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Max M. Mintz
Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, CT 06515-1355)

Washington and Gates: The Burden and the Challenge

To study the conflict between Washington, the aloof Virginia aristocrat and critic of over-familiarity between officers and enlisted men, and Gates, the folksy democrat and champion of short-term militia who personified New England expansionist demands. PI will study both the character and motivation of Washington and Gates and thus illuminate the problems of leadership rivalry, civilian-military relationships, and popular tensions both during the Revolution and after.

Project fields:
U.S. History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977