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The Resource Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American revolution, Kathleen DuVal

Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American revolution, Kathleen DuVal

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Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American revolution
Title
Independence lost
Title remainder
lives on the edge of the American revolution
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen DuVal
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Language
eng
Summary
A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society Over the last decade, award-winning historian Kathleen DuVal has revitalized the study of early America's marginalized voices. Now, in Independence Lost, she recounts an untold story as rich and significant as that of the Founding Fathers: the history of the Revolutionary Era as experienced by slaves, American Indians, women, and British loyalists living on Florida's Gulf Coast. While citizens of the thirteen rebelling colonies came to blows with the British Empire over tariffs and parliamentary representation, the situation on the rest of the continent was even more fraught. In the Gulf of Mexico, Spanish forces clashed with Britain's strained army to carve up the Gulf Coast, as both sides competed for allegiances with the powerful Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek nations who inhabited the region. Meanwhile, African American slaves had little control over their own lives, but some individuals found opportunities to expand their freedoms during the war. Independence Lost reveals that individual motives counted as much as the ideals of liberty and freedom the Founders espoused: Independence had a personal as well as national meaning, and the choices made by people living outside the colonies were of critical importance to the war's outcome. DuVal introduces us to the Mobile slave Petit Jean, who organized militias to fight the British at sea; the Chickasaw diplomat Payamataha, who worked to keep his people out of war; New Orleans merchant Oliver Pollock and his wife, Margaret O'Brien Pollock, who risked their own wealth to organize funds and garner Spanish support for the American Revolution; the half-Scottish-Creek leader Alexander McGillivray, who fought to protect indigenous interests from European imperial encroachment; the Cajun refugee Amand Broussard, who spent a lifetime in conflict with the British; and Scottish loyalists James and Isabella Bruce, whose work on behalf of the British Empire placed them in grave danger. Their lives illuminate the fateful events that took place along the Gulf of Mexico and, in the process, changed the history of North America itself. Adding new depth and moral complexity, Kathleen DuVal reinvigorates the story of the American Revolution. Independence Lost is a bold work that fully establishes the reputation of a historian who is already regarded as one of her generation's best. Praise for Independence Lost "[An] astonishing story ... Paint yourself a mental picture of the American War of Independence. If all you see are British redcoats battling minutemen and Continentals, Kathleen DuVal's Independence Lost will knock your socks off."'The New York Times Book Review "Declaring that the American Revolution was fought in the name of empire almost seems blasphemous. However, DuVal excellently details how the event was actually a war for empire along the Gulf Coast of the United States ... Highly recommended."'Library Journal (starred review) "With deep research and lively writing, Kathleen DuVal musters a compelling cast to recover the dramatic story of the American Revolution in borderlands uneasily shared by rival empires, enslaved people, and defiant natives."'Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize'winning author of The Internal Enemy "Gripping, rife with pathos, double-dealing, and intrigue."'Elizabeth A. Fenn, Pulitzer Prize'winning author of Encounters at the Heart of the World From the Hardcover edition
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RECBK
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DuVal, Kathleen,
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.D88 2015eb
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social aspects
  • United States
  • United States
  • Gulf Coast (U.S.)
  • West Florida
  • Gulf Coast (U.S.)
  • Autonomy
  • Gulf Coast (U.S.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American revolution, Kathleen DuVal
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed July 13, 2015)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-423) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The place and its people. The Gulf Coast ; Payamataha ; Alexander McGillivray ; Oliver Pollock and Margaret O'Brien ; James Bruce and Isabella Chrystie ; Petit Jean ; Amand Broussard -- What to do about this war? Independence in Creek and Chickasaw countries ; To fight for Britain? ; To fight for Spain? -- The Revolutionary War. Inspiring loyalty ; A wartime borderland ; The Spanish siege of Pensacola -- The paradox of independence. Nations, colonies, towns, and states ; Independence gained or lost? ; Confederacies -- Republican empires and sovereign dependencies
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913887248
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588369611
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
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  • 810998
  • b8c05490-15c4-4cca-9655-16fe5d227a21
Publisher number
EB00586007
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913887248
Label
Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American revolution, Kathleen DuVal
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed July 13, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-423) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The place and its people. The Gulf Coast ; Payamataha ; Alexander McGillivray ; Oliver Pollock and Margaret O'Brien ; James Bruce and Isabella Chrystie ; Petit Jean ; Amand Broussard -- What to do about this war? Independence in Creek and Chickasaw countries ; To fight for Britain? ; To fight for Spain? -- The Revolutionary War. Inspiring loyalty ; A wartime borderland ; The Spanish siege of Pensacola -- The paradox of independence. Nations, colonies, towns, and states ; Independence gained or lost? ; Confederacies -- Republican empires and sovereign dependencies
Control code
913887248
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588369611
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 810998
  • b8c05490-15c4-4cca-9655-16fe5d227a21
Publisher number
EB00586007
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913887248

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