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The Resource Redcoats : the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763, Stephen Brumwell

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

Label
Redcoats : the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763
Title
Redcoats
Title remainder
the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Brumwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent scholarship has highlighted the significance of the Seven Years War for the destiny of Britain's Atlantic empire. This major study offers an important new perspective through a vivid and scholarly account of the regular troops at the sharp end of that conflict's bloody and decisive American campaigns. Fresh sources are employed to challenge enduring stereotypes regarding both the social composition and military prowess of the 'redcoats'. The book shows how the humble soldiers who fought from Novia Scotia to Cuba developed a powerful esprit de corps that equipped them to defy savage discipline in defence of their 'rights'. It traces the evolution of Britain's 'American Army' from a feeble, conservative and discredited organisation into a tough, flexible and innovative force whose victories ultimately won the respect of colonial Americans. By providing a voice for these neglected shocktroops of empire, Redcoats adds flesh and blood to Georgian Britain's 'sinews of power'."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brumwell, Stephen
Dewey number
940.2/534
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E199
LC item number
.B89 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Great Britain
  • French and Indian War (United States : 1754-1763)
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
  • United States
  • Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Guerre de Sept Ans, 1756-1763
  • Soldats
  • Soldats
  • Soldats
  • États-Unis
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
  • Great Britain
  • North America
  • United States
  • West Indies
  • Krijgsmacht
  • Oorlogen
  • Britischer Soldat
  • French and Indian War
  • Storbritannien
  • Sjuårskriget 1756-1763
Label
Redcoats : the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763, Stephen Brumwell
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations used in footnotes -- Introduction : approaching the "American army" -- Britain's 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" -- Appendix: statistical tables -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm46402087
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 349 pages
Isbn
9780521807838
Lccn
2001025491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46402087
  • (OCoLC)46402087
Label
Redcoats : the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763, Stephen Brumwell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations used in footnotes -- Introduction : approaching the "American army" -- Britain's 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" -- Appendix: statistical tables -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm46402087
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 349 pages
Isbn
9780521807838
Lccn
2001025491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46402087
  • (OCoLC)46402087

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