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The Resource Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American Revolution, Kathleen DuVal

Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American Revolution, Kathleen DuVal

Label
Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American Revolution
Title
Independence lost
Title remainder
lives on the edge of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen DuVal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In an entirely new, global perspective on the Revolutionary period, Kathleen DuVal reveals personal stories such as that of Irish trader Oliver Pollock, Scottish plantation owners James and Isabella Bruce, and Creek leader Alexander McGillivray for whom the American Revolution was more complicated than the issue of colonial independence. These individuals, their communities, and nations weighed their options, deciding based on personal interests whether independent states or loyal British colonies would best serve them as neighbors, let alone future rulers. DuVal explores how so-called American independence affected the lives of those living on the edges of British colonial America, such as slaves, Indians, women, and the colonists of other European nations and finds that the war left some much more free than others. For most of its duration, the outcome of the Revolutionary War was far from certain. DuVal brings us to a region on the edge of the war where it seems that everyone was hedging their bets--the Gulf Coast. As the British tried to hold onto the thirteen rebelling colonies that would eventually be the nascent United States, their loyal colony of West Florida was left vulnerable to Spanish invasion from the west. With the British stretched thin fighting two wars, the clashing empires found enemies and allies for whom loyalty was a calculation more than a feeling"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.D88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American Revolution, Kathleen DuVal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky274827676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781400068951
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014042511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
a2062833
Label
Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American Revolution, Kathleen DuVal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky274827676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781400068951
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014042511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
a2062833

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