The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Paperback | July 15, 2002

byStephen Conway

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This book examines a hitherto neglected aspect of the War of American Independence, providing the first wide- ranging account of the impact of this eighteenth-century conflict upon the politics, economy, society, and culture of the British Isles. The author examines the level of militaryparticipation - which was much greater than is usually appreciated - and explores the war's effects on subjects as varied as parliamentary reform, religious toleration, and attitudes to empire. The book casts new light upon recent debate about the war-waging efficiency of the British state and therole of war in the creation of a sense of 'Britishness'. The thematic chapters are supplemented by local case-studies of six very different communities the length and breadth of the British Isles.

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This book examines a hitherto neglected aspect of the War of American Independence, providing the first wide- ranging account of the impact of this eighteenth-century conflict upon the politics, economy, society, and culture of the British Isles. The author examines the level of militaryparticipation - which was much greater than is us...

Stephen Conway is a Reader in History, University College London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199254559

ISBN - 13:9780199254552

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Mobilization2. The Economic Impact3. The War, Society, and Culture4. Divisions within the Whole5. Uniting the Nations?6. Parliamentary Power and Parliamentary Reform7. Religious Reform and Religious Reaction8. The Local Dimension9. War, Peace, and EmpireConclusionBibliographyIndex

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`He draws on an impressive range of documentary materials... extensively used... Stephen Conway makes out a formidable case.'W.A. Speck, TLS 06/10/00