Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865

TitleBarbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLee, Wayne E.
Number of Pages352
PublisherOxford University Press
CityOxford ; New York
Abstract

The most important conflicts in the founding of the English colonies and the American republic were fought against enemies either totally outside of their society or within it: barbarians or brothers. In this work, Wayne E. Lee presents a searching exploration of early modern English and American warfare, looking at the sixteenth-century wars in Ireland, the English Civil War, the colonial Anglo-Indian wars, the American Revolution, and the American Civil War. Crucial to the level of violence in each of these conflicts was the perception of the enemy as either a brother (a fellow countryman).

Short TitleBarbarians and Brothers
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