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1775 : a good year for revolution / Kevin Phillips.

Authors: Phillips, Kevin, 1940-
Call number: 973.3 PHI
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775.
Concord, Battle of, Concord, Mass., 1775.
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. Common sense.
United States. Continental Congress.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Siege, 1775-1776.
Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.) -- Capture, 1775.
Title: 1775 : a good year for revolution / Kevin Phillips.
Additional title: Seventeen seventy-five
Good year for revolution
Physical description: xxvi, 628 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents note: Introduction. The spirit of 1775 -- The Revolution : provocations, motivations, and alignments. Liberty's vanguard ; Religion, ethnicity, and revolutionary loyalty ; A revolution for economic self-determination ; Urban radicalism and the tide of revolution ; Challenge from the backcountry ; The ideologies of revolution -- 1775 : the battlegrounds. Fortress New England? ; Declaring economic war ; Five roads to Canada ; The global munitions struggle, 1774-1776 ; The supply war at sea ; The first British southern strategy, 1775-1776 ; Is Falmouth burning? ; Red, white, and black ; Divided national opinion and Britain's need to hire mercenaries ; The Chesapeake : America's vulnerable estuary ; The American Revolution as a civil war ; The Declaration of Independence : a stitch in time? -- Consequences and ramifications. The Battle of Boston : a great American victory ; Canada : defeat or victory? ; Lord Dunmore's second war ; Whaleboats, row galleys, schooners, and submarines : the small-ship origins of the U.S. Navy ; Europe, the Bourbon Compact, and the American Revolution ; The southern expedition of 1775 and the limitations of British power ; 1775 : a good year for revolution.
Summary note: In this book the author, a historian punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775 such as Congress's belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England's 'rage militaire,' the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands, achieved a sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-604) and index.
ISBN: 9780670025121
LCCN: 2012001786
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