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The Resource Abraham in arms : war and gender in colonial New England, Ann M. Little

Abraham in arms : war and gender in colonial New England, Ann M. Little

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Abraham in arms : war and gender in colonial New England
Title
Abraham in arms
Title remainder
war and gender in colonial New England
Statement of responsibility
Ann M. Little
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a reinterpretation of the years between 1620 and 1763, Ann M. Little reveals how ideas about gender and family life were central to the ways people in colonial New England, and their neighbors in New France and Indian Country, described their experiences in cross-cultural warfare. Little argues that English, French, and Indian people had broadly similar ideas about gender and authority. Because they understood both warfare and political power to be intertwined expressions of manhood, colonial warfare may be understood as a contest of different styles of masculinity. For New England men, what had once been a masculinity based on household headship, Christian piety, and the duty to protect family and faith became one built around the more abstract notions of British nationalism, anti-Catholicism, and soldiering for the Empire." "Based on archival research in both French and English sources, court records, captivity narratives, and the private correspondence of ministers and war officials, Abraham in Arms reconstructs colonial New England as a frontier borderland in which religious, cultural, linguistic, and geographic boundaries were permeable, fragile, and contested by Europeans and Indians alike."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Little, Ann M
Dewey number
974/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F7
LC item number
.L68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Masculinity
  • Sex role
  • English
  • Indians of North America
  • French
  • New England
  • New England
  • New England
  • New England
Label
Abraham in arms : war and gender in colonial New England, Ann M. Little
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of wars of the Northeastern Borderlands, 1636-1763 -- Onward Christian soldiers, 1678 -- "You dare not fight, you are all one like women": the contest of masculinities in the seventeenth century -- "What are you an Indian or an English-man?" Cultural cross-dressing in the northeastern borderlands -- "Insolent" squaws and "unreasonable" masters: Indian captivity and family life -- "A Jesuit will ruin you body & soul!" Daughters of New England in Canada -- "Who will be masters of America the French or the English?" Manhood and imperial warfare in the eighteenth century -- Epilogue: on the plains of Abraham
Control code
69671999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780812239652
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780812239652
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Abraham in arms : war and gender in colonial New England, Ann M. Little
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of wars of the Northeastern Borderlands, 1636-1763 -- Onward Christian soldiers, 1678 -- "You dare not fight, you are all one like women": the contest of masculinities in the seventeenth century -- "What are you an Indian or an English-man?" Cultural cross-dressing in the northeastern borderlands -- "Insolent" squaws and "unreasonable" masters: Indian captivity and family life -- "A Jesuit will ruin you body & soul!" Daughters of New England in Canada -- "Who will be masters of America the French or the English?" Manhood and imperial warfare in the eighteenth century -- Epilogue: on the plains of Abraham
Control code
69671999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780812239652
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780812239652
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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