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The Resource After Yorktown : the final struggle for American independence, Don Glickstein

After Yorktown : the final struggle for American independence, Don Glickstein

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After Yorktown : the final struggle for American independence
Title
After Yorktown
Title remainder
the final struggle for American independence
Statement of responsibility
Don Glickstein
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although most people think the American Revolution ended with the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, it did not. The war spread around the world, and exhausted men kept fighting, while others labored to achieve a final diplomatic resolution. In the wake of Cornwallis's unexpected loss, George III sought revenge, while Washington planned his next campaign. Spain, which France had lured into the war, insisted there would be no peace without seizing British-held Gibraltar. Yet the war had spun out of control long before Yorktown. Native Americans and Loyalists continued joint operations against land-hungry rebel settlers from New York to the Mississippi Valley. African American slaves sought freedom with the British. Soon, Britain seized the initiative again with a decisive naval victory in the Caribbean against the Comte de Grasse, the French hero of Yorktown. In After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence, Don Glickstein tells the engrossing story of this uncertain and violent time, from the remarkable American and French success in Virginia to the conclusion of the fighting - in India - and then to the last British soldiers leaving America more than two years after Yorktown. Readers will learn about the people - their humor, frustration, fatigue, incredulity, worries; their shock at the savage terrorism each side inflicted; and their surprise at unexpected grace and generosity. Based on an extraordinary range of primary sources, the story encompasses a fascinating cast of characters: a French captain who destroyed a British trading post, but left supplies for Indians to help them through a harsh winter; an American Loyalist releasing a captured Spanish woman in hopes that his act of kindness will result in a prisoner exchange; a Native American leader caught "between two hells" of a fickle ally and a greedy enemy; and the only general to surrender to both George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte. Finally, the author asks the question we face today: How do you end a war that doesn't appear to have an end?" --Jacket flap
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YDXCP
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Glickstein, Don
Dewey number
973.3/17
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E249
LC item number
.G55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Yorktown (Va.)
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After Yorktown : the final struggle for American independence, Don Glickstein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Surrender -- Part Two. The South -- Part Three. The frontier -- Part Four. The Caribbean -- Part Five. The sea and the raiders -- Part Six. The Mediterranean -- Part Seven. The battle for India -- Part Eight. Washington and Carleton
Control code
ocn910334691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 432 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594162336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910334691
Label
After Yorktown : the final struggle for American independence, Don Glickstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Surrender -- Part Two. The South -- Part Three. The frontier -- Part Four. The Caribbean -- Part Five. The sea and the raiders -- Part Six. The Mediterranean -- Part Seven. The battle for India -- Part Eight. Washington and Carleton
Control code
ocn910334691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 432 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594162336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910334691

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