Summary Of Christopher Hibbert's Redcoats And Rebels

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Christopher Hibbert’s book “Redcoats and Rebels” is a narrative of the American Revolution told from the British point of view. The book incorporates many facts and material that most readers are not too familiar with as many books on the American Revolution are told from the American side. Discussing the war from this point of view illustrates the growing tensions This perspective provides information necessary to understand the struggles and how the British actually lost the war. The American Revolution was discussed to its entirety throughout the book giving details as to how the British lost the war. Each chapter illustrates different battles, strategies, and feelings of the war by the British people during the war. Causes of the war were apparent as tensions continued to rise due to the continued taxation of the colonies in order to raise money. The book opens with multiple acts of defiance towards the taxes imposed on them due to the Stamp Act and Tea Act. But the “opposition to the Stamp Act was not confined to the colonies”(Hibbert, 10), showing how most people, even those who approved of …show more content…

According to www.theguardian.com Christopher Hibbert, “wrote in a careful, measured and meticulous style, not seeking to impose his personality on his prose, preferring to present the facts to the reader, to set his story out before them, rather than to embellish his research with supposition, theory and conjecture”. Keeping the book free of personal opinions strengthens the connotation of this narrative by providing concrete, unbiased facts of the background behind the war. Hibbert can familiarize himself with those fighting in the war as he himself was enlisted in the London Irish Rifles fighting alongside the British Army. He was also recognized as one of the most popular historians of his time which in turn makes the facts he states credible for his

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