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Author McCurdy, John Gilbert, 1972- author

Title Quarters : the accommodation of the British Army and the coming of the American Revolution / John Gilbert McCurdy
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 313 pages)
Contents Introduction : the importance of place in the age of Atlantic revolutions -- Houses : the rise of domestic privacy -- Barracks : constructing a colonial military infrastructure -- Empire : drafting and implementing the Quartering Act -- Borderland : Native Americans, soldiers, and colonists in the backcountry -- Cities and towns : accommodation and eviction of the British Army -- Nation : American armies and the march toward independence -- Epilogue : the Third Amendment and the shadow of quartering
Summary "Examines both quartering British soldiers in America and how this led to the American Revolution and how debates that ensued shaped Americans' notions of military power and place. A transnational history that includes Canada and the Caribbean"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Great Britain. Army -- Barracks and quarters -- History -- 18th century
United States. Constitution. 3rd Amendment -- History
Great Britain. Army.
American Revolution (1775-1783)
Constitution (United States)
Requisitions, Military -- North America -- History -- 18th century
Requisitions, Military -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Soldiers -- Billeting -- North America -- History -- 18th century
Soldiers -- Billeting -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Armed Forces -- Barracks and quarters.
HISTORY / Military / United States
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
Requisitions, Military.
Soldiers -- Billeting.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
United States -- History, Military -- 18th century
North America.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019004115
ISBN 1501736612 electronic book
1501736620 electronic book
9781501736612 electronic book
9781501736629 electronic book