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Spirited Martialists: The Highlander as Military Laborer

Matthew P. Dziennik

in The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300196726
eISBN:
9780300213508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Highland soldiers' experiences as a military laborer within the empire. Subjected to unfamiliar levels of discipline and punishment, the recruited Highlanders had been ... More


The Same as Other Civilized People: Colonial Points of Contact

Matthew P. Dziennik

in The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300196726
eISBN:
9780300213508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the colonial points of contacts between Highland soldiers and Native Americans. A number of historians have identified areas of potential comparison between the peoples of the ... More


The Soldier and Highland Culture

Matthew P. Dziennik

in The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300196726
eISBN:
9780300213508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes Highland cultural attitudes and their relationship to the British state. Highlanders were as capable of ethnic conceit and an avowed sense of superiority as the most arrogant ... More


The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Matthew P Dziennik

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300196726
eISBN:
9780300213508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196726.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

More than 12,000 soldiers from the Highlands of Scotland were recruited to serve in Great Britain's colonies in the Americas in the middle to the late decades of the eighteenth century. This history ... More


Hunger and cannibalism: James Hogg’s deconstruction of Scottish military masculinities in The Three Perils of Man or War, Women, and Witchcraft!

Barbara Leonardi

in Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636.00014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter contends that hunger and cannibalism are extended metaphors that James Hogg utilises in his novel The Three Perils of Man (1822) to denounce the human losses in the Napoleonic Wars and ... More


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