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Author Laver, Harry S.

Title Citizens more than soldiers : the Kentucky militia and society in the early republic / Harry S. Laver
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 216 pages)
Series Studies in war, society, and the military
Studies in war, society, and the military.
Contents Rethinking the social role of the militia -- The hunters of Kentucky -- Public gatherings and social order -- Stability and security in a time of transition -- Proponents of democracy and partnership -- A refuge of manhood -- Fighters, protectors, and men -- Conclusion: Citizens more than soldiers
Summary Historians depict nineteenth-century militiamen as drunken buffoons who poked each other with cornstalk weapons, and inevitably shot their commander in the backside. This book demonstrates that, to the contrary, militia remained an active civil institution in early nineteenth century, affecting era's social, political, and economic transitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-210) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Kentucky. Militia -- History -- 19th century.
Civil-military relations -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Community life -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Masculinity -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Social classes -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Soldiers -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Kentucky -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1792-1865.
Kentucky -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803213956 (electronic bk.)
9780803213951 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)