The War for American Independence: From 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in 1781

The War for American Independence: From 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in 1781

by Samuel B. Griffith

ISBN-10: 0252070607

ISBN-13: 9780252070600

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
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Bk. IMost Troublesome and Boisterous Times
1A Patriot King3
2A Contest Appears to Be Opened13
3A Most Pernicious Measure26
4A Farmer in Pennsylvania47
5Quarrells, Rencounters and Combats70
Bk. IILyons and Lambs
1A Nest of Locusts; A Focus of Tumult89
2All America Is in a Flame113
3Blows Must Decide126
4To Scourge Them with Rods of Iron143
5An Affair that Happened on the 19th Inst.157
Bk. IIIImbarked on a Tempestuous Ocean
1A Kind of Destiny175
2Oh! Mad, Mad England!199
3An Ill-omened and Inauspicious Character223
4To Restore Liberty to Our Brethren in Canada237
5Parole: The Congress; Countersign: America252
Bk. IVAmerica is an Ugly Job, a Damned Affair Indeed
1Really Gaming Deep273
2An Impudent and Atrocious Proclamation287
3A Glorious Achievement301
4The Dissolution of Our Army Is Approaching317
5To Strike Some Stroke338
Bk. VOrganized Disaster
1Thoughts for Conducting the War from the Side of Canada363
2Messengers of Justice and Wrath373
3The Fickle Goddess Fortune387
4A Gathering Storm403
5Not More than Mortal419
Bk. VIObstinate Rebels
1You Cannot Conquer America435
2To Starve, Dissolve, or Disperse453
3Our Situation Is Alarming467
4America Takes Her Rank Among the Nations481
5Will Mr. Washington Attack?498
Bk. VIIThe Common Cause
1Spirit Equal to the Risk515
2Hourly Change of Circumstance537
3On the Brink of a Precipice565
4Something Sould Be Hazarded583
5To Spirit Up the People608
6With Zeal and Bayonets Only624
7A Perilous Adventure638
8At the Eve of Great Events654

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