is a book about books—the books that shaped the British army in the age of the American Revolution. Although historians have understood that books were
important to the eighteenth-century British army and its officer corps, they have
Author: Ira D. Gruber
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Historians have long understood that books were important to the British army in defining the duties of its officers, regulating tactics, developing the art of war, and recording the history of campaigns and commanders. Now, in this groundbreaking analysis, Ira D. Gruber identifies which among over nine hundred books on war were considered most important by British officers and how those books might have affected the army from one era to another. By examining the preferences of some forty-two officers who served between the War of the Spanish Succession and the French Revolution, Gruber shows that by the middle of the eighteenth century British officers were discriminating in their choices of books on war and, further, that their emerging preference for Continental books affected their understanding of warfare and their conduct of operations in the American Revolution. In their increasing enthusiasm for books on war, Gruber concludes, British officers were laying the foundation for the nineteenth-century professionalization of their nation's officer corps. Gruber's analysis is enhanced with detailed and comprehensive bibliographies and tables.
Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution Books and the British Army IN THE AGE OF THE American Revolution TRAD , GRUDER By Ira
D. Gruber University of North Carolina Press and The Society of the Cincinnati ...
The vast distances to be covered in America, much greater than in more
compactly settled European lands, repeatedly frustrated British planning. ... The British soldiers thrust into this unfamiliar environment were professionals,
enlisted for life. ... The age range for enlistment was extended from sixteen years
of age to fifty.
Author: Daniel P Murphy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Scrappy farmers. Aristocratic landowners. Eccentric geniuses. These were the rebels who took on the world's greatest power - and won. From the rebellion against "taxation without representation" to the beginnings of American self-government, readers will learn how this unlikely group of colonists shaped a new nation. This book features all readers need to know about this exciting time: The beginnings of colonial unrest and rebellion The drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence Major battles, including Lexington and Concord, Trenton, Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Yorktown Daily life for soldiers and ordinary colonists on both sides of the war The birth of the United States This easy-to-read book covers all the key players and major events—from King George III and George Washington to the Boston Tea Party and the launch of a new government. The interesting facts and vivid details inside will turn any history-phobe into an enthusiastic history buff!
... the French revolutionary wars. Richard Holmes's book Redcoat (2001) for a
detailed look at the British soldier in the age of the horse and musket. ... “ Revolution in the British Army,” New York Times, November 14, 1877. William
Author: Chaim M. Rosenberg
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"On October 19, 1781, British general Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered his army at Yorktown, ending the Revolutionary War. Emulating Cornwallis's sense of duty to king and country, they vigorously pursued the conquest of India, put down the 1798 Irish Rebellion, defended Canada, defeated the Dutch at the Cape of Good Hope, occupied Ceylon and battled Napoleon"--
Author: Daughters of the American RevolutionPublish On: 1898
Daughters of the American Revolution. Descendant of Capt . ... His wife , calling
their three sons , Thomas , Alexander and William , all under age , commanded
them “ to take their rifles , be off to Rockfish Gap and see to it that the valley was
not polluted by the foot of a British soldier , or return to her no more . ” Also Nos .
17 Benjamin Gilbert and Jacob Nagle Soldiers of the American Revolution John
Shy The Revolutionary War marked a coming of age for the new na— tion and for
Benjamin ... John Shy, an expert in the military history of the American Revolution
, is the author of numerous books and articles, including Toward Lexington: The
Ro/e of the British Army in the Coming of the American Revolution (1965) and A ...
Author: Nancy L. Rhoden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
This collection of 17 biographies provides a unique opportunity for the reader to go beyond the popular heroes of the American Revolution and discover the diverse populace that inhabited the colonies during this pivotal point in history.
The American Revolution came about, fundamentally, because the English North
American colonies matured to the degree that ... in the military contest with the
numerically and professionally superior British army, the fate of people living in
North America today would ... We are truly in an information age, deluged by data
Author: Jonathan N. Hall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A question-and-answer book about all aspects of the Revolutionary War period including, details of major battles, facts about patriots, and the War of 1812
Their voices have been rarely heard in the historical accounts of the American Revolution.2 This book tells their story. ... four were below the age of 16 when
they began their service.3 I include reports from black as well as white boy soldiers, from teenagers imprisoned on land ... Angry Bostonians, who disliked
the British tax on tea, were boycotting Lillie's store when Christopher was struck
by a rifle shot.
Author: Emmy E. Werner
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This is the first book to tell the story of the children, white and black, male and female, American, British, and German, who fought, died, and suffered through the American Revolution.
Author: John Gilbert McCurdyPublish On: 2019-06-15
" In Quarters, John Gilbert McCurdy explores the social and political history behind the charge, offering an authoritative account of the housing of British soldiers in America.
Author: John Gilbert McCurdy
Publisher: Cornell University Press
When Americans declared independence in 1776, they cited King George III "for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us." In Quarters, John Gilbert McCurdy explores the social and political history behind the charge, offering an authoritative account of the housing of British soldiers in America. Providing new interpretations and analysis of the Quartering Act of 1765, McCurdy sheds light on a misunderstood aspect of the American Revolution. Quarters unearths the vivid debate in eighteenth-century America over the meaning of place. It asks why the previously uncontroversial act of accommodating soldiers in one's house became an unconstitutional act. In so doing, Quarters reveals new dimensions of the origins of Americans' right to privacy. It also traces the transformation of military geography in the lead up to independence, asking how barracks changed cities and how attempts to reorder the empire and the borderland led the colonists to imagine a new nation. Quarters emphatically refutes the idea that the Quartering Act forced British soldiers in colonial houses, demonstrates the effectiveness of the Quartering Act at generating revenue, and examines aspects of the law long ignored, such as its application in the backcountry and its role in shaping Canadian provinces. Above all, Quarters argues that the lessons of accommodating British troops outlasted the Revolutionary War, profoundly affecting American notions of place. McCurdy shows that the Quartering Act had significant ramifications, codified in the Third Amendment, for contemporary ideas of the home as a place of domestic privacy, the city as a place without troops, and a nation with a civilian-led military.
He was sent to Geneva to be educated, but returned to London at the age of
eighteen, and, his talents having introduced ... The British occupied the American
cities, and while the troops of Washington were naked and starving at Valley
Author: Daughters of the American RevolutionPublish On: 1895
Daughters of the American Revolution. Daughter of ... William Fitzhugh resigned
his commission in the British Army , and as he would not remain neutral the
enemy destroyed his home . He was a ... He died in 1798 , at the age of seventy -
Author: National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)Publish On: 1976
... American Revolution, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1943 Namier, Louis
B. England in the Age of the American Revolution, ... British Generals and
Admirals in the American Revolution, William Morrow, New York, 1969 Darling,
Anthony D. Red Coat ... 12), Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, 1970
Fortescue, Sir John W. A History of the British Army, I ol. ... 1967 Peterson, Harold
L. The Book of the Continen/a/Voldier, Stackpole, Harrisburg, 1968 Preston,
Antony, Lyon, David, ...
British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution Eliga H. Gould,
Professor of History Eliga H Gould ... There are books on British military and
diplomatic strategy , books on the formation of colonial policy at Whitehall and in
Author: Eliga H. Gould
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution
A pass to the east , the Jamaica Pass , was guarded by only a handful of American troops . ... pleas of his officers , who General Sir William Howe General
Sir William Howe ( 1729 - 1814 ) joined the British army at age seventeen and
fought in ...
Author: Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Chronicles the American Revolution, including the causes, strategies, and characters of the war, both famous and lesser-known.
Author: Charles Patrick NeimeyerPublish On: 1995-11-01
A Social History of the Continental Army Charles Patrick Neimeyer. Cunliffe ...
Davidson, Philip G. Propaganda and the American Revolution, 1763–1783. New
York: ... The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770–1823. ... The British Soldier in America: A Social History of Military Life in the Revolutionary
Period. Austin: ... The Germans in America, 1607–1970: A Chronology and Fact Book.
Author: Charles Patrick Neimeyer
Publisher: NYU Press
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 primarily on those not connected to the new American aristorcracy, the African Americans, Irish, Germans, Native Americans, laborers-for-hire, and "free white men on the move" who served in the army were only rarely alltruistic patriots driven by a vision of liberty and national unity. Bringing to light the true composition of the enlisted ranks, the relationships of African-Americans and of Native Americans to the army, and numerous acts of mutiny, desertion, and resistance against officers and government, Charles Patrick Neimeyer here provides the first comprehensive and historically accurate portrait of the Continental soldier.
This revolution was brought about after the colonists had borne the impositions of
the new administration about three years, on the circulation of a rumor that a ...
They left 31 American and 58 British soldiers, and 3 officers, all too badly
wounded to be removed. 1782. ... age of 70, for no offence but that of being rich,
[and] Deserters And Disbanded Soldiers From British, German, And Loyalist Military Units In The South, 1782. 3 Parts In 1 ... It accompanies an orderly book
of General Nathanael Greene, an American general of the American Revolution.
The register is ... Soldiers' documents ... containing particulars of age, birthplace,