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Author Beeman, Richard R.

Title Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor : the forging of American independence, 1774-1776 / Richard R. Beeman.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.3 BEE    Available
Description xix, 492 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The continental Congress : a chronology -- The Genesis of revolution, 1763-1774 -- The quest for a unified American resistance -- The delegates gather in Philadelphia -- Two different paths to liberty : John Adams and John Dickinson -- The Congress organizes -- "Fight against them that fight against me" -- Galloway's last stand -- Getting acquainted in the city of brotherly love -- Power to the people -- The first Congress completes its business -- Escalation -- A new Congress, changed circumstances -- John Hancock enters the drama -- Congress assumes command of a war -- Desperate efforts at reconciliation amidst an escalating war -- Managing a war while seeking peace -- Waiting for King George III -- Small steps toward independence -- The year 1776 dawns -- "The scales have fallen from our eyes" -- "The child Independence is now struggling for birth" -- Fourteen paths to independence -- "The greatest debate of all" -- Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence -- America's Declaration of Independence.
Subject United States. Continental Congress -- History.
Revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
ISBN 9780465026296 hardback
046502629X hardback

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