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Countdown to independence : a revolution of ideas in England and her American colonies : 1760-1776

Author: Natalie S Bober
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the people and events both in the American colonies and in Great Britain between 1760 and 1776 that led to the American Revolution.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie S Bober
ISBN: 0689813295 9780689813290
OCLC Number: 41319989
Description: xxv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Main characters in the colonies --
Main characters in England --
Introduction: a special kind of Englishman --
"George, be a King!" --
"brought to a collision" --
Salutary neglect --
"the privileges of Englishmen" --
"the approaching storm" --
"Liberty, Property, and no Stamps!" --
"We may still light candles" --
"a bundle of sticks" --
"saucy Americans" --
"glorious tidings" --
"senseless glory" --
"further mischiefs" --
A study in contrasts --
"Town born, turn out!" --
"Wilkes and Liberty!" --
"My honour ... my country" --
"firmness is the characteristick of an Englishman" --
"a spark of patriotic fire" --
"They won't take the tea" --
"that baneful weed" --
"The Dye is now cast" --
"a blot on the page of history" --
Spare the rod and spoil the child --
"a Nursery of American Statesmen" --
"Blows must decide" --
"give me liberty or give me death!" --
"O! What a glorious morning is this!" --
English power, English honor --
"we have taken up arms" --
"seduced into war" --
"steering opposite courses" --
The magic of the monarchy --
"an asylum for mankind" --
Independence!
Responsibility: by Natalie S. Bober.
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Jeremy Black Professor of History University of Exeter, England An exciting, accessible, and accurate account of the birth of America. A skillful interweaving of developments in America and Britain Read more...

 
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