A Short History of the American Revolutionary War

A Short History of the American Revolutionary War

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Paperback, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, ISBN13 9781848858138, ISBN10 1848858132
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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR

The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something a mythic character, especially in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; from the heroic resistance of the militia Minutemen at the battles of Lexington and Concord to the famous crossing of the Delaware by General George Washington; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The thirteen colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare.

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Number of Pages: 221
Original Languages: English
Author: Conway, Stephen
Series Title: I. B. Tauris Short Histories
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
ISBN-13: 9781848858138
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1848858132
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