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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31108-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28269-8
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