‘Civilization or Death to All Savages’: Soldiers, Indians, and Congress’s War on the Revolutionary Frontier

Delivered at the annual Society for Military History Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in April 2014 US Indian policies during the Revolutionary War were in large part characterized by efforts at cultural conversion. Some historians have noted the practical considerations of such policies.[1] While significant, however, it is also important to apprehend that the Indian … Continue reading ‘Civilization or Death to All Savages’: Soldiers, Indians, and Congress’s War on the Revolutionary Frontier

Fathers of Progress: Quakers, Masculinity, the American Revolution, and the Birth of Reform

Delivered at the annual Graduate Student History Conference at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada in September 2012 Little research has been done on the role of Quaker men as conscientious objectors during the American Revolution.[i] The few works that do exist on the subject do little more than lump them with British loyalists, despite … Continue reading Fathers of Progress: Quakers, Masculinity, the American Revolution, and the Birth of Reform