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Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution (Hardcover) Loot Price: R506
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Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution (Hardcover): Caroline Cox
Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution (Hardcover): Caroline Cox

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Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution (Hardcover)

Caroline Cox; Foreword by Robert L Middlekauff

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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.

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Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2016
Authors: Caroline Cox
Foreword by: Robert L Middlekauff
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-4696-2753-3
Barcode: 9781469627533
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
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LSN: 1-4696-2753-1

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