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War, Empire and Slavery, 1770–1830

  • Richard Bessel
  • Nicholas Guyatt
  • Jane Rendall

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: War, Empire and Slavery, 1770–1830

    1. Richard Bessel, Nicholas Guyatt, Jane Rendall
      Pages 1-18
  3. A World in Upheaval

  4. Freedom and Captivity

  5. Identity and Difference

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-299

About this book


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.


Africa Caribbean empire Europe France Haiti independence India liberty Napoleon revolution Russia Southern Africa warfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Bessel
    • 1
  • Nicholas Guyatt
    • 1
  • Jane Rendall
    • 2
  1. 1. University of YorkUK
  2. 2.Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies University of YorkUK

About the editors

CAITLIN ANDERSON Visiting Fellow at the Center for History and Economics, Harvard University, USA C. A. BAYLY Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge, UK IAN COLLER Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia LAURENT DUBOIS Professor of History, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA REBECCA EARLE History Department, University of Warwick, UK JOANNA DE GROOT Senior Lecturer in History, University of York, UK JANET HARTLEY Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK LYMAN L. JOHNSON Professor of History and Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA ALEJANDRO M. RABINOVICH Doctoral candidate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France MARIE-JEANNE ROSSIGNOL Professor in American Studies, the University Paris Diderot, France FOTEINI VLACHOU Doctoral candidate, the University of Crete, Greece JULIE WINCH Professor of History, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA NIGEL WORDEN Professor of Historical Studies, the University of Cape Town, South Africa

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