The Resource Boy soldiers of the American Revolution, (ebook)

Boy soldiers of the American Revolution, (ebook)

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Boy soldiers of the American Revolution
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Boy soldiers of the American Revolution
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eng
Summary
Between 1819 and 1845, as veterans of the Revolutionary War were filing applications to receive pensions for their service, the government was surprised to learn that many of the soldiers were not men, but boys, many of whom were under the age of sixteen, and some even as young as nine. In Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution, Caroline Cox reconstructs the lives and stories of this young subset of early American soldiers, focusing on how these boys came to join the army and what they actually did in service. Giving us a rich and unique glimpse into colonial childhood, Cox traces the evolution of youth in American culture in the late eighteenth century, as the accepted age for children to participate meaningfully in society--not only in the military--was rising dramatically.Drawing creatively on sources, such as diaries, letters, and memoirs, Caroline Cox offers a vivid account of what life was like for these boys both on and off the battlefield, telling the story of a generation of soldiers caught between old and new notions of boyhood
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1954-2014
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Cox, Caroline
Dewey number
973.3/4083
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Middlekauff, Robert
  • hoopla digital
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  • Child soldiers
  • Children
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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Boy soldiers of the American Revolution, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Isbn
9781469627540
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11720080
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remote
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11720080
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MWT11720080
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Boy soldiers of the American Revolution, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469627540
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720080
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720080
System control number
MWT11720080
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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