The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

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Hackett Publishing, 2004 - 752 Seiten
"This wonderfully rich volume challenges those who claim that political history is arid, narrow, or worse, irrelevant to our own concerns. Jensen's study explores popular political mobilization on the eve of American independence. It reconstructs the complex decisions that slowly, often painfully transformed a colonial rebellion into a genuine revolution. Jensen's well-paced narrative never loses sight of the ordinary men and women who confronted the most powerful empire in the world." --T.H. Breen, William Smith Mason Professor of American History, Northwestern University
 

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John Adams wrote in 1825 that many people conflate the American Revolution with the War of Rebellion. The former took place in 1760-1776 and the latter from 1776-1783. In that sense, this book covers ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

THE FIRST CRISIS
3
America in 1763
7
British Politics Policies and America 17631765
36
The Economics and Politics of American Protest 17631764 7o IV The Revolt Against the Stamp Act
98
The Nullification of the Stamp Act
126
Repeal of the Stamp Act and Commercial Reform
155
THE WIDENING RIFT
183
The Aftermath of the Stamp Act in America
186
THE FINAL BREAK
373
America South and West of New England
377
The Revival of Popular Powel in New England
403
Tea Tea Parties and the Intolerable Acts
434
The Creation of the First Continental Congress
461
The First Continental Congress
483
The Way of Politics
508
The Way of Force
535

The Townshend Program
215
The Constitutional Protest Against the Townshend Program
239
Politicians Merchants Customs Officers and Nonimportation in the North 17671769
265
The British Army Boston Parliament and Nonimportation in the South
288
The Second British Retreat 17691770 31 4
313
The Climax of American Resistance 17691770
334
The Collapse of American Resistance 1770
354
The Beginnings of a Civil War
568
The American Dilemma
602
The Dream of Reconciliation and the Drive for Independence 17751776
632
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
667
Table of Symbols
705
Index
709
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Über den Autor (2004)

Merrill Jensen was Vilas Research Professor of History, University of Wisconsin.

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