Redcoats: The British Soldier and War in the Americas, 1755-1763

Cambridge University Press, 9 janv. 2006 - 349 pages
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This book examines the experiences of the British Army soldiers, or 'redcoats', who fought in North America and the West Indies between 1755 and 1763. It explores the Army's distinctive society, using new evidence to provide a voice for ordinary soldiers who have previously been ignored by historians. While other books on the period concentrate upon major personalities and events, this study examines events from the perspective of the individual: the experience of combat, captivity among the Indians, the Army's women and the fate of veterans. Stephen Brumwell is a former newspaper journalist and Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Leeds and now works as a freelance writer. He is the author of scholarly articles and the co-author of The Cassell Companion to 18th Century British History (2001). Hb ISBN (2001) 0-521-80783-2

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The stereotypical impression of the British soldier during the Seven Years' War is one of a low-born, resentful, downtrodden military automaton, not especially well led by his officers, and barely ... Consulter l'avis complet

Redcoats: the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763

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This new book by British freelancer Brumwell (coauthor, Cassell's Companion to 18th-Century British History) makes a nice companion to Fred Anderson's Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Approaching the American Army
Britains war effort in the Americas
Gone for a soldier
Following the drum
The environmental parameters of American campaigning
The American Army and Native Americans
Irregular warfare in the Americas
The tactical evolution of the redcoats
The Highland battalions in the Americas
The legacies of the American Army
Statistical tables
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A former newspaper journalist, Stephen Brumwell earned his Ph.D in History from the University of Leeds in 1998. He currently works as a freelance writer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His recent publications include White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery, and Vengeance in Colonial America.

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