|Publisher:||University of Massachusetts Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Resch has delved deeply into the source material. I am impressed with the sheer quantity of sources consulted: pension records, orations, newspaper articles, and local records.... This book provides a solid perspective on a neglected yet important subject.
This is a striking book on a much neglected subject: what happened to the veterans of the American Revolution? It is the first systematic analysis of the veterans based on a large sample of their pension applications. And it is the only study of the history of the struggle to pass the country's first general pension law. The book has the potential to reach scholars in a number of fields: the American Revolution, the military history of the war, social history, and New England.... Finally, it has many modern overtones, including post-traumatic stress disorder and welfare entitlements.