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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252070600
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 776
  • Sales rank: 1,420,097
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Bk. I Most Troublesome and Boisterous Times
1 A Patriot King 3
2 A Contest Appears to Be Opened 13
3 A Most Pernicious Measure 26
4 A Farmer in Pennsylvania 47
5 Quarrells, Rencounters and Combats 70
Bk. II Lyons and Lambs
1 A Nest of Locusts; A Focus of Tumult 89
2 All America Is in a Flame 113
3 Blows Must Decide 126
4 To Scourge Them with Rods of Iron 143
5 An Affair that Happened on the 19th Inst. 157
Bk. III Imbarked on a Tempestuous Ocean
1 A Kind of Destiny 175
2 Oh! Mad, Mad England! 199
3 An Ill-omened and Inauspicious Character 223
4 To Restore Liberty to Our Brethren in Canada 237
5 Parole: The Congress; Countersign: America 252
Bk. IV America is an Ugly Job, a Damned Affair Indeed
1 Really Gaming Deep 273
2 An Impudent and Atrocious Proclamation 287
3 A Glorious Achievement 301
4 The Dissolution of Our Army Is Approaching 317
5 To Strike Some Stroke 338
Bk. V Organized Disaster
1 Thoughts for Conducting the War from the Side of Canada 363
2 Messengers of Justice and Wrath 373
3 The Fickle Goddess Fortune 387
4 A Gathering Storm 403
5 Not More than Mortal 419
Bk. VI Obstinate Rebels
1 You Cannot Conquer America 435
2 To Starve, Dissolve, or Disperse 453
3 Our Situation Is Alarming 467
4 America Takes Her Rank Among the Nations 481
5 Will Mr. Washington Attack? 498
Bk. VII The Common Cause
1 Spirit Equal to the Risk 515
2 Hourly Change of Circumstance 537
3 On the Brink of a Precipice 565
4 Something Sould Be Hazarded 583
5 To Spirit Up the People 608
6 With Zeal and Bayonets Only 624
7 A Perilous Adventure 638
8 At the Eve of Great Events 654
Notes 675
Bibliography 698
Index 711
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