American Crisis

George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783
Product Number: EB00637557
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780802778093
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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The story of the dramatic two years (October 1781-November 1783) after General Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown, when the nascent United States was on the brink of immediate collapse.Most people believe the American Revolution ended in October, 1781, after the battle of Yorktown; in fact the war continued for two more traumatic years. During that time, the Revolution came closer to being lost than at any time in the previous half dozen. The British still held New York, Savannah, Wilmington, and Charleston; the Royal Navy controlled the seas; the states-despite having signed the Articles of Confederation earlier that year-retained their individual sovereignty and, largely bankrupt themselves, refused to send any money in the new nation's interest; members of Congress were in constant disagreement; and the Continental army was on the verge of mutiny.William Fowler's An American Crisis chronicles these tumultuous and dramatic two years, from Yorktown until the British left New York in November 1783. At their heart was the remarkable speech Gen. George Washington gave to his troops evcamped north of New York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing rebellion that could have overturned the nascent government.

Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 04, 2011

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