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A leap in the dark : the struggle to create the American republic

Author: John E Ferling
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author revisits a truly revolutionary period in American history, chronicling the battles over allegiance, philosophy, leadership, and ideas that surrounded the birth of the American republic.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John E Ferling
ISBN: 0195159241 9780195159240 0195176006 9780195176001 0195184181 9780195184181
OCLC Number: 51511252
Description: xv, 558 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: List of illustrations and maps --
Preface --
1. 1754-1763 : "Join, or die" --
2. 1763-1766 : "A loss of respect and affection" --
3. 1766-1770 : "To crush the spirit of the colonies" --
4. 1770-1774 : "The cause of Boston now is the cause of America" --
5. 1775-1776 : "To die freemen rather than to live slaves" --
6. 1776-1777 : "A leap into the dark" --
7. 1778-1782 : "This wilderness of darkness and dangers" --
8. 1783-1787 : "The present paroxysm of our affairs" --
9. 1787-1789 : "So much unanimity and good will" --
10. 1790-1793 : "Prosperous at home, respectable abroad" --
11. 1793-1796 : "A Colossus to the Antirepublican Party --
12. 1797-1799 : "A game where principles are the stake" --
13. 1799-1801 : "The gigg is up" --
14. 1801 : "An age of revolution and reformation" --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: John Ferling.
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