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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.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. Now comes a brilliant portrait of the American Revolution, one that is compelling in its prose, fascinating in its details, and provocative in its fresh interpretations. In A Leap in the Dark, John Ferling offers a magisterial new history that surges from the first rumblings of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ferling, John E.
Leap in the dark.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003001212
(OCoLC)51511252
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Ferling
ISBN: 9780199728701 0199728704 9780195159240 0195159241 1280502975 9781280502972 0195184181 9780195184181 9786610502974 6610502978 1602568162 9781602568167
OCLC Number: 57136169
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 558 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface --
1754-1763 : Join, or die --
1763-1766 : Loss of respect and affection --
1766-1770 : To crush the spirit of the colonies --
1770-1774 : Cause of Boston now is the cause of America --
1775-1776 : To die freemen rather than to live slaves --
1776-1777 : Leap into the dark --
1778-1782 : This wilderness of darkness and dangers --
1783-1787 : Present paroxysm of our affairs --
1787-1789 : So much unanimity and good will --
1790-1793 : Prosperous at home, respectable abroad --
1793-1796 : Colossus to the Antirepublican party --
1797-1799 : Game where principles are the stake --
1799-1801 : Gigg is up --
1801 : Age of revolution and reformation.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: John Ferling.
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It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. This John Ferling's portrait of the American Revolution.  Read more...

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Ferling delivers an engaging account of the creation of the United States Eran Shaley, Journal of American Studies This is an account loaded with facts but unburdened by them; the result is a book Read more...

 
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