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

TitleRedcoats: The British Soldier and War in the Americas, 1755–1763
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBrumwell, Stephen
Number of Pages360
PublisherCambridge University Press
City, CountryCambridge
Abstract

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).

Short TitleRedcoats
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