British Army in the West Indies: Society and the Military in the Revolutionary Age

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This Social and Political history depicts a military community being shaped and defined in an era of revolutionary change: the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars at the end of the eighteenth century. Within the framework of war and society, Roger Buckley gives us a detailed picture of the British West Indies army in the Caribbean theater, especially the manner in which the garrison affected, and was itself affected by, the Caribbean social, political, and economic ...
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This Social and Political history depicts a military community being shaped and defined in an era of revolutionary change: the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars at the end of the eighteenth century. Within the framework of war and society, Roger Buckley gives us a detailed picture of the British West Indies army in the Caribbean theater, especially the manner in which the garrison affected, and was itself affected by, the Caribbean social, political, and economic landscape.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789766400637
  • Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Pages: 462

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Graphs
Preface
Pt. 1 The Environmental Setting and Development of the West Indian Garrison
1 Adjusting to the West Indian Physical Environment 3
2 Formation of the West Indian Garrison 40
Pt. 2 The Garrison Community
3 Give Me Men, Any Men! - And Boys Too! 91
4 Military Artisans, Dependents, and Civilians 128
Pt. 3 Conflict, Death, and Hardship as Inevitable Experiences
5 Civil-Military Relations 173
6 "Treat Them All Like Slaves": Crimes and Punishments 203
7 The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon in the West Indies, 1792-1802, 1803-1815 248
8 The Other War: The Struggle against Disease and the Revolution in Military Medicine 272
Pt. 4 The West Indian Experience
9 The Soldiers and Their World: A Day in the Life of the Garrison 325
10 The West Indies Remembered 353
11 Conclusion 357
Notes 363
Bibliography 405
Index 427
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