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The glorious cause : the American Revolution, 1763-1789, Robert Middlekauff

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The glorious cause : the American Revolution, 1763-1789
Title
The glorious cause
Title remainder
the American Revolution, 1763-1789
Statement of responsibility
Robert Middlekauff
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As part of the Oxford History of the United States series, this volume is a history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president, the author offers a panoramic history of the conflict between England and America, highlighting the drama and anguish of the colonial struggle for independence. Combining the political and the personal, he provides a compelling account of the key events that precipitated the war, from the Stamp Act to the Tea Act, tracing the gradual gathering of American resistance that culminated in the Boston Tea Party and "the shot heard 'round the world." The book features a description of the eight-year-long war, with accounts of battles and campaigns, ranging from Bunker Hill and Washington's crossing of the Delaware to the brilliant victory at Hannah's Cowpens and the final triumph at Yorktown, paying particular attention to what made men fight in these bloody encounters. The book concludes with a look at the making of the Constitution in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the struggle over ratification. Through it all, the author gives the reader a vivid sense of how the colonists saw these events and the importance they gave to them. Common soldiers and great generals, Sons of Liberty and African slaves, town committee-men and representatives in congress, all receive their due. And there are portraits of such figures as Sam and John Adams, James Otis, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and many others. This new edition has been revised and expanded, with fresh coverage of topics such as mob reactions to British measures before the War, military medicine, women's role in the Revolution, American Indians, the different kinds of war fought by the Americans and the British, and the ratification of the Constitution. The cause for which the colonists fought, liberty and independence, was glorious indeed. Here is a narrative of an event that changed the world, capturing the profound and passionate struggle to found a free nation
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Middlekauff, Robert
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E173
  • E208
LC item number
.O94 2005 vol. 3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford history of the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Confederation of the United States (1783-1789)
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog
  • Grondwetten
Label
The glorious cause : the American Revolution, 1763-1789, Robert Middlekauff
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Publication
Note
Previous ed. published as v. 2 in series: The Oxford history of the United States
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The sustaining truths -- The obstructed giant -- The children of the twice-born -- Beginnings: from the top down -- The Stamp Act crisis -- Response -- Selden's penny -- Chance and Charles Townshend -- Boston takes the lead -- The "bastards of England" -- Drift -- Resolution -- War -- "Half a war" -- Independence -- The war of posts -- The war of maneuver -- The Revolution becomes a European War -- The war in the South -- The "fugitive war" -- Inside the campaigns -- Outside the campaigns -- Yorktown and Paris -- The Constitutional movement -- The children of the twice-born in the 1780s -- The Constitutional Convention -- Ratification: an end and a beginning
Control code
ocm55960833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xiv, 736 p.
Isbn
9780195315882
Lccn
2004016295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55960833
  • (OCoLC)55960833
Label
The glorious cause : the American Revolution, 1763-1789, Robert Middlekauff
Link
Publication
Note
Previous ed. published as v. 2 in series: The Oxford history of the United States
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The sustaining truths -- The obstructed giant -- The children of the twice-born -- Beginnings: from the top down -- The Stamp Act crisis -- Response -- Selden's penny -- Chance and Charles Townshend -- Boston takes the lead -- The "bastards of England" -- Drift -- Resolution -- War -- "Half a war" -- Independence -- The war of posts -- The war of maneuver -- The Revolution becomes a European War -- The war in the South -- The "fugitive war" -- Inside the campaigns -- Outside the campaigns -- Yorktown and Paris -- The Constitutional movement -- The children of the twice-born in the 1780s -- The Constitutional Convention -- Ratification: an end and a beginning
Control code
ocm55960833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xiv, 736 p.
Isbn
9780195315882
Lccn
2004016295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55960833
  • (OCoLC)55960833

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