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The Resource Between the lines : banditti of the American Revolution, Harry M. Ward

Between the lines : banditti of the American Revolution, Harry M. Ward

Label
Between the lines : banditti of the American Revolution
Title
Between the lines
Title remainder
banditti of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Harry M. Ward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Revolutionary War was not a "polite" conflict between orderly troops and gentlemanly officers. Civilians on the home front suffered considerably. This account depicts the ugly side of the War for independence, where roving bands of robbers, known as banditti, plagued the countryside in areas not fully under the control of either army." "Regardless of their political sympathies, American civilians lived in terror of these well-armed gangs of looters, who frequently engaged in torture, arson, and murder. The players in this sordid tale, chiefly motivated by greed, chose their victims indiscriminately and then returned to sanctuary. Many civilians fled their homes, leaving large sections of New York, Georgia, and the Carolinas a no man's land, where near anarchy and the complete disruption of civilian justice only abetted the success of the marauders." "Ward details the activities of the most prominent banditti and looks at the horrors and devastation of their actions. His account challenges readers to look beyond the set-piece battles and even past the guerrilla activities, to examine what life was like for those caught between the lines."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Harry M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in military history and international affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Brigands and robbers
  • War and crime
  • United States
Label
Between the lines : banditti of the American Revolution, Harry M. Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
14671851
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 329 p.
Isbn
9780275976330
Lccn
2001058038
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Between the lines : banditti of the American Revolution, Harry M. Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
14671851
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 329 p.
Isbn
9780275976330
Lccn
2001058038
Other physical details
ill., maps

Library Locations

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