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Militias, past and present

McCormack, M. (2017) Militias, past and present. Invited Presentation presented to: Spoonful of Knowledge lecture series, Dickens Inn, 4 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, 28 March 2017.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Presentation)
Abstract: The recent militia standoff in Oregon has refocused attention on the political idea of the armed citizen. In this talk, Matthew McCormack will show that Britain and America had long traditions of amateur soldiering. The heyday of this was the eighteenth century, when America rebelled against the British Crown and the British maintained a huge part-time force known as the “New Militia” to guard against French invasion. Drawing on his new book Embodying the Militia in Georgian England (Oxford UP, 2015), he will think about the past and the present of the citizen soldier.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA40 Political, military, naval, and Air Force history
Creators: McCormack, Matthew
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 28 March 2017
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: Spoonful of Knowledge lecture series
Event Dates: 28 March 2017
Event Location: Dickens Inn, 4 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough
Event Type: Other
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated

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