War and contentment : Dedham, Massachusetts and the military aspect of the War for Independence, 1775-1781

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dc.contributor.advisor Pilcher, George W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nolan, Christopher M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ma n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:49Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1997 .N65 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185848
dc.description.abstract Using a wealth of secondary and primary sources; such as town records, diaries, tax valuations, and genealogical data, this project will attempt to shed light on the reaction of Dedham, Massachusetts, and its middle class, to military service during the American Revolution. Although extremely responsive during the opening months of the war, Dedham's middle class became reluctant to contribute its fathers and sons to the military cause when the war moved outside of their periphery, and for good reason, they needed them back home. This study determined that the lack of zeal on the part of the town's middle class was part and parcel of historical, economical, and political factors that combined to keep the fathers and sons of Dedham from serving in the war. Although declining to serve in the Continental Army, Dedham was able to continue its support for the war effort by hiring others to do the fighting for them.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of History
dc.format.extent i, 149 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Military service, Voluntary -- Dedham -- Massachusetts. en_US
dc.subject.other United States. Continental Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. en_US
dc.subject.other Dedham (Mass.) -- History -- 18th century. en_US
dc.subject.other United States -- History -- Revolution 1775-1783. en_US
dc.title War and contentment : Dedham, Massachusetts and the military aspect of the War for Independence, 1775-1781 en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1045640 en_US

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