The Glorious Cause The American Revolution, 1763-1789

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-09
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This outstanding narrative history, the first volume to appear in the Oxford History of the United States, offers an intimate view of the development of the Revolutionary War, the battle between the colonies and the motherland, and the establishment of the American republic. Beginning with theTreaty of Paris in 1763 and continuing to the election of George Washington as the first president, Robert Middlekauff charts the growing conflict between England and America and portrays the drama and anguish of the colonies' struggle for independence.

Author Biography

Robert Middlekauff is Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. The winner of a Bancroft Prize for The Mathers, he was Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University and also served as Director of the Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Editor's Introductionp. xv
Prologue The Sustaining Truthsp. 3
The Obstructed Giantp. 7
The Children of the Twice-Bornp. 26
Beginnings from the Top Downp. 49
The Stamp Act Crisisp. 70
Responsep. 94
Selden's Pennyp. 118
Chance and Charles Townshendp. 136
Boston Takes the Leadp. 153
The """"Bastards of England""""p. 174
Driftp. 208
Resolutionp. 221
Warp. 250
""""Half a War""""p. 274
Independencep. 312
The War of Postsp. 333
The War of Maneuverp. 363
The Revolution Becomes a European Warp. 396
The War in the Southp. 434
The """"Fugitive War""""p. 458
Inside the Campaignsp. 496
Outside the Campaignsp. 535
Yorktown and Parisp. 559
The Constitutional Movementp. 582
The Children of the Twice-Born in the 1780sp. 602
The Constitutional Conventionp. 622
Ratification: an End and a Beginningp. 649
Epilogue: The Enduring Truthsp. 665
Abbreviated Titlesp. 666
Bibliographical Notep. 669
Indexp. 675
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