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The spirit of 'seventy-six; the story of the American Revolution as told by participants,

Author: Henry Steele Commager; Richard B Morris
Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1958]
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Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Spirit of 'seventy-six.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1958]
(OCoLC)562954215
Online version:
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Spirit of 'seventy-six.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1958]
(OCoLC)606344113
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager; Richard B Morris
OCLC Number: 1116516
Description: 2 volumes illustrations 25 cm
Contents: v. I. 1. The fierce spirit of resistance. : Mohawk Indians spill tea in Boston Harbor ; Parliament punishes the Bostonians ; Intolerable acts unite the colonies ; Boston beleaguered and saved --
2. Congress asserts the rights of Americans : Union for resistance ; The First Congress debates the rights of Americans ; The declaration of rights --
3. The war begins : Will the Americans fight? ; Colonel Leslie's expedition to Salem ; The midnight ride of Paul Revere ; A town called Lexington ; Concord ; Sounding the alarm ; Ticonderoga ; Virginia takes the road to revolution --
4. Bunker's Hill : The siege of Boston ; Bunker's Hill: the American version ; Bunker's Hill: the British version --
5. The battle for Boston : Washington is appointed to the command of the American army ; Boston under siege ; Creating an American army ; Holding the army together ; The British in Boston are frustrated and bored ; The British navy ineffectively harasses the Americans ; Boston redeemed --
6. The Canadian campaigns : The beginning: the capture of St. Johns and Montreal ; Arnold leads an expedition to Quebec ; The fateful assaunt on Quebec ; The army in retreat ; Arnold saves the American army: the battles on Lake Champlain --
7. "A great empire and little minds" : A great empire and little minds go ill together ; The American war divides English opinion ; Discontent in Britain ; The war of pamphlets ; The great debate ; George III hires mercenaries --
8. The great declaration : Benjamin Rush limns some of the founding fathers ; Defiance or reconciliation ; The turn of the tide ; Independence like a torrent ; The final debate ; The great declaration --
9. The loyalists : The loyalists argue their cause ; The ruth of civil war ; The propriety and legality of loyalist oaths ; The rising tide of fury ; Tory defiance ; Loyalists in exile ; The return of the natives --
10. The struggle for democracy at home : All power is in the people ; Massachusetts realizes the theories of the wisest writers ; Two bills of rights ; Freedom embraces religion as well as politics ; How reconcile freedom to slavery? ; Austerity, morality and equality ; Education for a free people ; Will the revolution wipe out class distinctions? --
11. The battle for New York : The redcoats bring war to the middle states ; The eve of battle ; The Howes' first attempt at conciliation ; The battle of Long Island begins ; Sullivan leaves the back door open ; Stirling makes a gallant stand ; The withdrawal to New York ; The futile mission of the Howes: the negotiations with members of Congress ; Awaiting the attack ; The East River crossing and the Kip's bay rout ; The British repulse at Harlem Heights ; New York in flames: the great fire of September 20 ; The martyrdom of Nathan Hale ; Awaiting Howe's next move ; The retreat to White Plains ; Howe's futile stroke at White Plains ; The fall of Fort Washington --
12. Bagging the fox : The retreat to New Jersey ; Counterattack: the victory at Trenton ; Princeton ; Pillaging and war atrocities ; Stalemate --
13. The Burgoyne campaign : The plan for a three-pronged attack on New York ; First round: a war of words ; The fall of Ticonderoga ; Burgoyne's first serious blunder ; The Jenny McCrea atrocity ; The rout of St. Leger ; The Hessian disaster at Bennington ; Saratoga: the first phase: Freeman's farm ; Sir Henry Clinton's relief expedition ; Saratoga: the last phase: Bemis Heights ; The surrender of Burgoyne --
14. Howe invades Pennsylvania : Philadelphia is the objective ; Brandywine ; The fall of Philadelphia ; Germantown ; The struggle for control of the Delaware ; Valley Forge ; The "Conway cabal" ; The British abandon Philadelphia. v. II. 15. France comes in : America seeks foreign aid without entangling alliances ; France gives aid short of war ; France enters the war --
16. England seeks reconciliation : The attempt to woo Franklin ; The Carlisle Commission ; Forlorn hopes of peace --
17. The patriots seize the initiative in the middle states : General Prescott is captured ; Lafayette's abortive expedition to Canada ; Monmouth ; The Rhode Island campaign of 1778 ; Stony Point ; Paulus Hook ; Springfield ; Benedict Arnold fires New London --
18. Spies, treason and mutiny : Dr. Church goes over to the enemy ; Arson in America and England ; A regius professor remains loyal to his king ; Dr. Edward Bancroft gives the history of his career as a spy ; The treason of Benedict Arnold ; The capture and execution of André ; Mutiny --
19. The home front in the war : Munitions, supplies and impressment ; Holding the price and wages line ; Further efforts to hold the price line ; The issuance and control of the currency ; An end to depreciation: the forty-to-one formula ; The bank and the financier ; Profiteers and profiteering --
20. Health, hospitals and medicine : Setting up a medical establishment ; The ravages of smallpox on the expedition against Canada ; The breakdown of hospital services ; Dr. Shippen and Dr. Rush try to bring order out of chaos ; The impact of the war on medicine --
21. Prisons and escapes : Stormont rejects Franklin's plea for mercy to prisoners ; John Leach and his companions suffer in a Boston prison ; The sufferings of American prisoners in New York ; The horrors of the British prison ships ; Congress keeps the "convention" troops in America ; The sufferings of loyalist and British prisoners ; American prisoners in English gaols ; Captain Asgill is reprieved as a compliment to Louis XVI --
22. Songs and ballads of the Revolution : Patriot ; Loyalist and British --
23. Sea battles and naval raids : Founding the American navy ; Congress runs the navy ; Sandwich presides over the misfortunes of the British navy ; The naval war off the New England coast ; A submarine in New York waters? ; The naval war in foreign waters ; John Paul Jones ; The Trumbull and the Watt ; The protector and the Admiral Duff ; The expeditions of Captain John Barry --
24. Privateering : Boon or bane of the revolutionary cause? ; Some privateering adventures ; Captain Conyngham strikes at Britain from French bases --
25. American diplomats on the vaunted scene of Europe : The American commission is riddled with dissension ; Mission to Spain ; John Adams descends upon the Dutch --
26. War out of Niagara : Both sides enlist Indians ; Wyoming ; The Americans strike back: the Sullivan expedition ; The Americans strike back: the Brodhead expedition ; The final campaigns along the New York borderlands --
27. The conquest of the old Northwest : Kaskaskia and Vincennes: the first conquest ; The capture of Vincennes ; The fight for St. Louis ; Kentucky: war to the bitter end --
28. The Redcoats carry the war to the South : The Charleston expedition --
29. The second campaign to conquer the South : The fall of Savannah ; Advance and repulse in Georgia ; Prevost's Charleston expedition ; The Franco-American expedition to recapture Savannah ; The fall of Charleston ; The massacre at the Waxhaws ; Patriots whip Tories at Ramsour's Mill ; Pillage and civil war flame in South Carolina ; At Camden Gates's Northern Laurels turn to Southern Willows ; The patriot cause looks up: King's mountain --
30. The turn of the tide : Partisan warfare takes its toll ; Cowpens, the patriots' best-fought battle ; The hunter becomes the hunted: Guilford Courthouse ; The partisan role in the reconquest of South Carolina ; Hobkirk's Hill, the second battle of Camden ; The fall of the British outposts ; Eutaw Springs --
31. Virginia : General Arnold invades Virginia ; The fateful squabble between Clinton and Cornwallis ; Lafayette to the rescue --
32. Yorktown: Washington's vindication : Washington's strategy looks to the Chesapeake ; De Grasse's naval victory ; The siege ; Cornwallis surrenders --
33. Winning the peace : France seeks to dictate the American peace ; Britain sues for peace ; "The point of independence" ; The battle for the fisheries ; The settlement of the loyalist question ; The reception of the peace treaty --
34. Closing scenes : In England defeat shakes the foundations of monarchy ; The alternatives of dictatorship or republican government ; Washington's parting advice to the new nation ; "Peace made, a new scene opens."
Responsibility: edited by Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris.

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