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The American secretary; the colonial policy of Lord George Germain, 1775-1778.

Author: Gerald Saxon Brown
Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [©1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville PC (26 January 1716? 26 August 1785), styled The Honourable George Sackville until 1720, Lord George Sackville from 1720 to 1770 and Lord George Germain from 1770 to 1782, was a British soldier and politician who was Secretary of State for America in Lord North's cabinet during the American War of Independence. His ministry received much of the blame for Britain's loss of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Gerald Saxon.
American secretary.
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [©1963]
(OCoLC)562925399
Named Person: George Germain Sackville, Viscount; George Germain Sackville, Viscount; George Sackville Germain Sackville, 1st Viscount
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Saxon Brown
OCLC Number: 399107
Description: viii, 246 pages 24 cm
Contents: Minden and the Court-Martial, 1759-66 --
The American Question, 1766-75 --
The status of the American Department under Germain --
Germain in Office: The Plan of Coercion, 1775-76 --
Germain in Office: The Plan of Conciliation, 1776 --
The plans for the campaign of 1777 --
The critical year of the revolution, 1777 --
Conciliation again: The Carlisle Commission, 1778 --
The Anglo-French Naval Crisis, March-July 1778.

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"George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville PC (26 January 1716? 26 August 1785), styled The Honourable George Sackville until 1720, Lord George Sackville from 1720 to 1770 and Lord George Germain from 1770 to 1782, was a British soldier and politician who was Secretary of State for America in Lord North's cabinet during the American War of Independence. His ministry received much of the blame for Britain's loss of thirteen American colonies. His issuance of detailed instructions in military matters, coupled with his failure to understand either the geography of the colonies or the determination of the colonists, may justify this conclusion. He had two careers. His military career had distinction, serving in the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War including at the decisive Battle of Minden, but ended with a court martial. His political career ended with the fall of the North government in March 1782"--Wikipedia.

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