Unshackling America

Author: Willard Sterne Randall
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250111846
Size: 72.79 MB
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Unshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Williard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade. Neither Jefferson nor any other Founding Father could divine that the Revolutionary Period of 1763 to 1783 had concluded only one part, the first phase of their ordeal. The Treaty of Paris of 1783 at the end of the Revolutionary War halted overt combat but had achieved only partial political autonomy from Britain. By not guaranteeing American economic independence and agency, Britain continued to deny American sovereignty. Randall details the fifty years and persistent attempts by the British to control American trade waters, but he also shows how, despite the outrageous restrictions, the United States asserted the doctrine of neutral rights and developed the world’s second largest merchant fleet as it absorbed the French Caribbean trade. American ships carrying trade increased five-fold between 1790 and 1800, its tonnage nearly doubling again between 1800 and 1812, ultimately making the United States the world’s largest independent maritime power.

Famous Battles Of The Age Of Revolution

Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502632519
Size: 16.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the French Revolution to the American Revolution an ocean away, the age of revolution lasted less than a century but had profound, wide-ranging consequences. This book takes a battle-by-battle look at this exciting and dramatic time of social change. Through photographs, diagrams, timelines, and engaging text, the book shows how military leaders were emboldened by new ideas and new technology to change the world around them.

America S Bloody History From Columbus To The Gold Rush

Author: Kieron Connolly
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766095541
Size: 30.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume, rich with primary sources, traces the story of the United States from the first contact between Europeans and Native Americans to the American Revolution and through the gold rush. This is a history often characterized by conflict and violence. It is the story of the religious hysteria and violence of the Salem witch trials, the gradual expansion of the country across the continent, the ill treatment of Native Americans, and slavery. It is about how the values of the Founding Fathers laid down in the Bill of Rights have made for a more peaceful and fair country, but one that has not always lived up to its promises and ideals.

Vida Del Almirante Don Crist Bal Col N

Author: Fernando Colón
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
Size: 74.55 MB
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Don Hernando Colon se distinguio como jurisconsulto, cosmografo, viajero, bibliofilo y contribuyo en gran manera a establecer y guardar las tradiciones de su familia. Esta obra revela otro de sus talentos, el historiador de una vida que parece legendaria, ya que en ella se juntan a las mas grandes hazanas y glorias los mayores infortunios.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Size: 38.15 MB
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)