A Companion to the American Revolution by Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole

By Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole

A significant other to the yankee Revolution is a unmarried consultant to the topics, occasions, and ideas of this significant turning element in early American background. Containing assurance sooner than, in the course of, and after the warfare, in addition to the impression of the revolution on an international scale, this significant connection with the interval is perfect for any pupil, pupil, or common reader looking an entire connection with the sphere.

  • Contains ninety articles in all, together with courses to extra analyzing and a close chronological desk.
  • Explains all elements of the revolution earlier than, in the course of, and after the conflict.
  • Discusses the prestige and reports of ladies, local americans, and African americans, and points of social and way of life in this interval.
  • Describes the consequences of the revolution in a foreign country.
  • Provides whole insurance of army heritage, together with the house entrance.
  • Concludes with a piece on strategies to place the morality of early the US in today’s context.

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The government supported New York’s Governor William Burnet in building Fort Oswego on the south of Lake Erie to protect the fur trade, even though the Great Lakes were assumed to be under French, not English, occupation. They also backed Governor James Oglethorpe in his attempt to erect fortifications at the mouth of the St. John’s River against the Spanish, even though the Savannah River, considerably to the north, was assumed by the Spanish to be their natural border. Much later George Washington was sent out to build British forts along the Ohio River, but backed down when the French arrived there first.

The British ended up ALISON G. OLSON 24 paying considerably more for the domestic consumption of sugar. Nor were the islands improving as a market for British exports, since the non-slave populations of the islands remained stationary. 9 Results of Population Growth Among the mainland colonies, the wealthiest were the middle colonies and the Chesapeake, which had large population increases in the generation after Utrecht. The Chesapeake colonies simply expanded the amount of their tobacco production as the population moved west: by 1751 their share of the total value of mainland trade with Britain had fallen to 39 percent, but their absolute trade had continued to expand from £490,000 per annum to £803,000 per annum, almost £300,000 per annum more than even the middle colonies.

Augustine. The English government generally confined its efforts to dispatching convoys to protect the tobacco fleets and appointing governors of New York with instructions to rally intercolonial support against the French in Canada. Only in 1710 did the British send any appreciable forces – 70 ships and 10,000 men to take Quebec – and that expedition, having sailed up the St. Lawrence, backed off without firing a shot. At the war’s end, very little territory had changed hands. The lack of American importance was further made clear by the provisions of the Treaty of Utrecht which ended the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713.

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