REVIEWS engaged in a study of separatist movements in the Trans-Appalachian West. For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 17751861. By Ricardo A. Herrera. (New York: New York University Press, 2015. Pp. 272. Cloth, $55.00.) Reviewed by Rachel Engl In Liberty and the Republic, Ricardo A. Herrera provides a valuable synthesis exploring the ideological motivations of soldiers from the American Revolution through the start of the Civil War. Herrera proposes that there were continuities in what he terms "the military ethos of republicanism," that defined American soldiers' service during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (x). Herrera embarks on a bold and ambitious project, which he, himself, acknowledges, yet he falls somewhat short of his goal of fully proving that American soldiers were united across time through ideological impulses of republicanism that compelled them to service. In identifying republicanism as the central motivation for soldiers for almost 100 years, Herrera employs a definition of republicanism that does not adequately incorporate changing ideas of citizenship as well as personal factors for joining the army. Nevertheless, his book showcases the potential for new insights into military history by incorporating research and methods from social, gender, and
Journal of the Early Republic – University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: Feb 23, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera