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The Resource American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804, Alan Taylor

American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804, Alan Taylor

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American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804
Title
American revolutions
Title remainder
a continental history, 1750-1804
Statement of responsibility
Alan Taylor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders
Summary
An authoritative, revisionist history of America's founding period by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner challenges views about the Revolution's orderly conduct to illuminate the violence and corruption that prompted national leaders to ratify a frame of government that would consolidate power and restrain unruly state democracies
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526789
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E208
LC item number
.T36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a continental history, 1750-1804
Label
American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804, Alan Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Colonies -- Land -- Slaves -- Rebels -- Allies -- Loyalties -- Wests -- Oceans -- Shocks -- Republics -- Partisans -- Legacies
Control code
ocn958065990
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 681 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393253870
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D61693D8-6787-44A8-9DAB-4BF6542AD426
Label
American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804, Alan Taylor
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Colonies -- Land -- Slaves -- Rebels -- Allies -- Loyalties -- Wests -- Oceans -- Shocks -- Republics -- Partisans -- Legacies
Control code
ocn958065990
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 681 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393253870
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D61693D8-6787-44A8-9DAB-4BF6542AD426

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