The soldiers of Isle Royale, 1720-45: R64-81/1979-28E-PDF

"This paper is an essay in the social history of the 18th century military. Some aspects of the life and circumstances of non-commissioned members of the Isle Royale garrison are examined for the period between the founding of the colony in 1713 and the first fall of Louisbourg in 1745. The topics considered include military organization, the conditions under which men entered and left the garrison, the role of the soldiers in building the fortress of Louisbourg, and the exploitation they suffered at the hands of their officers. A description of the mutiny of 1744 is, in some senses, the focal point of the work since, it is argued in the concluding chapter, the event can only be properly understood in terms of the unique characteristics of military life in the colony outlined in the earlier chapters"--Abstract, p. 4.

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Department/Agency Parks Canada. National Historic Parks and Sites Branch.
Title The soldiers of Isle Royale, 1720-45
Series Title History and archaeology ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language Bilingual-[English | French]
Format Electronic
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Note Historical publication digitized 2017 from print [for Parks Canada]
Date c1979.
Number of Pages 99 p.
Catalogue Number
  • R64-81/1979-28E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number QS-7091-003-EE-A1
Subject Terms Military history, Social history, Historic sites