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Boy soldiers of the American Revolution

Title
Boy soldiers of the American Revolution / Caroline Cox.
ISBN
9781504691130
150469113X
Edition
Unabridged.
Publication
[Ashland] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2016].
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 33 min., 21 sec.)) : digital
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Summary
Between 1819 and 1845, as veterans of the Revolutionary War were filing applications to receive pensions for their service, the government was surprised to learn that many of the soldiers were not men but boys, many of whom were under the age of sixteen and some even as young as nine. In Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution, Caroline Cox reconstructs the lives and stories of this young subset of early American soldiers, focusing on how these boys came to join the army and what they actually did in service. Giving us a rich and unique glimpse into colonial childhood, Cox traces the evolution of youth in American culture in the late eighteenth century, as the accepted age for children to participate meaningfully in society--not only in the military--was rising dramatically. Drawing creatively on sources such as diaries, letters, and memoirs, Caroline Cox offers a vivid account of what life was like for these boys both on and off the battlefield, telling the story of a generation of soldiers caught between old and new notions of boyhood.
Format
Audio / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 04, 2016
Performers
Read by Traber Burns.
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