A Companion to the American Revolution by Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole

By Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole

A better half to the yank Revolution is a unmarried advisor to the topics, occasions, and ideas of this significant turning aspect in early American background. Containing insurance ahead of, in the course of, and after the warfare, in addition to the influence of the revolution on an international scale, this significant connection with the interval is perfect for any pupil, pupil, or normal reader looking an entire connection with the sector.

  • Contains ninety articles in all, together with courses to additional studying and an in depth chronological desk.
  • Explains all elements of the revolution earlier than, in the course of, and after the conflict.
  • Discusses the prestige and stories of girls, local american citizens, and African americans, and features of social and way of life in this interval.
  • Describes the results of the revolution overseas.
  • Provides entire insurance of army historical past, together with the house entrance.
  • Concludes with a piece on ideas to place the morality of early the United States in today’s context.

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The Glorious Revolution, with its emphasis on the protection of English rights, encouraged the elected politicians in the lower houses of assembly to push for powers consistent with the great importance they assigned to representative institutions as the chief protector of traditional liberties.

The debate over whether America or Europe should constitute Britain’s first military priority was by no means confined to factions within the government. 12 Military Action, 1759–62 The campaign of 1759, the “annus mirabilis” of British military action in North America, was an extension of the plans begun the year before, combining attacks on Montreal and Quebec from the Great Lakes in the west, Lake George to the South, and the St. Lawrence entrance to the east. With larger armies than they had fielded in America before, better generals, and the support of Americans delighted with Pitt’s promise of postwar reimbursement, and convinced by the press and the evangelists that the war was to determine for all time whether the North American continent was to be Protestant or Catholic, the Anglo-American forces succeeded in all their major campaigns, and in September 1759 took Quebec.

All of these were important underpinnings of the kind of stable and deferential politics necessary to produce a coherent resistance to British authority, yet they were also shaded with enough ambiguity to foreshadow some of the political fragmentation that occurred under the stress of revolution. 1 The Colonies at the Time of the Glorious Revolution Just as it was in Great Britain, the Glorious Revolution was an important turning point in the political development of the British American colonies.

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