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From Tension to Victory: Overcoming Civilian and Martial Differences on Honor and Virtue during the Later War Years

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This part studies the persistence of the old order of honor, dishonor, and the loss of virtue during the middle–late years of the war. It presents the varying conceptions of honor and virtue that ... More


Resentment and Betrayal, 1779–1781

Carlton F.W. Larson

in The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190932749
eISBN:
9780190932770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932749.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter describes the aftermath of the Philadelphia acquittals, which generated enormous resentment, leading to vituperative newspaper exchanges over the jury’s role in treason cases, ... More


“This Class of Britain’s Heroes”: From the Fall of Charleston to Yorktown

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Patriot political and communication leaders clung to images of British proxies as mirror opposites of heroic American freedom fighters in 1780 and 1781. In what would be the war's final, desperate ... More


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