County's thriving towns -- Few men, few options: impressment in Essex County's small towns -- The pressed men of Essex County: the social identity of the soldiers of King Philip's War -- 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
Control code
646885684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814797464
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646885684

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