A History of the American Revolution

A History of the American Revolution

By: John R. Alden (author)Paperback

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The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America's preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship that has altered opinions about George III and Lord North. But most of all this is a balanced history--political, military, social, constitutional--of the thirteen colonies from the French and Indian War in 1763 to Washington's inauguration in 1789. Whether dealing with legendary figures like Adams and Jefferson or lesser-known aspects of a much picked-over subject, Alden writes with insights and broad eloquence.

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John R. Alden was Professor of History at Duke University for many years. The author of several books, including the South in the Revolution and a biography of Washington, he lives in Florida.


* The American Colonies * Britain in the Year 1763 * A Casual Empire * A New British Policy * A Breach in the Empire * Britain Retreats * The Second Challenge From Britain * The Townshend Crisis * A Decade of Westward Advance * The Tea Troubles * Rebellion * Britain Chooses War * The War Spreads * The Invasion of Canada * Britain Prepares for War * The Declaration of Independence * The Opposing Forces * From Brooklyn to Princeton * The Fall of Philadelphia * Saratoga * The American Federacy * Social Reform * France Intervenes * Deadlock in the North * British Triumphs in the South * The Western Front * The War at Home * The End of the War * The Peace of Paris * The Fate of the Loyalists * The Forging of the American Union

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/08/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780306803666
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9780306803666
  • weight: 814
  • ISBN10: 0306803666

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