In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Matthew P. Dziennik, an Assistant Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy and author of The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier (Yale University Press, 2015), presents us with one of these imperial stories. Specifically, we’re going to investigate the world of the 18th-century Scottish Highlands and how the 12,000 soldiers the Highlands sent to North America shaped the course of the British Empire during Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution.
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