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An impartial history of the war in America, between Great Britain and her colonies, from its commencement to the end of the year 1779. Exhibiting a circumstantial, connected, and complete account of the real causes, rise, and progress of the war, interspersed with anecdotes and characters of the different commanders, and accounts of such personages in Congress as have distinguished themselves during the contest. With an Appendix, containing a collection of interesting and authentic papers tending to elucidate the history. Illustrated with a variety of beautiful copper-plates, representing real and animated likenesses of those celebrated generals who have distinguished themselves in the important contest. Preview this item
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An impartial history of the war in America, between Great Britain and her colonies, from its commencement to the end of the year 1779. Exhibiting a circumstantial, connected, and complete account of the real causes, rise, and progress of the war, interspersed with anecdotes and characters of the different commanders, and accounts of such personages in Congress as have distinguished themselves during the contest. With an Appendix, containing a collection of interesting and authentic papers tending to elucidate the history. Illustrated with a variety of beautiful copper-plates, representing real and animated likenesses of those celebrated generals who have distinguished themselves in the important contest.

Author: Edmund Burke
Publisher: London, Printed for R. Faulder, 1780.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Burke
OCLC Number: 6187693
Notes: Map wanting.
Facing p. 212 is a plate entitled "A real American rifle man". The portraits include Sir William Howe, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Gen. Washington, Gen. Arnold, Com. Hopkins, Gen. Charles Lee, Admiral Howe, Gen. Putnam, Benjamin Franklin, Gen. Wooster, Gen. Gates.
For a critical account by O.G. Libby, of this and several other histories of the American revolution, plagiarized from the "Annual register", see Wisconsin academy of arts and sciences. Transactions, 1901. v. 13, pt. I, p. 419-425.
"Of the narrative on the American war in the 'Annual register', Dr. William Smyth, in his 'Lectures on modern history', says ' ... The account is understood to have been drawn up by Edmund Burke' ... The sections from the Register were reprinted as 'An impartial history of the war in America, between Great Britain and her colonies, from its commencement to the end of the year 1779"--Winsor, J. Narrative and critical history of America. 1884-89. v. 8, p. 500.
Description: xi, 608, 44 pages plates, 12 portrait, map 22 cm
Contents: pt. I.A general history of America, from its first discovery, to the commencement of the present civil war.--pt. II. The history of the origin, rise, progress of the civil war in America. [1763-1779]--Appendix containing a collection of interesting and authentic papers, relative to the contest between Great Britain and her colonies.

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