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Ward, Harry M.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 10,784 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: E209, 973.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harry M Ward
"Unite or die" : intercolony relations, 1690-1763 by Harry M Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution : nationhood achieved, 1763-1788 by Harry M Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era of the American Revolution was a defining moment in history. It bore witness to the transformation of colonists into citizens of a new nation and the setting of goals for a free people by which to guide posterity. Original materials for writing the history of the Revolution are abundant, and during the past half-century historians have expanded the prospects for study of the Revolutionary War era. Although much remains to be accomplished, new studies have added greatly to our knowledge of the establishment of Independence and the birth of the Republic, and new perspectives have been initiated. The American Revolution: Nationhood Achieved, 1763-1788 draws on the multifaceted contributions of recent historiography, as well as older sources and primary sources, in presenting a measured overview of the Revolutionary experience. It embraces not just the war or ideology or political development but also the people behind the scenes whose lives were affected by the war. Professor Ward provides a fresh view of the experience during this period, giving the reader an understanding of the events and the decisions that gave meaning to American character and nationhood
The war for independence and the transformation of American society by Harry M Ward( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War for Independence had substantial impact on the lives of all Americans, establishing a nation and confirming American identity. This book focuses on a conflict which was both civil war and revolution, and assesses how Americans coped with the shock waves and met the challenge of adapting to the ideals of Independence and Republicanism.; While the war effected political reconstruction and brought economic self-sufficiency and expansion, it also had a negative side in the oppression of dissenting and ethnic minorities. The text seeks to highlight the effect of the war on the lives of those who lived through it
The united colonies of New England, 1643-90 by Harry M Ward( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statism in Plymouth Colony by Harry M Ward( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of War, 1781-1795 by Harry M Ward( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richmond during the Revolution, 1775-83 by Harry M Ward( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the lines : banditti of the American Revolution by Harry M Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account depicts the roving bands of robbers, known as banditti, who plagued the countryside in areas not fully under the control of either army. The Revolutionary War was not a "polite" conflict between orderly troops and gentlemanly officers. Civilians on the home front suffered considerably. This account depicts the ugly side of the War for Independence, where roving bands of robbers, known as banditti, plagued the countryside in areas not fully under the control of either army. Regardless of their political sympathies, American civilians lived in terror of these well-armed gangs of looters, who frequently engaged in torture, arson, and murder. The players in this sordid tale, chiefly motivated by greed, chose their victims indiscriminately and then returned to sanctuary. Many civilians fled their homes, leaving large sections of New York, Georgia, and the Carolinas as no-man's-land, where near anarchy and the complete disruption of civilian justice only abetted the success of the marauders. Ward details the activities of the most prominent banditti and looks at the horrors and devastation of their actions. His account challenges readers to look beyond the set-piece battles and even past the guerrilla activities, to examine what life was like for those caught between the lines
George Washington's enforcers : policing the Continental Army by Harry M Ward( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A well-disciplined army was vital to win American independence, but policing soldiers during the Revolution presented challenges. George Washington's Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army examines how justice was left to the overlapping duties of special army personnel and how an improvised police force imposed rules and regulations on the common soldier. Historian Harry M. Ward describes these methods of police enforcement, emphasizing the brutality experienced by the enlisted men who were punished severely for even light transgressions. This volume explores the influences that shaped army practice and the quality of the soldiery, the enforcement of military justice, the use of guards as military police, and the application of punishment. Washington's army, which adopted the organization and justice code of the British army, labored under the direction of ill-trained and arrogant officers. Ward relates how the enlisted men, who had a propensity for troublemaking and desertion, not only were victims of the double standard that existed between officers and regular troops but also lacked legal protection in the army. The enforcement of military justice afforded the accused with little due process support. Ward discusses the duties of the various personnel responsible for training and enforcing the standards of behavior, including duty officers, adjutants, brigade majors, inspectors, and sergeant majors. He includes the roles of life guards, camp guards, quarter guards, picket men, and safe guards, whose responsibilities ranged from escorting the commander in chief, intercepting spies and stragglers, and protecting farmers from marauding soldiers to searching for deserters, rounding up unauthorized personnel, and looking for delinquents in local towns and taverns. George Washington's Enforcers, which includes sixteen illustrations, also addresses the executions of the period, as both ritual and spectacle, and the deterrent value of capital punishment. Ward explains how Washington himself mixed clemency with severity and examines how army policies tested the mettle of this chief disciplinarian, who operated by the dictates of military necessity as perceived at the time."--Publisher description
Duty, honor, or country : General George Weedon and the American Revolution by Harry M Ward( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Scott and the "spirit of '76" by Harry M Ward( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major General Adam Stephen and the cause of American liberty by Harry M Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial America, 1607-1763 by Harry M Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General William Maxwell and the New Jersey Continentals by Harry M Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Going down hill" : legacies of the American Revolutionary War by Harry M Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Virginia and for independence : twenty-eight Revolutionary War soldiers from the Old Dominion by Harry M Ward( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These portraits of 28 Virginia Revolutionary soldiers expand the historical record of those who have earned the appellation of hero. Whether as infantryman, cavalryman, marine, militiaman, spy, frontier fighter or staffer, all performed with distinction that contributed to victory"--Provided by publisher
Public Executions in Richmond, Virginia : a History, 1782-1907 by Harry M Ward( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book narrates the history of the executions--hangings, and during the Civil War also firing squads--that formed a large part of Richmond, Virginia's entertainment picture. Revulsion slowly mounted until the introduction of the electric chair. The history has a cast of unusual characters--the condemned, the crime victims, family members, and the executioners"--Provided by publisher
Richmond : an illustrated history by Harry M Ward( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the streets of Richmond, 1865-1920 by Harry M Ward( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richmond in the late 19th century was not the genteel peaceful community historians have made it. Virginia's capital was cosmopolitan, boisterous and crime-ridden. The juvenile delinquents of Richmond were held accountable in the Police Court. What emerges from the public record is a picture of what life was really like in the post-Reconstruction urban South"--
When fate summons : a biography of General Richard Butler, 1743-1791 by Harry M Ward( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The American Revolution : nationhood achieved, 1763-1788
Alternative Names
Harry M. Ward Amerikaans historicus

Harry M. Ward historian

Ward, Harry M.

Ward, Harry Merril 1929-

Languages
English (118)

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The war for independence and the transformation of American societyBetween the lines : banditti of the American RevolutionGeorge Washington's enforcers : policing the Continental ArmyGeneral William Maxwell and the New Jersey Continentals"Going down hill" : legacies of the American Revolutionary WarFor Virginia and for independence : twenty-eight Revolutionary War soldiers from the Old Dominion