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Soldiers, Sugar and Seapower

  • Livre Relié
  • 432 Nombre de pages
'Soldiers, Sugar, and Seapower' examines the politics, economics, administration, and execution of the expeditions to the West Ind... Lire la suite
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'Soldiers, Sugar, and Seapower' examines the politics, economics, administration, and execution of the expeditions to the West Indies which were mounted by the British against the French during the Revolutionary Wars. The author sets these expeditions in their proper place as one of the most difficult and dangerous wars in British history.

'presented in a readable and informed manner, and the author is to be congratulated on his achievement' History and Archaeology Review

Résumé
This is the first full-scale examination of the politics, economics, adminstration, and execution of the expeditions to the West Indies which were mounted by the British against the French during the Revolutionary Wars. Hitherto these have been regarded as a side-show to the campaigns that were taking place in Europe; but the author, emphasizing the importance of the Caribbean in the Atlantic economy of the late eighteenth century, explains them as a bid for decisive supremacy in the battle for trade, seapower, and the sinews of war. Britain committed tens of thousands of soldiers to the struggle, while France retaliated by inciting colonial rebellion in a war which changed the future of the Caribbean, altered European attitudes to negroes, and enabled Britain to sustain its war effort in Europe. Soldiers, Sugar, and Seapower sets the West Indies expeditions in their proper place as one of the most difficult and dangerous wars in British history, and places the fighting in its political, economic, and logistical context.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Soldiers, Sugar and Seapower
Sous-titre: The British Expeditions to the West Indies and the War Against Revolutionary France
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Code EAN: 9780198229650
ISBN: 978-0-19-822965-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 432
Poids: 662g
Taille: H223mm x B145mm x T29mm
Année: 1987