The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society: War and Society in the United States, 1775-83, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society

War and Society in the United States, 1775-83, 1st Edition

By Harry M. Ward

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320 pages

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The War fo Independence had a substantial impact on the lives of all Americans, establishing a nation and confirming American identity. The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society focuses on a conflict which was both civil war and revolution and assesses how Americans met the challenges of adapting to the ideals of Independence and Republicanism.

The war effected political reconstruction and brought economic self sufficiency and expansion, but it also brought oppression of dissenting and ethnic minorities, broadened the divide between the affluent and the poor and strengthened the institution of slavery.

Focusing on the climate of war itself and its effects on the lives of those who lived through it, this book includes discussion of:

*Recruitment and Society

*The Home Front

*Constraints on Liberty

*Women and family during the war years

*African Americans and Native Americans

The War for Independence is a fascinating account of the wider dimension to the meaning of the American Revolution.

About the Series

Warfare and History

This new series of single-authored books on war, warfare and society marks a major new publishing initiative in military history for undergraduate students. Covering the whole span of history, the series seeks to encourage works on the impact of war and the preparations for war on social, economic and political developments. The books will eschew the 'battles and generals' approach, and seek to place militarism in context.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS036030
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)