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Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

John McCurdy

Abstract

This book examines the quartering of British soldiers in North America in the eighteenth century, using ideas of place to understand the political and social history of quartering. In colonial America, quartering in houses was common, but this practice was challenged with the arrival of the British army during the French and Indian War. Eager to keep British regulars out of private homes, the colonists built barracks and planted military geography in the heart of their cities. The Quartering Act emerged after the war as an attempt to extend British rights and responsibilities to the colonies, ... More

Keywords: Billets, Army, Military, Geography, Privacy, Barracks, Quartering, Revolution, United States, Third Amendment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501736605
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501736605.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John McCurdy, author
Eastern Michigan University