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Tango0112 Aug 2017 10:07 p.m. PST

… Culture During the War of 1812.

"During the War of 1812, the United States employed a variety of temporary military forces to supplement their
regular troops. While many of these temporary forces were absorbed into the regular body of the United States military, privateers found themselves isolated from other types of service, by both physical distance and a lack of social cohesion. Th is paper examines the root causes of separable American privateering culture during the War of 1812, contrasting it with the experience of American militiamen during the same war…"

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