The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - 371 Seiten
Ask most Americans why their forefathers started the Revolution, and they’ll likely mention "no taxation without representation” or the belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights. But that’s just the start of the story, as historian Alan Axelrod so brilliantly shows in this eye-opening book. Axelrod offers a fascinating examination of what really caused the breach across the Atlantic and how the revolutionary movement began. The American Revolution brought something unique to the world: an entirely new kind of nation, founded on a set of ideas. In engrossing, conversational prose, Axelrod brings the birth of America to life by digging beneath the classically taught history to explore everything from little-known facts to alternate realities, along with the eyewitness testimony, pop culture, and art of the period. From the seeds of dissent through the long fight to glorious victory, the astonishing story of America’s revolution finally comes fully to light.

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Nutzerbericht  - NickHowes - LibraryThing

An excellent single volume, reader-friendly history of the American Revolution. I especially admired the introductory chapters which focused on the causes of the revolution. The Russian and French ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - brian_irons - LibraryThing

From A to Z, this book chronicles the events that turned our fledgling little group of colonies into its own country. Very descriptive and full of interesting side stories and wierd facts. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Hard Acts
38
and Canadian Catastrophe
104
Invitation to a Tea Party
127
CHAPTER 10
240
159
301
CHAPTER 11
315
Philadelphia Fiasco
341
Timeline
350
Spring and Hope
357
Picture Credits
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2007)

Alan Axelrod was born on August 25, 1952, in New York. He was educated at Northeastern Illinois University and University of Iowa. He is a leading writer about American history, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History. In his books, Axelrod presents the facts, details, and faces that have helped shape the history of the United States. Axelrod has served as a consultant to several museums and institutions. He has received numerous honors, including a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Award in 1991.

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