The Hessians : mercenaries from Hessen-Kassel in the American Revolution (eBook, 1980) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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The Hessians : mercenaries from Hessen-Kassel in the American Revolution

The Hessians : mercenaries from Hessen-Kassel in the American Revolution

Author: Rodney Atwood
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1980
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The Hessians are infamous in American history for their role as part of the British forces sent to crush the colonists' rebellion in 1776. Yet these German auxiliaries, or mercenaries were only one instance of a frequent military practice, approved by international jurists of the time and used by the British in all their eighteenth-century wars. This study (dealing with one of the six contingents known inaccurately  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Atwood, Rodney.
Hessians.
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1980
XI, 292 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Atwood
ISBN: 9780511523038 0511523033 9780521228848 0521228840 9780521526371 052152637X
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511523038
OCLC Number: 967422649
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 292 Seiten)
Contents: The German soldier trade --
The Hessians go to America --
The victories of 1776 --
The Battle of Trenton --
The campaigns of 1777-81 --
Anglo-Hessian relations --
The Hessian view of the American Revolution --
Hessian plundering --
Hessian desertion --
Recruiting in Germany --
The impact of the war on Hessen.
Responsibility: Rodney Atwood.

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This study uses German, British and American manuscript sources to put the Hessians in their historical context. The encounter of the American colonists with the Hessian troops from a disciplined  Read more...
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