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by John R. ALDEN

eBook A history of the American Revolution: Britain and the loss of the thirteen colonies ePub
Author: John R. ALDEN
Language: English
ISBN: 0356028364
ISBN13: 978-0356028361
Publisher: Macdonald; 1st ed. edition (1969)
Pages: 550
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
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Bibliographic Details. Publication Date: 1969. All books subject to prior sale.

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The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century histori. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship that has altered opinions about George III and Lord North. But most of all this is a balanced history-political, military, social, constitutional-of the thirteen colonies from the French and Indian War in 1763 to Washington’s inauguration in 1789. Whether dealing with legendary figures like Adams and Jefferson or lesser-known aspects of a much picked-over subject, Alden writes with insights and broad eloquence.

The American Revolution was a colonial revolt which occurred between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) with the assistance of France, winning independence. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) with the assistance of France, winning independence from Great Britain and establishing the United States of America. The American colonials proclaimed "no taxation without representation" starting with the Stamp Act Congress in 1765.

One of the best features of this is that it is not a purely military history. It involves all the political revolutions and social reformations that changed the 13 colonies into one nation. The only problems with Alden's work are that, although he tries to remain balanced, he seems to quickly write-off a lot of British generals and politicians as incompetent or lacking necessary skills. John R. Alden was James B. Duke Professor Emeritus at Duke University and wrote a number of biographies of important figures in the American Revolution, including Thomas Gage, Charles Lee, and Stephen Sayre. Books by John Richard Alden.

Writing with the benefit of hindsight in 1818, John Adams, one of the .

Writing with the benefit of hindsight in 1818, John Adams, one of the central figures in the American Revolution, recalled that Americans were committed to independence in their hearts long before war broke out in America in 1775. Moreover, they contended, the distance between America and Britain precluded American representation in Parliament. The American Revolution began in a dispute over finance in which the British government advocated change and the colonists sought to maintain tradition.

The following bibliography includes notable books concerning the American Revolutionary War. These books are listed in the bibliographies of books by prominent historians as shown in the footnotes. Under construction: This article is being expanded and revised. Alden, John R. A History of the American Revolution. New York: Knopf, 1969.

John's reign also marked the end of the long struggle between Church and state in England. The enclosures and the farming improvements made agriculture in Britain more efficient than in almost any other country in Europe

John's reign also marked the end of the long struggle between Church and state in England. This had begun in 1066 when the pope claimed that William had promised to accept him as his feudal lord. William refused to accept this claim. The enclosures and the farming improvements made agriculture in Britain more efficient than in almost any other country in Europe. At the same time, the enclosures were damaging for a lot of people. When common land was enclosed, the villagers had nowhere to grow their crops, so they could not feed their families.

The 13 Colonies were a group of colonies of Great Britain that settled on the Atlantic coast of America in the 17th and . Traditionally, when we tell the story of Colonial America, we are talking about the English colonies along the Eastern seaboard.

The 13 Colonies were a group of colonies of Great Britain that settled on the Atlantic coast of America in the 17th and 18th centuries. The colonies declared independence in 1776 to found the United States of America.

ISBN13:9780356028361. Release Date:January 1969.

If the results of the wars against France leave the British colonists in. .The American Revolution, also known as the War of American Independence, has begun.

If the results of the wars against France leave the British colonists in America with a new sense of confidence, they also make parliament in London increasingly aware both of the value of the American colonies and of the likely cost of defending them. British America now consists of the thirteen colonies founded or developed by Britain between 1607 (Virginia) and 1732 (Georgia), together with four provinces won through warfare - Nova Scotia in 1713, and then Quebec and West and East Florida in 1763. The loss of the American colonies: 1775-1783.

THOMAS
As a septuagenarian, I have not studied the revolutionary period for decades, and this book is a good refresher. In addition, the author gives a good concurrent account of the politics proceeding in London that contributed to the American Revolution. The author seems quite objective and does not
attribute the American victory entirely to the Patriot's genius. Both sides made serious mistakes. I recommend the book for those who want a better understanding of America's start beyond what they remember of their High School history.

The author's writing style is quite readable, but he has one quirk that I found irritating; namely that he seems to love double negative sentences. They can be found everywhere in the text. Beyond that, the book is a reasonable read.
Yayrel
While Alden's writing seems a bit stilted as compared with today's, this book must be considered one of the most definitive accounts of the American Revolution. Highly recommended for someone interested in getting an overview of this important period of American history. Alden not only tells you what happened, but also why it happened.
Qiahmagha
Great book with all kinds of stuff you won't find in school textbooks (usually). I especially appreciated the author's candor and effort at being "fair and balanced".
artman
I have read this book two times now, as I tend to reread those of my American Revolutionary time period books more than once to catch nuances that I either missed the first time or didn't fully appreciate until reading another Revolution book. The author does a good job of being objective, he covers more than just the war itself. Starting at the French and Indian War, which he doesn't discuss in detail, more just to open up the discussion of British and American relationships, understandings, and thoughts of each others actions. The taxes and controls that Britain decided as a result of that war and their interactions with the colonists are covered, as well as how both sides looked at the treatment after that war and up to the Revolution itself. Political, social, economic, and military influences and events are covered. To be sure, this author isn't trying to cover it all, nor does he put forth a theory such as more modern historians today have done in some current books out, but he makes the book a good introduction to the events and as such, I would recommend it as an intro to the time period.
Brannylv
John Alden's work on the American Revolution was a good overview of the events leading up to the conflict and the military encounters. He gave detailed analysis of the causes of the war, from the costly French and Indian War to the taxation efforts of English government.

The work is very strong on the tactical strategies and military actions of the war. Several important battles are covered in great detail. One of the strengths of the work is that it gives ample coverage to the French intervention and aid in the war. French aid was very important to the American cause and I gained a greater appreciation for their aid in the war. Hessian aid to the British effort was also covered. There was a strong international focus in the book.

There are few innovative insights on domestic happenings during the war. The writing was a bit dry in spots. I don't think this is a great history resource because of those shortcomings. However, this is a good book from the perspective that the military coverage and analysis of foreign involvement is top notch. The book also effectively presents the variety of causes of the American Revolution.
GawelleN
John R. Alden delivers a most thoughtful and compelling analysis that differs from many views of the American Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers, but, instead, is permeated by sympathy for all of those involved in the conflict. Much happened during these event filled years. As a result there is less attention paid to the actual military phase of the Revolution.

This is not a history of the military operations of this conflict but rather is a more balanced history - political, military, social, and constitutional. This is an in depth work, not the stuff of the typical glorification of the American Revolution. As a result Mr. Alden delivers a thoroughly thought provoking and much more pleasing analysis than any other. Superbly written, his analysis on the formation of the Articles of Confederation, which took 5 years, is simply the most direct and finest analysis anywhere.
the monster
I didn't know very much about the Revolutionary War before I read this book. After reading it, I feel like I at least have a reasonable understanding of the military, political and social aspects of this conflict. It is important to point out that although Alden does cover the military campaigns in reasonable detail, this is by no means strictly a military history. Alden also spends much time discussing all of the political developments that occurred during the period of 1763-1789, both in America and England. He also spends some time discussing social issues, such as religion and slavery. Alden implies that the reason the United States became such a rich, powerful nation is that, unlike in England, in the U.S. it was possible for someone who is born relatively poor to become rich and powerful provided that they have the talent and they work hard. England, as well as all the other European powers of that time, was hampered by incompetent business, political and military leaders who received their positions because they were born into prominent families. The United States also became powerful due to the excellent political structure that was created by the Constitution. But I digress. Overall, I think that all Americans can be proud of the men who fought for our independence and had the courage to adopt a very inovative form of government (although, of course, there were some bad apples amoung them, such as Benedict Arnold). In sum, although this book is certainly no thriller, I found it to be very readable and full of interesting information.
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