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The complete idiot's guide to the American Revolution

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
An in-depth look at the causes of the American War for Independence.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Axelrod
ISBN: 0028633792 9780028633794
OCLC Number: 42885392
Description: xx, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Prelude to independence --
Why did Washington cross the Delaware? --
In the wake of Columbus --
The colonial way --
Wilderness wars --
All the king's men --
Regulators, rioters, and a massacre in Boston --
Tea parties and sons of liberty --
Part 2: Heard 'round the world --
The midnight raid --
Green mountains and Bunker Hill --
Canadian sunset --
The battle for Boston --
Common Sense and a bold declaration --
Part 3: Times that try men's souls --
The battle for New York --
Crossing the Delaware --
Gentleman Johnny --
Philadelphia falls --
Saratoga saga --
Part 4: Winter of discontent --
Defeat and disloyalty --
Valley Forge --
White war, red blood --
Southern exposure --
A turncoat and the mutineers --
Part 5: "The world turned upside down" --
"I have not yet begun to fight" --
Backcountry battles --
Yorktown: "A most glorious day" --
Winning the peace --
A new order of the ages --
Appendixes: Who was who in the American Revolution --
Fighting words --
Battles, battlefields, and historic sites --
Revolutionary reading.
Other Titles: American Revolution
Responsibility: by Alan Axelrod.
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Looks at the causes, effects, and events of the American Revolution from the Sugar Act to the ratification of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolution.  Read more...


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