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Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776
Beeman, Richard R. (Book - 2013 )
Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor
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Acclaimed historian Richard R. Beeman examines the grueling 22-month period between the meeting of the Continental Congress on September 5, 1774, and the audacious decision for independence in July 1775.
Authors: Beeman, Richard R.
Title: Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor
the forging of American independence, 1774-1776
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group,, 2013.
Characteristics: xix, 492 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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.
Summary: Acclaimed historian Richard R. Beeman examines the grueling 22-month period between the meeting of the Continental Congress on September 5, 1774, and the audacious decision for independence in July 1775.
Local Note: 6 15 53 76 80 109 118 133 173 198 226 245
ISBN: 046502629X
9780465026296
Statement of Responsibility: Richard R. Beeman
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Statesmen United States Biography. United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Biography. Revolutionaries United States Biography. United States Politics and government 1775-1783. United States Politics and government To 1775. United States History Revolution, 1775-1783. United States. Continental Congress History.
Topical Term: Statesmen
Revolutionaries
LCCN: 2013001875
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