1774

The Long Year of Revolution
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Product Number: Z100150919
Released: Feb 04, 2020
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From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2018 President of the American Historical Association, a groundbreaking book, the first to look at the critical, "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from December 1773 to mid-April 1775, from the Boston Tea Party and the first Continental Congress to the Battle of Lexington and Concord. In this original and important book, Mary Beth Norton's first in more than fifteen years, she looks at the sixteen months during which the traditional loyalists to King George III began their discordant 'discussions' that led to their acceptance of the inevitability of war against the British Empire and to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April, 1775. Drawing extensively on pamphlets, newspapers, and personal correspondence, Norton reconstructs colonial political discourse as it happened, showing the vigorous campaign mounted by conservatives criticizing congressional actions. But by then it was too late. In early 1775, governors throughout the colonies informed colonial officials in London that they were unable to thwart the increasing power of the committees and their allied provincial congresses. Although the Declaration of Independence would not be formally adopted until July 1776, Americans, even before the outbreak of war in April 1775, had in effect "declared independence" by obeying the decrees of their new provincial governments rather than colonial officials.

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Author(s): Mary Beth Norton
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 04, 2020

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Author(s): Mary Beth Norton
Genre: History
Product Number EB00759113
Released: Feb 04, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: #9780385353373

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