War, Empire and Slavery, 1770-1830

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The imperial warfare of the period 1770-1830, including the American wars of independence and the Napoleonic wars, affected every continent. Covering southern India, the Caribbean, North and South America, and southern Africa, this volume explores the impact of revolutionary wars and how people's identities were shaped by their experiences.

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Overview

The imperial warfare of the period 1770-1830, including the American wars of independence and the Napoleonic wars, affected every continent. Covering southern India, the Caribbean, North and South America, and southern Africa, this volume explores the impact of revolutionary wars and how people's identities were shaped by their experiences.

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RICHARD BESSEL is Professor of Twentieth Century History at the University of York, UK. Previously he taught at the Open University and has held visiting chairs at the Universities of Bielefeld and Freiburg. His most recent books are Germany 1945: From War to Peace, and (ed. With Claudia Haake), Removing Peoples: Forced Removal in the Modern World, both published in 2009.
 
NICHOLAS GUYATT is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of York, UK. He specializes in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century American Intellectual and Political History. He is the author of Providence and the Invention of the United States, 1607-1876 (Cambridge).

JANE RENDALL taught for many years at the University of York, in the History Department, the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Centre for Women's Studies, and is now an Honorary Fellow there. She has published widely in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women's and gender history.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Series vii

Acknowledgements viii

Notes on Contributors ix

List of Maps and Illustrations xiii

List of Abbreviations xv

Introduction: War, Empire and Slavery, 1770-1830 Richard Bessel Nicholas Guyatt Jane Rendall 1

Part I A World in Upheaval

1 The 'Revolutionary Age' in the Wider World, c. 1790-1830 C. A. Bayly 21

2 The Revolutionary Abolitionists of Haiti Laurent Dubois 44

3 Race and Slavery in the Making of Arab France, 1802-15 Ian Coller 61

4 The Making of Warriors: The Militarization of the Rio de la Plata, 1806-07 Alejandro Martin Rabinovich 81

Part II Freedom and Captivity

5 The French Conspiracy of 1795: Paranoia and Opportunism on the Eve of Independence in Buenos Aires Lyman L. Johnson 101

6 Armed with Swords and Ostrich Feathers: Militarism and Cultural Revolution in the Cape Slave Uprising of 1808 Nigel Worden 121

7 Jacques-Pierre Brissot and the Fate of Atlantic Antislavery during the Age of Revolutionary Wars Marie-Jeanne Rossignol 139

8 Borderlands of Empire, Borderlands of Race Julie Winch 157

Part III Identity and Difference

9 The French Revolutionary Wars in the Spanish-American Imagination, 1789-1830 Rebecca Earle 179

10 Old Subjects, New Subjects and Non-Subjects: Silences and Subjecthood in F├ędon's Rebellion, Grenada, 1795-96 Caitlin Anderson 201

11 The Russian Empire: Military Encounters and National Identity Janet Hartley 218

12 War, Empire and the 'Other': Iranian-European Contacts in the 'Napoleonic' Era Joanna de Groot 235

13 Patriotism, Painting and the Portuguese Empire during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars Foteini Vlachou 256

Index 277

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