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The Resource The cause : the American Revolution and its discontents, 1773-1783, Joseph J. Ellis

The cause : the American Revolution and its discontents, 1773-1783, Joseph J. Ellis

Label
The cause : the American Revolution and its discontents, 1773-1783
Title
The cause
Title remainder
the American Revolution and its discontents, 1773-1783
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Title variation
American Revolution and its discontents, 1773-1783
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A culminating work on the American Founding by one of its leading historians, The Cause rethinks the American Revolution as we have known it. George Washington claimed that anyone who attempted to provide an accurate account of the war for independence would be accused of writing fiction. At the time, no one called it the "American Revolution": former colonists still regarded themselves as Virginians or Pennsylvanians, not Americans, while John Adams insisted that the British were the real revolutionaries, for attempting to impose radical change without their colonists' consent. With The Cause, Ellis takes a fresh look at the events between 1773 and 1783, recovering a war more brutal than any in American history save the Civil War and discovering a strange breed of "prudent" revolutionaries, whose prudence proved wise yet tragic when it came to slavery, the original sin that still haunts our land. Written with flair and drama, The Cause brings together a cast of familiar and forgotten characters who, taken together, challenge the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people and a nation"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E210
LC item number
.E45 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The cause : the American Revolution and its discontents, 1773-1783, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Origins and arguments, 1773-1776 -- The Rubicon -- Prudence dictates -- Part II: Arms and men, 1776-1780 -- The escape -- The few -- Part III: Triumphs and tragedies, 1780-1783 -- The protraction -- The Chesapeake -- The exit
Control code
on1233266234
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 375 pages
Isbn
9781631498985
Lccn
2021028335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1233266234
Label
The cause : the American Revolution and its discontents, 1773-1783, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Origins and arguments, 1773-1776 -- The Rubicon -- Prudence dictates -- Part II: Arms and men, 1776-1780 -- The escape -- The few -- Part III: Triumphs and tragedies, 1780-1783 -- The protraction -- The Chesapeake -- The exit
Control code
on1233266234
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 375 pages
Isbn
9781631498985
Lccn
2021028335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1233266234

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