Through reviewing the causes and consequences of the Revolutionary era, York uncovers the period’s paradoxes in an accessible, introductory text. Routledge. Taking an international perspective which closely examines the diplomatic and military elements of this period, allowing for more specialized research Comprehensive international context, providing background to Great Britain’s relations with other European powers Brief in length but broad in scope, this volume includes: Detailed maps of the Colonies, with important battle scenes highlighted Suggestions for further reading, York’s text provides the ideal introductory volume to the Revolutionary War as well as the creation of American democracy.
In the american revolution, 1760 to 1790: new nation as New Empire, Neil York details the important and complex events that transpired during the creation of the enduring American Republic. This text presents a global look at the emerging nation’s quest to balance liberty and authority before, during, and after the conflict with Great Britain, from the fall of Montreal through the Nootka Sound controversy.
Colonies to Nation, 1763-1789: A Documentary History of the American Revolution Vol. 2
We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before. From a warning to the king: thomas jefferson, “A Summary View of the Rights of British-America” August, 1774. The growing conviction in london that measures had to be undertaken at the end of the French and Indian war to shore up British authority in the colonies was revealed by the stream of proposals for imperial reform that poured from the pens of Crown officials and other interested observers during the early 1760s.
In our own native land, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers and ourselves, in defence of the freedom that is our birth-right, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it―for the protection of our property, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms.
Washington: The Indispensable Man
Now in a new trade paperback edition, but always a towering historical figure, this masterful work explores the Father of Our Country - sometimes an unpopular hero, as Flexner writes in these pages, who remains, a man of great contradictions, "a fallible human being made of flesh and blood and spirit - not a statue of marble and wood.
. His complex character and career are neither glorified nor vilified here; rather, Flexner sets up a brilliant counterpoint between Washington's public and private lives and gives us a challenging look at the man who has become as much a national symbol as the American flag. After more than two decades, this dramatic and concise single-volume distillation of James Thomas Flexner's definitive four-volume biography "George Washington, " which received a Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for the fourth volume, has itself become an American classic.
. A great and good man. The author unflinchingly paints a portrait of Washington: slave owner, reluctant politician, brave leader, man of passion, and fierce general. Washington: the indispensable Man Paperback by James Thomas Flexner Author.
George III: A Personal History
Tracking provided on most orders. Washington: the indispensable Man Paperback by James Thomas Flexner Author. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. It is sure to alter our understanding of this fascinating, complex, and very human king who so strongly shaped England's and America'sdestiny.
Condition: New. In george iii: a personal history, british historian Christopher Hibbert reassesses the royal monarch George III 17381820 Rather than reaffirm george iii's reputation as mad king george, ” hibbert portrays him as not only a competent ruler during most of his reign, as a man of wit and intelligence, but also as a patron of the arts and sciences, indeed, as a man who greatly enhanced the reputation of the British monarchy” until he was finally stricken by a rare hereditary disease.
Teeming with court machinations, rambunctious, sexual intrigues, George III opens a window on the tumultuous, and familial conflicts, revolutionary eighteenth century. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . Isbn13: 9780465027248.
The Boston Tea Party Northeastern Classics Edition
Condition: New. A brilliant and scholarly demonstration of the way a single act of violence can affect the course of history. Boyd, editor, the papers of thomas Jefferson"One of the most important books ever written about the origins of the American Revolution. Journal of american history Washington: the indispensable Man Paperback by James Thomas Flexner Author.
Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The reasons for the resort to war. Isbn13: 9780465027248. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Have never been brought into such clear focus as through the lens of this remarkable study. Julian P. Used book in Good Condition.
The War Of American Independence Northeastern Classics Edition
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
With bold storytelling and lyrical prose, Phillips breaks a century-long silence and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the twenty-first century. A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.
Forsyth county, georgia, farmers and field hands, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, tradesmen, servants, and children. Used book in Good Condition. Isbn13: 9780465027248. Tracking provided on most orders. W w norton Company.
Condition: New. One man was dragged from a jail cell and lynched on the town square, and soon bands of white “night riders” launched a coordinated campaign of arson and terror, driving all 1, two teenagers were hung after a one-day trial, 098 black citizens out of the county. Many black residents were poor sharecroppers, but others owned their own farms and the land on which they’d founded the county’s thriving black churches.
But then in september of 1912, three young black laborers were accused of raping and murdering a white girl. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
By the civil war, douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery.
Condition: New. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. Absorbing and even moving…a brilliant book that speaks to our own time as well as Douglass’s” The Wall Street Journal, Blight’s biography tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family.
Washington: the indispensable Man Paperback by James Thomas Flexner Author. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In this “cinematic and deeply engaging” the new york times Book Review biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers.
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! W w norton Company. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot.
The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made
Tracking provided on most orders. Roosevelt and it has shaped American foreign relations—for better and worse—ever since. With wilson’s leadership, the governments at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 founded the League of Nations, a federation of the world’s democracies. Lucid and elegant. On wilson’s tortured entrance into World War I, O’Toole is truly superb.
. As a study of wilson’s relationship with Europe, and the intrigues of his foreign policy administration, the book is exemplary. The new york times “o’toole does full justice to Wilson’s complexities, but it is with the coming of the war that her narrative takes on something close to Shakespearean dimensions.
. Scrupulously balanced. Elegantly crafted. The wall street Journal “Enlightening.
American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam Modern War Studies Paperback
Tracking provided on most orders. He recreates the physical and emotional aspects of war to tell how fighting men dealt with danger and hardship, and he explores the roles of comradeship, leadership, and the sustaining beliefs in cause and country. Here are soldiers struggling to cope with war�s stress by seeking solace from local women or simply smoking cigarettes.
And here are tales of combat avoidance and fraggings not unique to Vietnam, of soldiers in Korea disgruntled over home-front indifference, and of the unique experiences of African American soldiers in the Jim Crow army. By capturing the core �band of brothers� experience across several generations of warfare, Kindsvatter celebrates the American soldier while helping us to better understand war�s lethal reality—and why soldiers persevere in the face of its horrors.
Isbn13: 9780465027248. This was certainly true for twentieth-century American ground troops. Focusing on both soldiers and marines, terrain, and even fiction to show that their experiences remain fundamentally the same regardless of the enemy, oral histories, training, it draws on histories and memoirs, psychological and sociological studies, or weaponry.
Peter kindsvatter gets inside the minds of American soldiers to reveal what motivated them to serve and how they were turned into soldiers. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Some warriors are drawn to the thrill of combat and find it the defining moment of their lives. Others fall victim to fear, impaired reasoning, exhaustion, and despair.
The Future of War: A History
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. W w norton Company. He also notes the lack of attention paid to civil wars until the West began to intervene in them during the 1990s, and how the boundaries between peace and war, between the military, the civilian, and the criminal are becoming increasingly blurred.
Freedman's account of a century and a half of warfare and the often misconceived thinking that precedes war is a challenge to hawks and doves alike, and puts current strategic thinking into a bracing historical perspective. Where should we look for new dangers? what cunning plans might an aggressor have in mind? What are the best forms of defense? How might peace be preserved or conflict resolved?From the French rout at Sedan in 1870 to the relentless contemporary insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lawrence Freedman, a world-renowned military thinker, reveals how most claims from the military futurists are wrong.
PublicAffairs. Isbn13: 9780465027248. Washington: the indispensable Man Paperback by James Thomas Flexner Author. An award-winning military historian, and political adviser delivers the definitive story of warfare in all its guises and applications, professor, showing what has driven and continues to drive this uniquely human form of political violence.
Questions about the future of war are a regular feature of political debate, strategic analysis, and popular fiction. Used book in Good Condition.