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2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution

2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0002
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‘Diplomacy of the American Revolution’ considers the United States' battle for independence and the diplomatic efforts required to reach agreement with Great Britain. In order to win ... More
4. LegaciesWhat history has made of the founding fathers

4. Legacies: What history has made of the founding fathers  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0004
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“Legacies: What history has made of the founding fathers” shows that the founding fathers’ history has unfolded in two ways—one being their developing role in the American people’s ... More
3. Republicanism and democracy

3. Republicanism and democracy  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775574
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0004
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9780192802507
‘Republicanism and democracy’ explores how different societies drew on republican ideals and, over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, moved towards a democratic ... More
5. Was America different?

5. Was America different?  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0005
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America differed from the old world: its physical landscape, the population's high rate of literacy, and the institution of slavery. After the Revolution, these features continued to set ... More
1. Words, images, meanings

1. Words, images, meanings  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0001
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The phrase “founding fathers” is central to how Americans talk about politics, and “Words, images, meanings” describes when the phrase was first coined, what it really means, and how ... More
3. The First Consul, 1799–1804

3. The First Consul, 1799–1804  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0004
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9780199321667
Napoleon Bonaparte is mostly admired for his domestic achievements from 1799–1804. This Consulate period was one of authoritarian rule, but also of energetic state-building, during which ... More
1. An Ad Hoc NavyThe Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

1. An Ad Hoc Navy: The Revolutionary War (1775–1783)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0001
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‘An ad hoc navy: the Revolutionary War (1775–1783)’ describes the Patriots’ response to the British Royal Navy strongholds in Boston and New York and the role of armed vessels during the ... More
6. The Doldrums and The New Navy (1865–1900)

6. The Doldrums and The New Navy (1865–1900)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0006
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‘The doldrums and the new navy (1865–1900)’ describes the period after the end of the Civil War: an era of swift retrenchment with little forward progress. When the Civil War ended, the ... More
2. Advancement

2. Advancement  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0002
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9780195367805
‘Advancement’ describes how, in the aftermath of the War of 1812, the penetration of the markets promised a social and moral revolution equal to that of 1776, through the cheapening of ... More
3. Independence

3. Independence  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0003
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By spring 1776 British authority had collapsed in the colonies. Congress appointed John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston to draft a ... More
1. First principles

1. First principles  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
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10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0001
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The United States began its existence as an act of foreign policy. It is no exaggeration to say that the nation owes its very existence to the successful pursuit of war and diplomacy. ... More
3. To write in English

3. To write in English  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
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10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0003
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9780199944521
‘To write in English’ explains how the written word allowed Native Americans to more easily pass on the oral literature of their people and to be recognized as educated and rational agents. ... More
1. American culture in red, white, and black

1. American culture in red, white, and black  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0002
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“American culture in red, white, and black” explains how diverse Americans planted the seeds of a new national culture during the colonial period, one that took shape through the ... More
The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction  

R. B. Bernstein

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.001.0001
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The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and ... More
2. ContextsThe history that made the founding fathers

2. Contexts: The history that made the founding fathers  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0002
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The founding fathers were born into a remarkable variety of families, occupations, religious loyalties, and geographic settings: from landed gentry destined to join the ruling elite, to ... More
2. Rebellion in the colonies

2. Rebellion in the colonies  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0002
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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
2. Expansionism

2. Expansionism  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
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10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0002
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9780199899395
Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that ... More
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig L. Symonds

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.001.0001
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9780199394760
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of the United States Navy from its birth during the American Revolution, through its emergence as a global ... More
2. Establishing an American NavyThe Age of Sail (1783–1809)

2. Establishing an American Navy: The Age of Sail (1783–1809)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0002
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9780199394760
With independence secured, the American navy ceased to exist. The 1787 Constitution gave Congress the authority to provide and maintain a navy, but it was not until the emergence of Barbary ... More
3. The age of the city, 1860–1900

3. The age of the city, 1860–1900  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0004
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9780190200589
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans united in an impulse to commemorate the lives lost and to coordinate that effort with new campaigns for civic beautification. “The age of the ... More

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