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This book examines a hitherto neglected aspect of the War of American Independence, providing the first wide-ranging exploration of the impact of this conflict upon the economy, society, and culture of the British Isles. Stephen Conway sheds new light on recent debates about the war-waging efficiency of the British state and on the role of war in the creation of a BritishThis book examines a hitherto neglected aspect of the War of American Independence, providing the first wide-ranging exploration of the impact of this conflict upon the economy, society, and culture of the British Isles. Stephen Conway sheds new light on recent debates about the war-waging efficiency of the British state and on the role of war in the creation of a British national identity. This is a probing account of the profound impact of the war which further challenges the established model of eighteenth-century wars as being 'limited' in the demands and effects....

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ISBN : 9780198206590
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 424 Pages
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  • Mommalibrarian
    2018-11-11 16:28

    Style is terse, choppy and dense. The author very briefly reviews a lot of authors on the topic of each chapter and then quotes a lot of original sources. Everything is written as if you were incredibly familiar with the information already. Terms are used and not defined 'the corporation'. Old English terms are used with no footnotes. There are copious footnotes for all the references but the style is difficult to crack. After the first citation from a source some abbreviation is used on all subsequent references. On page 200 you might have a footnote "BL p.316" and have to read footnotes back for 50 pages before you find something that 'might' be abbreviated BL. There is no key so of course you could be wrong. Definitely not for the amateur who just wants the British point of view on the American Revolution.