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Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution by John Gilbert McCurdy (review)

Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution by John... R EV I EW S EDITED BY JESSICA CHOPPIN RONEY AND WHITNEY MARTINKO Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution. By John Gilbert McCurdy. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019. Pp. 328. Cloth, $45.00.) Reviewed by Rachel Engl In the Declaration of I den pen dence, colonists opined against the q-uar tering of British troops as one of the enumerated grievances t -hey ad dressed to King George III. This experience was nloit mi ted just to colonists in Boston or other major cities in British North A i ca. B mey r contrast, as John McCurdy compellingly reveals in his book, Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution, this practice pervaded British colonies throughout the Atlantic world. The Crown wae s a ger to station troops throughout North A i cam , er yet British oc ffi ials did not fully anticipate the ramic fi ations of this plan. In the years leading up to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, dealing with British troops had become a r ie ta y i l ntimately known to most c-olo nists across North Am ie cr a. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution by John Gilbert McCurdy (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 40 (4) – Nov 12, 2020

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R EV I EW S EDITED BY JESSICA CHOPPIN RONEY AND WHITNEY MARTINKO Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution. By John Gilbert McCurdy. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019. Pp. 328. Cloth, $45.00.) Reviewed by Rachel Engl In the Declaration of I den pen dence, colonists opined against the q-uar tering of British troops as one of the enumerated grievances t -hey ad dressed to King George III. This experience was nloit mi ted just to colonists in Boston or other major cities in British North A i ca. B mey r contrast, as John McCurdy compellingly reveals in his book, Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution, this practice pervaded British colonies throughout the Atlantic world. The Crown wae s a ger to station troops throughout North A i cam , er yet British oc ffi ials did not fully anticipate the ramic fi ations of this plan. In the years leading up to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, dealing with British troops had become a r ie ta y i l ntimately known to most c-olo nists across North Am ie cr a.

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Nov 12, 2020

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