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Lexington and Concord : the battle heard round the world /
George C. Daughan.
edition
First edition.
imprint
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
description
xiv, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBN
0393245748, 9780393245745
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
isbn
0393245748
9780393245745
contents note
The final straw -- General Thomas Gage and George III -- Benjamin Franklin excoriated -- Britain closes the Port of Boston -- Declaring war on Massachusetts -- Support for Boston broadens -- Defiance escalates -- A deepening crisis -- The counties strike back -- His Majesty refuses to bend -- The Powder Alarm -- The colonies unite -- The Suffolk Resolves -- Congress completes its work -- Slaves -- The perverse effects of the Powder Alarm -- The march to war -- Chatham's opposition -- Lords North and Dartmouth secretly search for peace -- The decision for war -- Parliament votes for war -- The country people -- The country people find many supporters -- Tensions mount -- Still waiting -- Fateful orders -- Gage's decision -- Crossing the Rubicon -- Paul Revere -- The British march to Concord bogs down -- A massacre at Lexington -- The road to Concord -- The Concord fight -- The bloody road back to Lexington -- Lord Percy to the rescue -- A masterful retreat -- The siege of Boston: part one -- The siege: part two -- Earth-shattering news.
catalogue key
11649367
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-327) and index.

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