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

Author/Creator:
Beeman, Richard R.
Publication:
New York : Basic Books, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 492 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
United States. Declaration of Independence.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Kennedy fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9780465026296 ;
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