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Roots of Conflict: British Armed Forces and Colonial Americans, 1677-1763

Douglas Edward Leach


This book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. It reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that evolved before 1763 and which became an important factor leading to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Using research from both England and the United States, the author provides a comprehensive study of this complex historical relationship. British professional armed forces first were stationed in significant numbers in the colonies during the last quarter of the seventeenth century. During earl ... More

Keywords: American colonists, colonies, British armed forces, British standing army, Revolution, Anglo-American attitudes, stereotypes, Revolutionary War, professional armed forces, British soldiers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780807842584
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807898796_leach


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Edward Leach, author