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British mobilization in the war of American independence

Conway, S; (1999) British mobilization in the war of American independence. Historical Research , 72 (177) 58 - 76.

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Abstract

This article argues that the mass arming in Britain during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars was not a wholly new phenomenon but the culmination of a long-running process of greater mobilization of manpower. That process was significantly advanced in the American war, when more Britons and Irishmen went into uniform than in any earlier eighteenth-century conflict, and when men from widely different social backgrounds participated in a military or naval capacity. © Institute of Historical Research 1999.

Type: Article
Title: British mobilization in the war of American independence
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > History
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/83510
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