|Title:||Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community During the American Revolution (Non Series)|
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Belonging to the Army reveals the identity and importance of the civilians now referred to as camp followers. Camp followers-Yes there were some who were that BUT women played a substantial role in the Revolution. At home they managed the household duties and raised children.
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Mike said: Armies consist of much more than just soldiers, a fact which is easily forgotten . While admitting that many camp followers were motivated from economic or material reasons, Mayer does for the most part assume a level of American nationalism. While many were drawn to the army for personal concerns, The Continental Community. needed to realize those beliefs. Army service attracted people intent on American independence and willing to achieve that end by military means.
The American Revolution took place after Britain put in place the seven Coercive, or Intolerable Acts, in the colonies. Americans responded by forming the Continental Congress and going to war with the British. Even though these "non-consumption boycotts" depended on national policy (formulated by men), it was women who enacted them in the household spheres in which they reigned. Mayer, Holly A. (1999). Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community During the American Revolution. Univ of South Carolina Press.
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Belonging to the Army reveals the identity and importance of the civilians now referred to as camp followers, whom Holly A. Mayer calls the forgotten revolutionaries of the War for American Independence. These merchants, contractors, family members, servants, government officers, and military employees provided necessary supplies, services, and emotional support to the troops of the Continental Army.
Female Followers of the Armies of the American Revolution: A Reading ListJohn U. Rees This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it intended. 1756 Holly Mayer, From Forts to Families: Following the Army into Western Pennsylvania, 1758- 1766. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History andBiography 130 (January 2006): 5-43. ng-the-Army- vania-1758-1766 Letter of Martha May, an Army wife, to Col Henry Bouquet, 4 June 1758, Two Hundred Years in Cumberland County (Carlisle, PA: Hamilton Library, 1951), 25. Mayer describes their activities and demonstrates how they made encampments livable communities and played a fundamental role in the survival and ultimate success of the Continental Army. Instead the civilians' assimilation gave an expansive meaning to the term "belonging to the army. Belonging to the Army.
There are no statistics on camp followers for the colonial wars, but about 20,000 women had paid positions with the American troops at some point during the American Revolution. Around 2,000 women traveled with Burgoyne's 7,200 troops on the 1777 invasion of New York. Two years later, 1,200 civilians, mostly wives and children, marched with John Sullivan's army from Pennsylvania into New York. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996. Eighteenth-Century American Women in Peace and War: The Case of the Loyalists.
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