The Yankee Soldier's Might: The District of Maine and the Reputation of the Massachusetts Militia, 18001812

@article{Smith2011TheYS,
  title={The Yankee Soldier's Might: The District of Maine and the Reputation of the Massachusetts Militia, 18001812},
  author={Joshua M. Smith},
  journal={The New England Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={84},
  pages={234-264}
}
  • Joshua M. Smith
  • Published 16 May 2011
  • History, Political Science
  • The New England Quarterly
In post-Revolutionary Massachusetts, the militia was a well-respected institution. So when the commonwealth expanded into the far-flung District of Maine, Jeffersonians and Federalists battled one another for the plum. As external forces bred internal dissent, the militia fell into disarray just as the country drifted toward another war with England. 
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