From the earliest English settlements the survival of the infant colonies in North America depended upon local militias. Throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries the burden of successive wars with the American Indians, and with the regular troops and militias of Britain's colonial rivals France and Spain, fell mainly upon locally raised volunteers. This first of a fascinating three-part study includes a general introduction and chronology, and chapters on Crown troops in North America; and begins a colony-by-colony review of militias and provincial units. The text is illustrated with rare early images and with eight specially commissioned full colour plates.
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Table of Contents
·Introduction · Chronology · Royal Troops · Regular Regiments raised or organized in America · Colonial Militias Provincial Troops · Virginia (Militia and Provincials) · New Netherlands · New Sweden