Soldiers, Sugar, and Seapower: The British Expeditions to the West Indies and the War against Revolutionary France

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9780198229650: Soldiers, Sugar, and Seapower: The British Expeditions to the West Indies and the War against Revolutionary France

Why did Britain put so much effort into fighting Revolutionary France in the Caribbean? The first full-scale study of the politics, economics, administration, and costly execution of these expeditions, this book casts new light on British military power and its connection with economic strength in the late 18th century. Professor Duffy contends that the war waged in the West Indies changed the future of the Caribbean, altered European attitudes towards blacks, and enabled Britain to sustain its war effort in Europe.

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'presented in a readable and informed manner, and the author is to be congratulated on his achievement' History and Archaeology Review 'scholarly and interesting study' British Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies 'coherent, lucidly written and skilfully balancing narrative with analysis ... He brings to his work an attribute unusual in an historian of his breadth of vision: a mastery of the structure and dynamics of the armed forces, on whose capabilities strategy rests. He has made a distinguished and indispensable contribution to the history of British warfare.' Piers Mackesy, Pembroke College, Oxford, Historical Journal 'Duffy's book is both an admirable synthesis of this work and a lucid, stimulating exposition of his own thesis ... he has consulted a wide range of British official archives and private papers, provided numbers of clear maps and a good bibliography and got the footnotes correctly placed' P.K. Crimmin, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, The Historial Association ' this magnificent and scholarly work ... is an enlightening record of the expeditions ... A classic academic work, which I highly recommend.' Fighting Forces 'valuable study of operations in the region as a whole ... excellent account of the campaigns' 'a major contribution to our understanding of British strategy in the war against the French Republic. Dr Duffy has presented a much needed re-assessment, supported by a lucid and authoritative description of the campaigns' Richard Harding, Times Higher Educational Supplement

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