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The Resource Quarters : the accommodation of the British Army and the coming of the American Revolution, John Gilbert McCurdy, (electronic resource)

Quarters : the accommodation of the British Army and the coming of the American Revolution, John Gilbert McCurdy, (electronic resource)

Label
Quarters : the accommodation of the British Army and the coming of the American Revolution
Title
Quarters
Title remainder
the accommodation of the British Army and the coming of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
John Gilbert McCurdy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Americans declared independence in 1776, they cited King George III "for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us." InQuarters, John Gilbert McCurdy explores the social and political history behind the charge, offering an authoritative account of the housing of British soldiers in America. Providing new interpretations and analysis of the Quartering Act of 1765, McCurdy sheds light on a misunderstood aspect of the American Revolution. Quarters unearths the vivid debate in eighteenth-century America over the meaning of place. It asks why the previously uncontroversial act of accommodating soldiers in one's house became an unconstitutional act. In so doing,Quarters reveals new dimensions of the origins of Americans' right to privacy. It also traces the transformation of military geography in the lead up to independence, asking how barracks changed cities and how attempts to reorder the empire and the borderland led the colonists to imagine a new nation. Quarters emphatically refutes the idea that the Quartering Act forced British soldiers in colonial houses, demonstrates the effectiveness of the Quartering Act at generating revenue, and examines aspects of the law long ignored, such as its application in the backcountry and its role in shaping Canadian provinces. Above all, Quarters argues that the lessons of accommodating British troops outlasted the Revolutionary War, profoundly affecting American notions of place. McCurdy shows that the Quartering Act had significant ramifications, codified in the Third Amendment, for contemporary ideas of the home as a place of domestic privacy, the city as a place without troops, and a nation with a civilian-led military.--
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCurdy, John Gilbert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
JSTOR eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • United States.
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Requisitions, Military
  • Requisitions, Military
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Quarters : the accommodation of the British Army and the coming of the American Revolution, John Gilbert McCurdy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctvfc519r
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ybp16156296
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501736605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1084632005
Label
Quarters : the accommodation of the British Army and the coming of the American Revolution, John Gilbert McCurdy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctvfc519r
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ybp16156296
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501736605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1084632005

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