A History of the American Revolution

Paperback | August 22, 1989

byJohn R. Alden

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The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America's preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. 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.

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The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America's preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of r...

John R. Alden was Professor of History at Duke University for many years. The author of several books, including the South in the Revolution and a biography of Washington, he lives in Florida.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.32 inPublished:August 22, 1989Publisher:Da Capo Books

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ISBN - 10:0306803666

ISBN - 13:9780306803666

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review of A History of the American Revolution This fantastically detailed book begins at the end of the Seven Years War and chronicles the events, emotions, reactions and leadership that led up to the outbreak of the War of Independence. John Alden focuses on the decisions made by government and parliament and the lack of input on Englands' King Georges' part that forced Americans into revolt. It is immensely interesting, hard to put down, and thorough enough to make a Canadian with little interest in American history such as myself, an American history fanatic.
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