History of the Campaign for the Conquest of Canada in 1776

History of the Campaign for the Conquest of Canada in 1776
Author: Charles Henry Jones
Release: 1882
Editor: Philadelphia, Pa. : Porter & Coates
Pages: 234
ISBN: OXFORD:N10591897
Language: en
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This volume contains an extensive overview of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Quebec. The volume goes into great detail about the politics behind the battle, including Congressional affairs in Britain and in Canada.

Quebec During the American Invasion 1775 1776

Quebec During the American Invasion  1775 1776
Author: François Baby,Gabriel Elzéard Taschereau,Jenkin Williams,Michael P. Gabriel
Release: 2005
Editor: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press
Pages: 141
ISBN: UOM:39015061179118
Language: en
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Available for the first time in English, the 1776 journal of François Baby, Gabriel Taschereau, and Jenkin Williams provides an insight into the failure to incite rebellion in Quebec by American revolutionaries. While other sources have shown how British soldiers and civilians and the French-Canadian gentry (the seigneurs) responded to the American invasion of 1775-1776, this journal focuses on French-Canadian peasants (les habitants) who made up the vast majority of the population; in other words, the journal helps explain why Quebec did not become the "fourteenth colony." After American forces were expelled from Quebec in early 1776, the British governor, Sir Guy Carleton, sent three trusted envoys to discover who had collaborated with the rebels from the south. They traveled to fifty-six parishes and missions in the Quebec and Trois Rivières district, discharging disloyal militia officers and replacing them with faithful subjects. They prepared a report on each parish, revealing actions taken to support the Americans or the king. Baby and his colleagues documented a wide range of responses. Some habitants enlisted with the Americans; others supplied them with food, firewood, and transportation. Some habitants refused to cooperate with the king's soldiers. In some parishes, women were the Americans' most zealous supporters. Overall, the Baby Journal clearly reveals that the habitants played an important, but often overlooked, role in the American invasion.

Seventeen Seventy six

Seventeen Seventy six
Author: David McCullough
Release: 2006-07-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780743226721
Language: en
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Draws on personal correspondence and period diaries to present a history of the American Revolution that includes the siege of Boston, the American defeat at Brooklyn, the retreat across New Jersey, and the American victory at Trenton.

Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776 1949 Multilateral 1776 1917

Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America  1776 1949  Multilateral  1776 1917
Author: United States
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015077220138
Language: en
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Valcour

Valcour
Author: Jack Kelly
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 125024711X
Language: en
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The wild and suspenseful story of one of the most crucial and least known campaigns of the Revolutionary War when America’s scrappy navy took on the full might of Britain’s sea power. During the summer of 1776, a British incursion from Canada loomed. In response, citizen soldiers of the newly independent nation mounted a heroic defense. Patriots constructed a small fleet of gunboats on Lake Champlain in northern New York and confronted the Royal Navy in a desperate three-day battle near Valcour Island. Their effort surprised the arrogant British and forced the enemy to call off their invasion. Valcour is a story of people. The northern campaign of 1776 was led by the underrated general Philip Schuyler (Hamilton's father-in-law), the ambitious former British officer Horatio Gates, and the notorious Benedict Arnold. An experienced sea captain, Arnold devised a brilliant strategy that confounded his slow-witted opponents. America’s independence hung in the balance during 1776. Patriots endured one defeat after another. But two events turned the tide: Washington’s bold attack on Trenton and the equally audacious fight at Valcour Island. Together, they stunned the enemy and helped preserve the cause of liberty.

The Industrial Revolutionaries

The Industrial Revolutionaries
Author: Gavin Weightman
Release: 2010-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 422
ISBN: 0802144845
Language: en
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"Weightman expertly marshals his cast of characters across continents and centuries, forging a genuinely global history that brings the collaborative, if competitive, business of industrial innovation to life."---The New York Times Book Review In less than one hundred and fifty years, an unlikely band of scientists, spies, entrepreneurs, and political refugees took a world made of wood and powered by animals, wind, and water, and made it into something entirely new, forged of steel and iron, and powered by steam and fossil fuels. In The Industrial Revolutionaries, a sweeping, critically acclaimed history of this transformation, Gavin Weightman weaves together the dramatic stories of giants such as Edison, Watt, Wedgwood, and Daimler, with lesser-known or entirely forgotten characters. Distilling complex technical achievements, outlandish figures, and daring adventure, The Industrial Revolutionaries is a remarkable, original history of a changing world. "Integrating lively biography with technological clarity, Weightman converts the Industrial Revolution into an enjoyable readable period of history."---Booklist

Thrust for Canada

Thrust for Canada
Author: Robert McConnell Hatch
Release: 1979
Editor: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 295
ISBN: UOM:39015027011173
Language: en
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Political Thought in the Age of Revolution 1776 1848

Political Thought in the Age of Revolution 1776 1848
Author: Dr Michael Levin
Release: 2010-12-09
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781137267627
Language: en
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The years between the American Revolution of 1776, the French Revolution of 1789 and the European Revolutions of 1848 saw fundamental shifts from autocracy to emerging democracy. It is a vital period in what may be termed 'modernity': that is of the western societies that are increasingly industrial, capitalist and liberal democratic. Unsurprisingly, these years of stress and transition produced some significant reflections on politics and society. This indispensable introductory text considers how a cluster of key thinkers viewed the global political upheavals and social changes of their time, covering the work of: • Edmund Burke * Georg Hegel • Thomas Paine * Alexis de Tocqueville • Jeremy Bentham * Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Lively and approachable, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in modern history, political history or political thought.

Promised Land Crusader State

Promised Land  Crusader State
Author: Walter A. McDougall
Release: 1997
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0395901324
Language: en
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A look at America's foreign policy over the past two hundred years posits the theory that America is struggling with two visions of itself as reflected in its foreign policy

The 1776 Report

The 1776 Report
Author: Larry P. Arnn,Carol Swain,Matthew Spalding
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Encounter Books
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781641772228
Language: en
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The 1776 Report is the official report of The President's Advisory 1776 Commission. Submitted to the President and released as a public document on January 18, 2021, the report explains the core principles of the American founding and how they have shaped American history, considers the leading challenges to these principles at home and abroad, and calls on all Americans to “restore our national unity by rekindling a brave and honest love for our country and by raising new generations of citizens who not only know the self-evident truths of our founding, but act worthy of them.” This edition features the original text with the addition of notes and commentary by Chair Larry P. Arnn, Vice Chair Carol Swain, and Executive Director Matthew Spalding.

The 1776 Report

The 1776 Report
Author: Larry P. Arnn,Carol Swain,Matthew Spalding
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1641772255
Language: en
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"In the course of human events there have always been those who deny or reject human freedom, but Americans will never falter in defending the fundamental truths of human liberty proclaimed on July 4, 1776. We will-we must-always hold these truths. The declared purpose of the President's Advisory 1776 Commission is to "enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union." This requires a restoration of American education, which can only be grounded on a history of those principles that is "accurate, honest, unifying, inspiring, and ennobling." And a rediscovery of ourshared identity rooted in our founding principles is the path to a renewed American unity and a confident American future"--

Getting Into the Act

Getting Into the Act
Author: Ellen Donkin
Release: 1995
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780415082495
Language: en
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Getting Into the Act is a vigorous and refreshing account of seven female playwrights who, against all odds, enjoyed professional success in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Ellen Donkin relates fascinating, disturbing tales about the male theatre managers to whom they were indebted, and the trials and prejudices they endured, ranging from accusations of plagiarism to sexual harassment. This scarred turbulent early history still resonates in the late twentieth-century. The current ratio of female to male playwrights is virtually unchanged. Old patterns of male control persist, and playwriting continues to be a hazardous occupation for women. But within these scarred earlier histories there are equally powerful narratives of self-revelation, endurance, and professional triumph that may point to a new way forward. Getting Into the Act is entertaining and informative reading for anyone, from scholar to general reader, who is interested in the history and gender politics of the stage.

International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century 1776 1914

International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century  1776 1914
Author: Inge Van Hulle,Randall C.H. Lesaffer
Release: 2019-09-16
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9789004412088
Language: en
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International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century gathers ten studies that reflect the ever-growing variety of themes and approaches that scholars from different disciplines bring to the historiography of international law in the period.

1776

1776
Author: David McCullough
Release: 2007-10-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: PSU:000061078062
Language: en
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A history of the American Revolution that draws on personal correspondence and period diaries also features thirty-five removable facsimiles of historical documents, including Washington's commissions as commander-in-chief.

Three British Revolutions

Three British Revolutions
Author: John Greville Agard Pocock
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781400856473
Language: en
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In this collection of essays, a group of distinguished American and British historians explores the relations between the American Revolution and its predecessors, the Puritan Revolution of 1641 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Boswell s Life of Johnson Life v l 1709 1765 v 2 1765 1776 v 3 1776 1780 v 4 1780 1784

Boswell s Life of Johnson  Life  v l  1709 1765  v 2 1765 1776  v 3  1776 1780  v 4  1780 1784
Author: James Boswell
Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HWJRAC
Language: en
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New York 1776

New York 1776
Author: David Smith
Release: 2008-03-18
Editor: Osprey Publishing
Pages: 96
ISBN: UOM:39015076178063
Language: en
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Osprey's examination of the COntinentals' first battle of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). General Sir William Howe's NewYork campaign gave the British their best chance of destroying the Continental Army and George Washington's resistance to colonial power. Having initially assembled his forces on Staten Island, Howe succeeded in dividing the Continentals, defeated them on Long Island and forced Washington to retreat to Brooklyn Heights. Under siege there Washington successfully extricated his troops and crossed the East River to Manhattan but soon had to fall back on Harlem Heights. After a few weeks Howe forced the Continentals north to White Plains and defeated them again. However, he allowed Washington to withdraw and preserve his army when more aggressive pursuit could have brought the campaign to a decisive conclusion and ended the war. Instead, with the British army rapidly weakening and facing huge manpower shortages, Washington emerged from a succession of defeats to produce what was ultimately a war-winning strategy. The author provides fascinating insights into a unique campaign in which a string of British victories ultimately led to failure and defeat.

The Counter Revolution of 1776

The Counter Revolution of 1776
Author: Gerald Horne
Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 363
ISBN: 9781479806898
Language: en
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The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. Prior to 1776, anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain and in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were in revolt. For European colonists in America, the major threat to their security was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. It was a real and threatening possibility that London would impose abolition throughout the colonies—a possibility the founding fathers feared would bring slave rebellions to their shores. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their right to enslave others. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 brings us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

The Horizon History of the World in 1776

The Horizon History of the World in 1776
Author: Marshall B. Davidson
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0070154309
Language: en
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Tells the story of a glamorous, inconsistent, creative age that was on the verge of tremendous changes.