Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Fatal LandWar, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthew P Dziennik

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196726

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196726.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see http://www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 November 2017

Spirited Martialists

Spirited Martialists

The Highlander as Military Laborer

Chapter:
(p.58) 2. Spirited Martialists
Source:
The Fatal Land
Author(s):

Matthew P. Dziennik

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0002

This chapter examines the Highland soldiers' experiences as a military laborer within the empire. Subjected to unfamiliar levels of discipline and punishment, the recruited Highlanders had been acculturated to the brutal world of soldiering in the army of King George. They also underwent corporate professionalization, making them think in new ways about their priorities and imperatives. This training included not only developing skills and social habits as soldiers, but it also made these soldiers cognizant of their rights as military laborers. Thus, living in such an imperial world exposed even the poorest Highlanders to market-orientated structures to a greater degree than they had previously experienced in the changing Highlands.

Keywords:   military laborer, corporate professionalization, Highland soldiers, King George, social habits

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.