Chains

by

Laurie Halse Anderson

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Redcoat is a term for British soldiers during the Revolutionary War. It arose from the fact that British soldiers wore bright red coats. They were also sometimes called “lobsterbacks.”
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Redcoat Term Timeline in Chains

The timeline below shows where the term Redcoat appears in Chains. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 27
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...maybe He’ll switch sides. If he does, Becky is heading for Jersey—she won’t let the redcoats carve her up. A week later, Isabel finally sees Curzon around. It’s a relief that... (full context)