A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during by Kyle F. Zelner

American History

By Kyle F. Zelner

While it lasted purely 16 months, King Philip’s battle (1675-1676) used to be arguably essentially the most major of the colonial wars that wracked early the US. because the first significant army difficulty to at once strike one of many Empire’s most vital possessions: the Massachusetts Bay Colony, King Philip’s struggle marked the 1st time that Massachusetts needed to mobilize mass numbers of normal, neighborhood males to struggle. during this exhaustive social heritage and neighborhood research of Essex County, Massachusetts’s defense force, Kyle F. Zelner boldly demanding situations conventional interpretations of who was once known as to serve in this period.

Drawing on muster and pay lists in addition to numerous historic documents, Zelner demonstrates that Essex County’s extra upstanding electorate have been frequently spared from impressments, whereas the “rabble” — criminals, drunkards, the negative— have been compelled to hitch energetic combating devices, with city armed forces committees choosing squaddies who will be least ignored should still they die in motion. more advantageous via illustrations and maps, A Rabble in Arms exhibits that, regardless of heroic illusions of a common army legal responsibility, city fathers, to destructive results, usually put neighborhood and private pursuits above colonial army concerns.

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