Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War of Independence

Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War of Independence

Miller, Ken

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Miller reveals how wartime pressures nurtured a budding patriotism in the ethnically diverse revolutionary community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The challenge of creating an autonomous national identity in the newly emerging United States was nowhere more evident than in Lancaster, where the establishment of a detention camp served as a flashpoint for new conflict in a community already unsettled by stark ethnic, linguistic, and religious differences. Paperback. Cornell Univ. Press, 2014. 247 pages.