Research events

Militias, Past and Present

Date:
28 March 2017
Public event:
Yes
Time:
6.00PM - 8.00PM
Booking required:
Yes
Venue:
Dickens Inn Coffee Shop
 
Contact information

Name: Student recruitment team
T: 01642 342291
E: enquiries@tees.ac.uk


The militia standoff in Oregon last year has refocused attention
on the political idea of the armed citizen. The heyday of the
armed citizen was the 18th century, when America rebelled
against the British crown and the British maintained a huge
part-time force known as the new militia to guard against
French invasion. Dr Matthew McCormack will show that Britain
and America had long traditions of amateur soldiering, and
focus on the past and the present of the citizen soldier.

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