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
     
 

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:
136,339
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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