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Authors: Robert Middlekauff

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The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789

THE GLORIOUS CAUSE
The American Revolution 1763-1789

 

ROBERT MIDDLEKAUFF

New York Oxford OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

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Copyright © 1982 by Oxford University Press, Inc.

First published in 1982 by Oxford University Press, Inc. 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1985

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Oxford University Press, Inc.

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Middlekauff, Robert. The glorious cause. (
The Oxford history of the United States
; v. 2) Bibliography: p. Includes index. 1. United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. 2. United States -- Confederation, 1783-1789. I. Title. II. Series:
Oxford history of the United States
; v. 2. E173.094 vol. 2 [E208] 973s 1973.31 81-9660 ISBN 0-19-50292-6 AACR2 ISBN 0-19-503575-5 (pbk.)

printing, last digit: 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 Printed in the United States of America

 

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Inhalt

Preface
.
6

 

Editor's Introduction
.
8

 

Prologue
 
The Sustaining Truths
.
10

 

1
 
The Obstructed Giant
.
13

 

II
15

 

III
17

 

IV
..
19

 

V
..
21

 

VI
23

 

VII
24

 

2
 
The Children of the Twice-Born
.
27

 

II
28

 

III
31

 

IV
..
35

 

V
..
38

 

VI
41

 

3
 
Beginnings From the Top Down
.
44

 

II
46

 

4
 
The Stamp Act Crisis
.
60

 

II
65

 

III
70

 

5
 
Response
.
79

 

II
89

 

6
 
Selden's Penny
.
98

 

II
104

 

7
 
Chance and Charles Townshend
.
112

 

II
114

 

III
117

 

8
 
Boston Takes the Lead
.
125

 

II
132

 

III
139

 

9
 
The "Bastards of England"
.
142

 

II
142

 

III
145

 

IV
..
150

 

V
..
155

 

VI
162

 

10
 
Drift
.
168

 

II
168

 

III
171

 

IV
..
173

 

11
 
Resolution
.
177

 

II
181

 

III
184

 

IV
..
190

 

12
 
War
.
199

 

II
200

 

III
206

 

13
 
"Half a War"
.
217

 

II
218

 

III
219

 

IV
..
222

 

V
..
230

 

VI
233

 

VII
236

 

VIII
244

 

IX
.
247

 

14
 
Independence
.
251

 

II
254

 

III
255

 

IV
..
257

 

V
..
263

 

VI
266

 

15
 
The War of Posts
.
267

 

II
269

 

III
271

 

IV
..
279

 

16
 
The War of Maneuver
.
290

 

II
292

 

III
295

 

IV
..
305

 

V
..
309

 

17
 
The Revolution Becomes a European War
.
314

 

II
321

 

III
325

 

IV
..
332

 

V
..
338

 

VI
341

 

18
 
The War in the South
.
343

 

II
344

 

III
346

 

IV
..
354

 

19
 
The "Fugitive War"
.
361

 

II
364

 

IV
..
388

 

20
 
Inside the Campaigns
.
389

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