'He Don't Mean to Fight You….He only Means to Kill You': History, Politics and the Significance of the Chiricahua Apaches

Room 121 Muirhead Tower
Wednesday 6th December 2017 (15:00-16:30)
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Dr Robert Watt (x46523), Mark Goodwin (x45032)

Dr Robert Watt (POLSIS) -  will present his recently published book, 'I Will Not Surrender the Hair of a Horse's Tail': The Victorio Campaign 1879' . The book covers the background to the 1879-1881 conflict between Chiricahua Apaches led by Victorio and the US and Mexican armies during the Apache wars. 

About the speaker

Dr Robert Watt is a lecturer in POLSIS, University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the interplay between politics and warfare, drawing on Clausewitz’s argument that to remove the ‘political’ element from an act of war renders the act meaningless. He has published extensively on the politics and military history of the Apaches.