Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic

TitleSuffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsResch, John Phillips
Number of Pages319
PublisherUniversity of Massachusetts Press
CityAmherst
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"This book examines how the moral sentiment of gratitude, as expressed in the image of the suffering soldier, transformed the memory of the Revolutionary War, political culture, and public policy in the early American Republic. This popular depiction removed the stigma of vice and treason from the Continental Army, legitimized the army as a republican institution, and credited it with securing independence. By glorifying the now aged, impoverished, and infirm Continental soldiers as republican warriors, the image also accentuated the nation's guilt for its ingratitude toward the veterans."--Jacket.

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