Britain And The American Revolution

Author: H. T. Dickinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317882687
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Britain And The American Revolution from the Author: H. T. Dickinson. This is the first modern study to focus on the British dimension of the American Revolution through its whole span from its origins to the declaration of independence in 1776 and its aftermath. It is written by nine leading British and American scholars who explore many key issues including the problems governing the American colonies, Britain's diplomatic isolation in Europe over the war, the impact of the American crisis on Ireland and the consequences for Britain of the loss of America.

Rough Crossings

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409018628
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Rough Crossings from the Author: Simon Schama. Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. With gripping, powerfully vivid story-telling, Simon Schama follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many who had served the Crown were betrayed in their promises to receive land at the war's end. Their fate became entwined with British abolitionists: inspirational figures such as Granville Sharp, the flute-playing father-figure of slave freedom, and John Clarkson, the 'Moses' of this great exodus, who accompanied the blacks on their final rough crossing to Africa, where they hoped that freedom would finally greet them.

Spain Britain And The American Revolution In Florida 1763 1783

Author: James W. Raab
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786432136
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Spain Britain And The American Revolution In Florida 1763 1783 from the Author: James W. Raab. As a result of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Spain relinquished Florida, a land it had possessed for over 200 years, to the British. With revolution imminent, Britain set about populating its two new colonies of East and West Florida with loyal British Tories, ultimately turning St. Augustine into a southern American headquarters for British interests. This volume details the British occupation of colonial Florida immediately before and during the American Revolution with emphasis on the effect this possession had on the course of the war. Beginning with a brief summary of Spanish history, it takes a look at the relative colonial positions of Spain and Britain with regard to the Americas during the pre-revolutionary period. The Georgia-Florida border dispute, the invasion of East Florida and the eventual return of the Spaniards are also discussed. Finally, an appendix details St. Augustine buildings from the revolutionary period which are still standing today.

Britain And The American Revolution

Author: H. T. Dickinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317882687
Size: 66.70 MB
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Britain And The American Revolution from the Author: H. T. Dickinson. This is the first modern study to focus on the British dimension of the American Revolution through its whole span from its origins to the declaration of independence in 1776 and its aftermath. It is written by nine leading British and American scholars who explore many key issues including the problems governing the American colonies, Britain's diplomatic isolation in Europe over the war, the impact of the American crisis on Ireland and the consequences for Britain of the loss of America.

The Constitutional Origins Of The American Revolution

Author: Jack P. Greene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492934
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The Constitutional Origins Of The American Revolution from the Author: Jack P. Greene. Using the British Empire as a case study, this succinct study argues that the establishment of overseas settlements in America created a problem of constitutional organization. The failure to resolve the resulting tensions led to the thirteen continental colonies seceding from the empire in 1776. Challenging those historians who have assumed that the British had the law on their side during the debates that led to the American Revolution, this volume argues that the empire had long exhibited a high degree of constitutional multiplicity, with each colony having its own discrete constitution. Contending that these constitutions cannot be conflated with the metropolitan British constitution, it argues that British refusal to accept the legitimacy of colonial understandings of the sanctity of the many colonial constitutions and the imperial constitution was the critical element leading to the American Revolution.

Imagining The British Atlantic After The American Revolution

Author: Michael Meranze
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442650699
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Imagining The British Atlantic After The American Revolution from the Author: Michael Meranze. Drawing on examples from different local and regional contexts, Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution demonstrates the many remarkably local ways that revolution and empire were experienced in London, Pennsylvania, Pitcairn Island, and points in between.

British Pamphlets On The American Revolution 1763 1785

Author: Harry T Dickinson Staff
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ISBN: 9781851968879
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British Pamphlets On The American Revolution 1763 1785 from the Author: Harry T Dickinson Staff. British Pamphlets on the American Revolution is the first critical edition of British contributions to the pamphlet controvery about the American Revolution. Many of the texts included have never re-printed in their entirety since their first appearance.