Boston and the dawn of American independence / Brian Deming ; [maps by Paul Dangel].
Publication year: 2013.
Call Number F73.4 .D45 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: Yardley, Pa. : Westholme Pub
ISBN: 9781594161759 1594161755
Additional information: x, 508 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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"Back in 1760, no one could imagine the American colonies revolting against Great Britain. Yet in the space of just fifteen years these sturdy bonds frayed and snapped. Boston did more than any other American town to sever those strings. Here the author explains how and why this happened. As anger swept America, Boston was at the center of the storm. By 1775, open warfare erupted at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. This history ties these scenes together with the people of the time, including John and Sam Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere, as well as Thomas Hutchinson, the beleaguered Massachusetts royal governor, and James Otis, the unstable early patriot. The author illuminates this epic story with views of everyday life inside taverns, outside newspaper offices, and along the wharves, and the political dramas in London and Philadelphia that shaped the destiny of an empire and gave rise to the world's first modern democracy"--Publisher's description.
Let loose his wrath -- Favorable signs -- Small spark -- Two young eagles -- Most essential rights -- A farthing -- Rage of devils -- Joyful day -- Tail of a rattle snake -- Ripe for riot -- Gloom and uneasiness -- Impudent, virulent, and seditious lies -- Weakness of government -- Blood of the righteous Abel -- Fire and be damned -- Hang the dog! -- Stubborn things -- Every step but one -- Blackhearted fellows -- Reproached and reviled -- Firm, intrepid, and inflexible -- Doctrine of devils -- When the wicked beareth rule -- Sharpest thorn -- Eagerness and spirit -- Unclean birds -- World turned upside down -- Bells a ringing -- For God's sake fire -- Our all at stake -- Nothing remarkable -- Breast works -- Suburbs of hell -- Amen.
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An impartial and authentic narrative of the battle fought on the 17th of June, 1775: between His Britannic Majesty's troops and the American Provincial Army, on Bunker's Hill, near Charles Town, in New-England : with a true and faithful account of the officers who were killed and wounded in that memorable battle to which are added, some particular remarks and anecdotes which have not yet transpired ; the whole being collected and written on the spot