The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Edition 1

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Edition 1

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by Robert Middlekauff
     
 

ISBN-10: 019531588X

ISBN-13: 9780195315882

Pub. Date: 02/08/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This is outstanding narrative history in the grand style -- an eloquent and dramatic account of vital events and vibrant figures which has become the basic opus on the Revolutionary War. The Glorious Cause is a compelling account of the American colonies' struggle for independence. Middlekauff charts the growing conflict between England and America -- the political…  See more details below

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This is outstanding narrative history in the grand style -- an eloquent and dramatic account of vital events and vibrant figures which has become the basic opus on the Revolutionary War. The Glorious Cause is a compelling account of the American colonies' struggle for independence. Middlekauff charts the growing conflict between England and America -- the political and personal controversies within the halls of Parliament to establish a viable colonial policy -- to the ultimate outbreak of military confrontation in 1775 and 1776.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195315882
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Series:
Oxford History of the United States Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
102,716
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.91(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : the sustaining truths3
1The obstructed giant7
2The children of the twice-born30
3Beginnings : from the top down53
4The stamp act crisis74
5Response98
6Selden's penny122
7Chance and Charles Townshend142
8Boston takes the lead159
9The "bastards of England"180
10Drift214
11Resolution227
12War256
13"Half a war"280
14Independence318
15The war of posts340
16The war of maneuver370
17The revolution becomes a European war402
18The war in the south440
19The "fugitive war"464
20Inside the campaigns502
21Outside the campaigns544
22Yorktown and Paris579
23The constitutional movement603
24The children of the twice-born in the 1780s622
25The constitutional convention642
26Ratification : an end and a beginning669

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Glorious Cause 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Glorious Cause' provides ample history that leads up to the Revolution, just as any book on the subject should. Mr. Middlekauff presents this history in breathtaking detail that is exciting and fresh. Without mincing words, his unbiased writing will give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic; not only in England, but also France and Spain and all the players involved in our independence. Mr. Middlekauff delves brilliantly into the attitudes of the Americans who did not believe in the fight against England and how our founding fathers fought to change those attitudes. This exquisitely researched and superbly written book provides intimate insight regarding George Washington, John Hancock, Samual Adams, Charles Cornwallis, Thomas Gage and a multitude of other players, both famous and not so famous. This is first-rate work that belongs in every school and one that is the torch bearer of how history so should be unbiasly written and presented.
BACarvalho More than 1 year ago
An intriguing and in-depth look at the most critical point in the development of our great republic. A must read for students of the formation of the United States and Revolutionary War buffs alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Glorious Cause. I like the title because it explains in detail about the American Revolution. Robert Middlekauff has a way to say what he wants to say and not make it dry and boring. The book is very well detailed and at the same time you can still read it and understand it. I really recommend this book for people who want to learn about The American Revolution you will enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the first in the Oxford History of the United Stees The author begins the studr of the Revolutionary period at the closo of the French and IndiaWar He ends it with the ratification of the US Constitution He also studies British history to gain an understandiing on theories used by colonial leaders to justify their opposition to British rule I thoght this to be a very entertaing and I gained a greater undertsanding of this pivotal period in human history
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with facts but written in an academic format that makes for much less than a page turner. Normally able to blaze through books on similar topics in days this remains three quarters finished due to a grinding effort. In short a great topic written about in a mundane fashion that leaves me looking for an alternate source on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a rather dense--meaning chock full if information--but well written tome.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tremendous book detailing the men and actions that caused the colonies to become the United States. The author details the legislation passed by the British Parliament that ulitmately resulted in Boston exploding into open rebellion. This is a great book that covers all the men you have heard about in American history. Samuel Adams was the spark and the Sons of Liberty was the fuel... together, look out! Clear progression of the time period and also allows the reader to see how unorganized Britain was dealing with America. A lengthy book but worth your time.