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The Continental Congress

Author: Edmund Cody Burnett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1964, ©1941.
Series: Norton library, N278.
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A history of the Continental congress from its inception to March, 1789.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burnett, Edmund Cody, 1864-1949.
Continental Congress.
New York : W.W. Norton, 1964, ©1941
(OCoLC)574515683
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Cody Burnett
OCLC Number: 425177
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 757 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The gathering storm: causes of the revolution --
The common cause: the colonies take counsel with one another --
The first Congress: the Declaration of Rights, the association --
The prayers of the colonies unavailing: the second Congress assembles --
Congress organizes for defense: looks askance at permanent union --
The withered olive branch: Congress beckons to Canada --
Congress offers counsel: the Colonies look to their own hearts --
The torrent of independence: conciliators avaunt! --
Launching the national ship: the Declaration of Independence --
Girding to the contest: the plan of treaties --
united we stand, divided we fall: what price confederation? --
Exodus and exile: which way salvation? --
Congress in labor: birth of confederation --
In the wilderness: the manna of Saratoga --
Confusion of tongues: discontent, intrigue --
Arms and the man: the committee at camp, half-pay --
In the depths: the shadow of defeat --
On the heights: France comes to the rescue --
Castles in the air: tribulations at home and abroad --
New wine in old bottles: the bubble of "continental" --
The general speaks to the Congress: "half-pay" again, likewise hunger --
Apples of Sodom: collapse of "continental" --
The rights of cod and haddock: fish or fight? --
The whole versus the part: the committee at headquarters --
Making bricks without straw: confederation at last, but lame and halt --
Congress takes the measure of its stature: short by many cubits --
Out of the desert into the promised land: Yorktown ---
The army grumbles: Congress stammers ... and promises --
Congress goes a-travelling: embraces the long-sought peace --
Loosening bonds: the committee of the states --
Grapes from thorns: Congress and the land --
Figs from thistles: Congress and the sea --
Blood transfusion: the Annapolis Convention --
Watchman, what of the night?: the Federal Convention --
Passing the torch; the old government salutes the new.
Series Title: Norton library, N278.
Responsibility: by Edmund Cody Burnett.

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A history of the Continental congress from its inception to March, 1789.

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