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Slaves in Red Coats: The British West India Regiments, 1795-1815
     

Slaves in Red Coats: The British West India Regiments, 1795-1815

by Roger Norman Buckley, Roger N. Buckley
 
Buckley's acute analysis shows how the creation of a large body of slave soldiers caused dramatic modifications in the social order. To avoid conflict with police regulations, for example, it was necessary in 1807 for Parliament to manumit 10,000 military slaves by a single act. Slaves in Red Coats is the first systematic analysis of the effect of war on New World

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Buckley's acute analysis shows how the creation of a large body of slave soldiers caused dramatic modifications in the social order. To avoid conflict with police regulations, for example, it was necessary in 1807 for Parliament to manumit 10,000 military slaves by a single act. Slaves in Red Coats is the first systematic analysis of the effect of war on New World slavery.

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ISBN-13:
9780300022162
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1979
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.86(d)

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