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The everything American revolution book : from the Boston massacre to the campaign at Yorktown - all you need to know about the birth of our nation

Author: Daniel P Murphy
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2008.
Series: An everything series book; Everything series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scrappy farmers. Aristocratic landowners. Eccentric geniuses. These were the rebels who took on the worlds greatest powerand won. From the rebellion against taxation without representation to the beginnings of American self-government, readers will learn how this unlikely group of colonists shaped a new nation. This book features all readers need to know about this exciting time: the beginnings of colonial unrest  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Murphy
ISBN: 9781598695380 159869538X
OCLC Number: 209678654
Description: xii, 305 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The top ten things you might not know about the American revolution --
The English colonies --
Strains to the system --
The road to revolution --
A widening conflict --
The fighting men --
The decision for independence --
Times that try men's souls --
A cause is saved --
The Saratoga campaign --
The battle for Pennsylvania --
The politics of war --
A war of attrition --
The war on the frontier --
An international war --
Britain turns south --
Recovery in the south --
The Yorktown campaign --
The end of the war --
War and society --
The new republic --
APPENDICES: Eighteenth-century warfare: on land and at sea --
Who's who in the American Revolution --
The Declaration of Independence --
The Articles of Confederation --
The Constitution of the United States of America --
Suggestions for further reading.
Series Title: An everything series book; Everything series.
Responsibility: Daniel P. Murphy.

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Written for the general reader in plain English, this book takes readers from the colonists' rebellion against "taxation without representation" to the beginnings of American government at the  Read more...

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