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Zelner, Kyle F
A rabble in arms : Massachusetts towns and militiamen during King Philip's War / Kyle F. Zelner
New York : New York University Press, c2009
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 Alumni Authors/1st floor  E83.67 .Z455 2009    AVAILABLE
Alumni author: Kyle F. Zelner
 3rd Floor  E83.67 .Z455 2009 c.2  AVAILABLE
Subject(s) King Philip's War, 1675-1676
Subject Massachusetts. Militia -- History
Subject(s) Impressment -- History
Subject Essex County (Mass.) -- History -- 17th century
New England -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Physical Description xv, 325 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Alumni Author: Kyle F. Zelner
Library's copy signed by the author
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-311) and index
Contents 1. "For the best ordering of the militia": English military precedent and the early Massachusetts Bay Militia -- 2. The Massachusetts Bay Militia and the practice of impressment during King Philip's War -- 3. Many men, many choices: Impressment in Essex County's thriving towns -- 4. Few men, few options: Impressment in Essex County's small towns -- 5. The pressed men of Essex County: The social identity of the soldiers of King Philip's War -- 6. 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
Series Warfare and culture series

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