The American Revolution 1774–1783

By: Daniel Marston

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The American Revolution has been characterized politically as a united political uprising of the American colonies and militarily as a guerrilla campaign of colonists against the inflexible British military establishment. Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a misconception. He contends that the American Revolution, in reality, created deep political divisions in the population of the Thirteen Colonies, while militarily pitting veterans of the Seven Years' War against one another, in a conflict that combined guerrilla tactics and classic eighteenth century campaign techniques on both sides. The peace treaty of 1783 that brought an END to the war marked the formal beginning of the United States of America as an independent political entity.

Title: The American Revolution 1774–1783

Author: Daniel Marston

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $14.95

Categories: American Revolution,

Publisher: Osprey: 2002

ISBN Number: 1841763438

ISBN Number 13: 9781841763439

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 96 pages, paperback, Osprey

Seller ID: 763438

Description: The American Revolution has been characterized politically as a united political uprising of the American colonies and militarily as a guerrilla campaign of colonists against the inflexible British military establishment. Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a misconception. He contends that the American Revolution, in reality, created deep political divisions in the population of the Thirteen Colonies, while militarily pitting veterans of the Seven Years' War against one another, in a conflict that combined guerrilla tactics and classic eighteenth century campaign techniques on both sides. The peace treaty of 1783 that brought an end to the war marked the formal beginning of the United States of America as an independent political entity.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Chronology
Background to war: Colonial agitation
Warring sides: Linear and irregular warfare
Outbreak: Shot heard round the world
The fighting
Portrait of a soldier: Massachusetts professional
The world around war: War on the homefront
Portrait of a civilian: Boston loyalist
How the war ended: Stalemate
Conclusion and consequences: Influence of the American Revolution