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A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

Kyle F. Zelner


While it lasted only sixteen months, King Philip's War (1675–1676) was arguably one of the most significant of the colonial wars that wracked early America. As the first major military crisis to directly strike one of the Empire's most important possessions: the Massachusetts Bay Colony, King Philip's War marked the first time that Massachusetts had to mobilize mass numbers of ordinary, local men to fight. This book challenges traditional interpretations of who was called to serve during this period. Drawing on muster and pay lists as well as countless historical records, the book demonstrates ... More

Keywords: King Philip's War, colonial war, America, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Essex County, military crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814797181
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814797181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kyle F. Zelner, author