Author Results for Richard Hall

Book Review-‘Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, slavery, and the origins of the British Atlantic Empire’ by A. L. Swingen

By Richard Hall

Discussions about the nature of the British Empire have been many and diverse and Abigail Swingen’s Competing Visions of Empire provides a fascinating exploration of the connections between economics, domestic politics, international relations, slavery and empire. Central to Swingen’s book are the debates about how to provide sufficient labour for the colonies; something which eventually […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review – ‘War in the Chesapeake: The British campaigns to control the bay, 1813–1814’ by Richard Hall

By Richard Hall

The term ‘forgotten war’ is one normally associated with the Korean Conflict of 1950–3. Yet such a term can also be applied to perhaps one of the most contemporarily traumatic, but now overlooked, wars of the early nineteenth century: the so-called War of 1812. It was once said by Francis Parkman that ‘great events obscure […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy