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Our first civil war : patriots and loyalists in the American Revolution / H.W. Brands.

Brands, H. W., (author.).


What causes people to forsake their country and take arms against it? George Washington in the 1770s stood at the apex of Virginia society. Benjamin Franklin was more successful still, having risen from humble origins to world fame. John Adams revered the law. Yet all three men became rebels against the British Empire that fostered their success. Others in the same circle of family and friends chose differently-- and soon heard themselves denounced as traitors for not having betrayed the country where they grew up. Brands reminds us that before America could win its revolution against Britain, the Patriots had to win a bitter civil war against family, neighbors, and friends. -- adapted from jacket.
"New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands offers a fresh and riveting narrative of the American Revolution that shows it to be more than a fight against the British, but also a violent battle among neighbors forced to choose sides, Loyalist and Patriot"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780385546515
  • ISBN: 0385546513
  • Physical Description: 486 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [445]-464) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Seeds of doubt -- When the winds blow -- So widely different -- Can a virtuous man hesitate? -- Rebellion to tyrants -- A scene of horror and distress -- Malignant faction -- Lawrence Growden's daughter -- Treason of the deepest dye -- Up goes Huddy -- Never a good war.
Subject: Revolutionaries > United States > History > 18th century.
American loyalists.
American loyalists.
Politics and government.
Social aspects.
War > Causes.
HISTORY / United States / General.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Causes.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Social aspects.
United States > Politics and government > To 1775.
United States > History, Military.
United States.
Genre: History.
Military history.

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