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The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Stephen Conway


This book examines a hitherto neglected aspect of the War of American Independence, providing the first wide-ranging account of the impact of this 18th-century conflict upon the politics, economy, society, and culture of the British Isles. The book examines the level of military participation — 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 the role of war in the cr ... More

Keywords: War of American Independence, British Isles, parliamentary reform, religious toleration, Britishness, military participation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199254552
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Conway, author
Reader in History, University College London
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