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The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. Allison

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190225063
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern ... More
2. Rebellion in the colonies

2. Rebellion in the colonies  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190225063
‘Rebellion in the colonies’ begins with the destruction of 92,586 pounds of tea in 1773—later knows as the Boston Tea Party—to prevent a payment of tax to the British Government. A ... More
4. War for independence

4. War for independence  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190225063
‘War for independence’ explains the strategies of the British under Generals John Burgoyne and Charles Cornwallis and of Washington's American army. In February 1778, King Louis XVI of ... More

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