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Markus (University Of Munich) Hunemorder - The Society of the Cincinnati. Conspiracy and Distrust in Early America.  - 9781845451073 - V9781845451073
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The Society of the Cincinnati. Conspiracy and Distrust in Early America.

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Description for The Society of the Cincinnati. Conspiracy and Distrust in Early America. Hardback. Num Pages: bibliog , index. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBJK; HBLH; JPWD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .

In 1783, the officers of the Continental Army created the Society of the Cincinnati. This veterans’ organization was founded in order to preserve the memory of the revolutionary struggle and pursue the officers' common interest in outstanding pay and pensions. Henry Knox and Frederick Steuben were the society's chief organizers; George Washington himself served as president. Soon, however, a widely distributed pamphlet by Aedanus Burke of South Carolina accused the Society of conspiracy. According to Burke, the Society of the Cincinnati was nothing less than a hereditary nobility which would subvert American republicanism into aristocracy. Soon, more critics including ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2006
Publisher
Berghahn Books United Kingdom
Condition
New
Number of Pages
220
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781845451073
SKU
V9781845451073
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99-15

About Markus (University Of Munich) Hunemorder
Markus Hünemörder teaches American history at the University of Munich. He was the first recipient of the Kade-Heideking fellowship administered by the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC.

Reviews for The Society of the Cincinnati. Conspiracy and Distrust in Early America.
“Hünemörder has written a sold history and made a substantial contribution to our understanding of the Society of the Cincinnati and the Controversy that surrounded it.” • The Journal of Southern History “The chief value of Hünemörder’s book is to place the specific controversy over the Cincinnati so well within the larger context. Students of the early ... Read more

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