Citizens More Than Soldiers: The Kentucky Militia and Society in the Early Republic

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 M01 1 - 233 páginas
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.
 

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1 Rethinking the Social Role of the Militia
1
2 The Hunters of Kentucky
9
3 Public Gatherings and Social Order
20
4 Stability and Security in a Time of Transition
48
5 Proponents of Democracy and Partisanship
66
6 A Refuge of Manhood
98
7 Fighters Protectors and Men
128
Conclusion
144
Appendix
147
Notes
155
Bibliography
199
Index
211
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Harry S. Laver is an associate professor of history at Southeastern Louisiana University.

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