The American Revolution

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University of Virginia Press, 1991 - History - 336 pages
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This book traces the development of the United States from the 1760s to the consolidation of the federal government during the 1790s. The author argues that the creation of the American republic was a major revolution; by the time it was complete the United States was radically different from Britain and the colonies out which it had emerged. Extensive coverage is given to the establishment of governments, first in the states then at the national level, and to social development in the states. It is argued that many of of the most significant changes took place at this level.

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Land Peoples and the Economy
Social Political and Intellectual Patterns
The Coming of the Revolution
Achieving Independence
Framing New Governments
Politics in the States
Problems of Independence
The Philadelphia Convention
The Revolution Completed

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Colin Bonwick was born in London and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the University of Maryland. He has been Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at the University of Keele since 1964. He is the author of English Radicals and the American Revolution which was a finalist in the Jamestown Prize competition in 1976.

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