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“An Exceedingly Dirty and Nasty People”: Exploring the Patriot Forces of 1775

  title={“An Exceedingly Dirty and Nasty People”: Exploring the Patriot Forces of 1775},
  author={Katharine A. Maxwell},
Department or Program American Cultural Studies Abstract In popular revolutionary iconography, New England colonists are praised for their dramatic rush to arms during the first few months of the American Revolution. While this enthusiasm led thousands of colonists to take up arms, it faded by 1776 resulting in a dramatically diminished force. What happened? Why did the forces of 1776 differ so much from those of 1775? My research focuses on how the changing military organization of New England… Expand


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