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Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War for Independence

Ken Miller
Format
Book
Published
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780801450556, 0801450551
Contents
  • Prologue : a community at war
  • "A colony of aliens" : diversity, politics, and war in pre-revolutionary Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • "Divided we must inevitably fall" : war comes to Lancaster
  • "A dangerous set of people" : British captives and the making of revolutionary identity
  • "'Tis Britain alone that is our enemy" : German captives and the making of American identity
  • "Enemies of our peace" : captives, the disaffected, and the refinement of American patriotism
  • "The country is full of prisoners of war" : nationalism, resistance, and assimilation
  • Epilogue : the empty barracks.
Description
ix, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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