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Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money$
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Erik Simpson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748636440

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.001.0001

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Encountering the Mercenary: Native American Auxiliaries, the American Revolution, and Charlotte Smith

Encountering the Mercenary: Native American Auxiliaries, the American Revolution, and Charlotte Smith

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(p.61) Chapter 2 Encountering the Mercenary: Native American Auxiliaries, the American Revolution, and Charlotte Smith
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Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830
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Simpson Erik

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.003.0002

This chapter takes a look at some novels by Charlotte Smith that situate the victims of mercenary marriage in the midst of characters who write and fight for money. It studies these works to shed some light on the kinship between eligible young women and unaffiliated mercenaries. The chapter examines the French and British old regimes' use of mercenary forces and the support of the anti-Revolutionary patriarchy for marriages formed by harsh mercenary husbands and parents. It shows a dichotomy between the voluntaristic associations of the opponents of mercenaries and the mercenary structures of the anti-Revolutionaries. The chapter also considers the complications raised by the novels with the celebration of Revolutionary volunteerism.

Keywords:   mercenary marriage, Charlotte Smith, mercenary forces, anti-Revolutionary patriarchy, voluntaristic associations, mercenary structures, Revolutionary volunteerism

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