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Roger Norman Buckley

1937 -

Roger Norman Buckley (1937-)

Roger is Professor of History and the founding director of the Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, at its main campus at Storrs. He was born in New York City to immigrant parents from the Caribbean. He earned a Ph.D. in British Empire History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

He began his professional career exploring the question of war and society in the British colonial empire of the 19th century. That work has involved extensive archival research. For example, the archival material for his major book, The British Army in the West Indies, was mined in thirty-nine different public archives spread over ten countries in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

His writing of recent years has turned towards literary historical fiction and popular fiction. These works (which also include motion picture screen plays and eposodic drama treatments for television) are all informed by his academic research.

Over the years, he has received research awards, among them the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowship at Brown University, the William Olser MedicalLibrary Fellowship at McGill University, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the University of Connecticut Provost Research Fellowship. His books and journal articles have been published in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, the Netherlands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and St. Kitts.


  • The British Army in the West Indies (University Press of Florida, 1998)
  • The Napolionic War Journal of Captain Thomas Henry Browne 1807-1816, (The Bodley Head/Army Records Society, 1987)
  • The Haiti Journal of Lieutenant Howard York Hussars, 1796-1798 (University of Tennessee Press, 1985)
  • Slaves in Red Coats, (Yale University Press, 1979)



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