France and America in the Revolutionary Era

France and America in the Revolutionary Era

The French Enlightenment in America : Essays on the Times of the Founding Fathers . Athens : University of Georgia ... “ American and British Naval Historians and the American Revolutionary War , 1875–1980 . " American Neptune 42 ( 1982 ) ...

Author: Thomas J. Schaeper

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571810501

Category: History

Page: 384

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"...a well-written and thoroughly researched biography of a 'forgotten Frenchman' ...Schaeper wades masterfully through the conflicting evidence and interpretations and produces an admirable synthesis of recent scholarship on the French-American alliance ...also presents excellent background on the many aspects of the prewar French economy ..." * William and Mary Quarterly This is the first detailed study account of the life and career of Chaumont whose chief claim to fame was the fact that from 1777 to 1785 Benjamin Franklin livedin his home in the Parisian suburb of Passy. Basing his work on documents from two dozen archives in the United States and France, Schaeper demonstrates that Chaumont was far more than merely a landlord. Prior to the American Revolution he had become one of the most powerful and respected businessmen of the Old Regime. For personal as well as patriotic reasons he aided the American insurgents and worked with a wide array of persons. In addition to Franklin, these included John Adams, Silas Deane, Caron de Beaumarchais, the marquis de Lafayette and the comte de Vergennes. Chaumont performed an astounding range of services - acting as intermediary, an adviser, and a supplier of arms and clothing. His most dramatic contribution to the American cause involved John Paul Jones. It was Chaumont who obtained the famous Bonhomme Richard for the commodore. Through looking at the activities of this intriguing individual the author is able to offer many new insights into both American and French history. Lively and well written this biography will appeal to both the historian and the general reader. Thomas J. Schaeper, Professor of History at St. Bonaventure University and a member of the board of French Historical Studies. His previous books include The Economy of France in the Second Half of the Reign of Louis XIV (1980) and John Paul Jones and the Battle of Flamborough Head: A Reconsideration (1989).
Categories: History

Fighting to Rule America Causes and Results of French Indian War U S Revolutionary Period Fourth Grade History Children s American Revolution History

Fighting to Rule America   Causes and Results of French   Indian War   U S  Revolutionary Period   Fourth Grade History   Children s American Revolution History

There used to be a race to rule America. This book will discuss the causes and results of the French and Indian War. What was the basis that led to the conflict? Can you summarize the results of the war?

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781541952102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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There used to be a race to rule America. This book will discuss the causes and results of the French and Indian War. What was the basis that led to the conflict? Can you summarize the results of the war? Having a book dedicated to the subject will help open your child’s eyes to the harm effects of grave misunderstandings and the deadly results of wars. Enjoy reading.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The American Crisis

The American Crisis

"The American Crisis" is a pamphlet series by the Enlightenment philosopher Thomas Paine, written during the American Revolution.

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027226252

Category: Political Science

Page: 928

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"The American Crisis" is a pamphlet series by the Enlightenment philosopher Thomas Paine, written during the American Revolution. Paine wrote these pamphlets in order to motivate people in the Colonies to join the war for independence from Britain. The pamphlets were contemporaneous with early parts of the American Revolution, during a time when colonists needed inspiring works. Paine, like many other politicians and scholars, knew that the Colonists weren't going to support the American Revolutionary War without proper reason to do so. They were written in a language that the common man could understand, and represented Paine's liberal philosophy. Paine also used references to God, saying that a war against Kingdom of Great Britain would be a war with the support of God. Paine's writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people's consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war, and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace. Often known as simply The Crisis, there are sixteen pamphlets in total which Paine signed with the pseudonym, "Common Sense." Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.
Categories: Political Science

Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about ...

Author: John Ferling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781620401736

Category: History

Page: 432

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Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, there is a gaping hole; one that John Ferling's latest book, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general readers to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment. Written in Ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style that made books like Independence and The Ascent of George Washington critical and commercial successes, Whirlwind is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of this epochal time. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the Revolution overall. Combining careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a unique and compelling addition to any collection of books on the American Revolution.
Categories: History

A Short History of the American Revolutionary War

A Short History of the American Revolutionary War

Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain.

Author: Stephen Conway

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857723833

Category: History

Page: 232

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The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something of a mythic character. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The Thirteen Colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare.
Categories: History

Crucible of War

Crucible of War

" Reprint. 25,00 first printing. In Fred Anderson's vivid and compelling narrative, the Seven Years' War takes on a new and profound significance.

Author: Fred Anderson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375706363

Category: History

Page: 862

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Demonstrating that the decisive "Seven Years' War" changed the balance of power between the British and French in North America, the author argues that this conflict destroyed the delicate balance of power that gave Native people a voice in the affairs of the continent while creating an "American generation." Reprint. 25,00 first printing.
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Winning Independence

Winning Independence

The book explores the choices and decisions made by Clinton and Washington, and others, that ultimately led the French and American allies to clinch the pivotal victory at Yorktown that at long last secured American independence.

Author: John Ferling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781635572773

Category: History

Page: 736

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From celebrated historian John Ferling, the underexplored history of the second half of the Revolutionary War, when, after years of fighting, American independence often seemed beyond reach. It was 1778, and the recent American victory at Saratoga had netted the U.S a powerful ally in France. Many, including General George Washington, presumed France's entrance into the war meant independence was just around the corner. Meanwhile, having lost an entire army at Saratoga, Great Britain pivoted to a “southern strategy.” The army would henceforth seek to regain its southern colonies, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, a highly profitable segment of its pre-war American empire. Deep into 1780 Britain's new approach seemed headed for success as the U.S. economy collapsed and morale on the home front waned. By early 1781, Washington, and others, feared that France would drop out of the war if the Allies failed to score a decisive victory that year. Sir Henry Clinton, commander of Britain's army, thought “the rebellion is near its end.” Washington, who had been so optimistic in 1778, despaired: “I have almost ceased to hope.” Winning Independence is the dramatic story of how and why Great Britain-so close to regaining several southern colonies and rendering the postwar United States a fatally weak nation ultimately failed to win the war. The book explores the choices and decisions made by Clinton and Washington, and others, that ultimately led the French and American allies to clinch the pivotal victory at Yorktown that at long last secured American independence.
Categories: History

Lafayette

Lafayette

Biography of the French nobleman involved in the American Revolutionary War.

Author: JoAnn A. Grote

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438144030

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page:

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Biography of the French nobleman involved in the American Revolutionary War.
Categories: JUVENILE NONFICTION

The Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War

Describes and illustrates the historical, political, military, social, and cultural aspects of the Revolutionary War through a variety of images created during that period.

Author: C. Carter Smith

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1562940392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Describes and illustrates the historical, political, military, social, and cultural aspects of the Revolutionary War through a variety of images created during that period.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

REBELS & REDCOATS by historian Hugh Bicheno, written to accompany a four-part BBC television series presented by Richard Holmes, demonstrates that it was in fact America's first civil war.

Author: Hugh Bicheno

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026578182

Category: United States

Page: 310

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Controversial and revisionist history of America's first civil war. Accompanying four-part BBC TV series - written and presented by star military historian, Richard Holmes. Most people view the American Revolutionary War of the 1775-83 (also known as the War of Independence) as a popular struggle for liberty against an oppressive colonial power. REBELS & REDCOATS by historian Hugh Bicheno, written to accompany a four-part BBC television series presented by Richard Holmes, demonstrates that it was in fact America's first civil war. Employing the latest scholarship and vivid eyewitness accounts, Bicheno argues t that the war was the product of a broad French imperial design, and greed of many prominent colonials. As many Americans remained loyal to the Crown as rebelled against it, and the reasons for adopting or changing sides were as varied as the men and women who had to make the unenviable decision. Native and African Americans overwhelmingly favoured the British cause.We hear not only the voices of Rebels and Redcoats, but also of German mercenaries and aristocratic French adventurers, as well as Indian warriors and Black slaves fighting for their independence, which together shed new light on events that forged a nation. The main loser was the French monarchy, which ruined itself to gain no lasting influence over the United States, while unable to exploit the distraction the war created either to invade Britain or gain control of the West Indies, which at the time were considered a far bigger prize than all of North America.
Categories: United States