The Royal American Regiment: An Atlantic Microcosm, 1755-1772

The Royal American Regiment: An Atlantic Microcosm, 1755-1772

by Alexander V. Campbell
     
 

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In the wake of Braddock’s defeat at Fort Duquesne in 1755, the British army raised the 60th, or Royal American, Regiment of Foot to fight the French and Indian War. Each of the regiment’s four battalions saw action in pivotal battles throughout the conflict. And as Alexander Campbell shows, the inclusion of foreign mercenaries and immigrant colonists… See more details below

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In the wake of Braddock’s defeat at Fort Duquesne in 1755, the British army raised the 60th, or Royal American, Regiment of Foot to fight the French and Indian War. Each of the regiment’s four battalions saw action in pivotal battles throughout the conflict. And as Alexander Campbell shows, the inclusion of foreign mercenaries and immigrant colonists alongside British volunteers made the RAR a microcosm of the Atlantic world. Not just a potent, combat-ready force, it played a key role in trade, migration, Indian diplomacy, and settlement.

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ISBN-13:
9780806141022
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Series:
Campaigns and Commanders Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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