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Aronson, Marc
The real revolution : the global story of American independence / by Marc Aronson
New York : Clarion Books, c2005
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 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL j973.3 ARO    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes -- Juvenile literature
United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775 -- Juvenile literature
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789 -- Juvenile literature
Subject(s) World politics -- 18th century
Globalization -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description xvii, 238 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-221) and index
Contents Three Soldiers: Robert Clive, George Washington, and James Wolfe -- First soldier: From despair to conquest: Exile in Madras -- Impossible siege -- Out of victory, defeat -- Second soldier: Into the forest: Arrow -- Half King's gamble -- "Poor Brittons remember" -- Heroes: "Black hole of Calcutta" -- Third and perfect soldier: James Wolfe -- Rights and Rules: Three challenges: Legal challenge: Child is born in Boston -- Military challenge: Rebellion in the Appalachian foothills -- Mob's challenge: Hellfire in London -- London responds: Prime Minister -- East India Company -- Slave or free?: Spirit of freedom -- Slavery -- Networks: Spirit of democracy -- Mobs -- Franklin addresses Parliament -- Edges of empire: "Indians' hunting ground" -- Rules of Bengal -- Crisis: 9 half measures: "What is England now" -- Farmer writes, and the "Man of the Revolution" speaks -- Liberty: Liberty -- Hunger -- Tea: "A designƯto enslave America" -- Collapse -- George Washington and Robert Clive -- Intolerable: Action -- Reaction -- Common sense: "An asylum for mankind" -- Making a Nation -- Revolutions: Jewel in the crown
Summary Why did the American Revolution take place? It was about more than the dates and details we all know: war elephants charging a fort in India and high-stakes gambles of bankers in Scotland, among other events, also played a part in the "real revolution" in the minds of the entire population of what would become the United States
Series SOE Curriculum Lab

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