The British Isles and the War of American Independence

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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 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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Stephen Conway is a Reader in History at University College London.

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`Useful for the detail it gives about British reaction to the war.' CHOICE

`An heroic effort of archival research arrayed in elegantly argued chapters.' Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 29, no. 2

`Exemplary ... a highly persuasive, detailed and even-handed balance-sheet of the domestic dimensions of global war.' Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 29, no. 2

`The most refreshing perspective is Conway's treatment of the impact of the war on the topic of Britishness, and this is penetratingly analysed at provincial, sub-national and British levels.' EHR June 01

`Stephen Conway has produced an excellent and important book, one that is provocative and wide-ranging. His study is based on a comprehensive survey of the relevant British, Irish, and American archives as well as an extensive and sophisticated reading of the secondary literature. His research is impeccable, his writing fluent, and his thesis important and subtly argued - all in all, a model of modern scholarship. It deserves a broad audience and should command the attention of all those interested in the intersection of military and social history as well as students of the American Revolution and eighteenth-century Britain.' Frank Cogliano, The Journal of Military History

`Conway ... draws on an impressive range of documentary materials.' W.A. Speck, Times Literary Supplement, 6th Oct, 2000.

`Students ... frequently react with surprise when advised that the American Revolution was a central event in British history. The appearance of Conway s work should ensure that, in future, the news comes as less of a shock to them.' Dr S-M Grant, Reviews in History.

`brief but informative local snapshots enable him to highlight, at the micro level, many of the macro trends he has identified in the body of the work.' Dr S-M Grant, Reviews in History.

`the material is extremely well-controlled throughout.' Dr S-M Grant, Reviews in History.

`He draws on an impressive range of documentary materials... extensively used... Stephen Conway makes out a formidable case.' W.A. Speck, TLS 06/10/00

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