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A mighty empire : the origins of the American revolution

A mighty empire : the origins of the American revolution

Author: Marc Egnal
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell Univ. Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Marc Egnal's now classic revisionist history of the origins of the American Revolution, focuses on five colonies-Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina-from 1700 to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Egnal
ISBN: 0801419328 9780801419324 0801495814 9780801495816
OCLC Number: 925016469
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 381 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface 2010Preface to the First EditionIntroductionPART ONE THE FACTIONS EMERGE, 1690-17621. Massachusetts to 1741: Three Parties Were Formed2. Massachusetts, 1741-1762: Coalition Politics3. New York: Traders and Warriors4. Pennsylvania: Quaker Party Ascendancy5. Virginia: Rise of the Northern Neckers6. South Carolina: Factions Times TwoPART TWO REVOLUTIONARY POLITICS, 1763-17707. The Depression of the 1760s8. Massachusetts: Patriot Alliance9. New York: Reluctant Revolutionaries10. Pennsylvania: Challenging the Quaker Party11. Virginia: Conflict and Cooperation12. South Carolina: Triumphant PatriotsPART THREE THE QUIET YEARS, 1771-177313. The Quiet YearsPART FOUR THE EXPANSIONISTS PREVAIL, 1774-177614. Northern Colonies: Antagonists High and Low15. Southern Colonies: Maintaining Control16. Beyond IndependenceAppendix. Members of the FactionsIndex
Responsibility: Marc Egnal.


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