I’ve just been published in the Journal of the American Revolution. Here’s an excerpt:
Nowhere was Britain’s struggle more obvious and more significant than in India.
In this theater, in which the British East Company faced off against the Kingdom of Mysore in South India, the British Empire faced challenges that might sound familiar to anyone in the modern West: an opponent under an Islamic regime, a corporation ‘too big to fail,’ a question of grand strategy. The British of course had a large stake in America, but it was these challenges that made British officials rethink what they wanted their empire to look like—and whether it was worth fighting for the American colonies.
You can read the full article here.