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By Michael N. McConnell

The finish of the Seven Years’ warfare chanced on Britain’s specialist military in the USA dealing with new and unusual tasks. as well as occupying the lately conquered French settlements in Canada, redcoats have been ordered into the trans-Appalachian west, into the little-known and lots more and plenty disputed territories that lay among British, French, and Spanish the United States. There the warriors came upon themselves serving as occupiers, police, and diplomats in an unlimited territory marked via severe climatic variation—a international decidedly assorted from Britain or the settled American colonies.
 
Going past the conflict event, Army and Empire examines the lives and studies of British infantrymen within the complicated, evolving cultural frontiers of the West in British the United States. From the 1st visual appeal of the redcoats within the West until eventually the outbreak of the yankee Revolution, Michael N. McConnell explores all elements of peacetime provider, together with the warriors’ nutrition and future health, psychological wellbeing and fitness, social lifestyles, transportation, garments, and the outfitted environments during which they lived and labored. McConnell seems on the military at the frontier for what it was once: a set of small groups of fellows, ladies, and youngsters confronted with the demanding situations of surviving at the a long way western fringe of empire.

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