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The Resource Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor : the forging of American independence, 1774-1776, Richard R. Beeman

Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor : the forging of American independence, 1774-1776, Richard R. Beeman

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Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor : the forging of American independence, 1774-1776
Title
Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor
Title remainder
the forging of American independence, 1774-1776
Statement of responsibility
Richard R. Beeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beeman, Richard R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E210
LC item number
.B43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Kontinentalkongress
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Revolutionaries
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Unabhängigkeit
  • USA
Label
Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor : the forging of American independence, 1774-1776, Richard R. Beeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-477) and index
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
Control code
827119771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 492 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465026296
Lccn
2013001875
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)827119771
Label
Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor : the forging of American independence, 1774-1776, Richard R. Beeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-477) and index
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
Control code
827119771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 492 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465026296
Lccn
2013001875
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)827119771

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