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Author Herrmann, Rachel B., author.

Title No useless mouth : waging war and fighting hunger in the American Revolution / Rachel B. Herrmann.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 298 pages) : illustrations, maps
text file PDF
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : why the fight against hunger mattered -- Power rising. Hunger, accommodation, and violence in colonial America -- Iroquois food diplomacy in the revolutionary North -- Cherokee and Creek victual warfare in the revolutionary South -- Power in flux. Black victual warriors and hunger creation -- Fighting hunger, fearing violence after the Revolutionary War -- Learning from food laws in Nova Scotia -- Power waning. Victual imperialism and U.S. Indian policy -- Black loyalist hunger prevention in Sierra Leone -- Conclusion : why native and black revolutionaries lost the fight.
Summary "Argues that Native American and formerly enslaved communities lost the fight against hunger because white officials in the United States, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone curtailed the abilities of men and women to fight hunger on their own terms"-- Provided by publisher.
Language In English.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Indians.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- African Americans.
Food security -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Food security -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 18th century.
Food security -- Sierra Leone -- History -- 18th century.
Indians of North America -- Food -- History -- 18th century.
African Americans -- Food -- History -- 18th century.
Nova Scotia -- History -- 1763-1867.
Sierra Leone -- History -- To 1896.
HISTORY -- Military -- United States.
African Americans.
Food security.
Indians of North America -- Food.
Nova Scotia.
Sierra Leone.
United States.
American Revolution (United States : 1775-1783)
Chronological Term To 1896
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Herrmann, Rachel B. No useless mouth. Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2019 9781501716119 (DLC) 2018060505 (OCoLC)1079855087
ISBN 9781501716133 (electronic book)
1501716131 (electronic book)
9781501716126 (electronic book)
1501716123 (electronic book)
9781501716119 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.7591/9781501716133