Updated and revised from the popular 2002 edition, with full-colour maps and new images throughout, this is a concise study of the American Revolutionary War.

The American Revolution, or the American War of Independence, has been characterized politically as a united political uprising of the American colonies and militarily as a guerrilla campaign of colonists against the inflexible British military establishment. In this book, Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a misconception. He contends that the American Revolution, in reality, created deep political divisions in the population of the Thirteen Colonies, while militarily pitting veterans of the Seven Years' War against one another, in a conflict that combined guerrilla tactics and classic 18th-century campaign techniques on both sides. The peace treaty of 1783 that brought an end to the war marked the formal beginning of the United States of America as an independent political entity.

With revisions from the author and 50 new images, this illustrated overview of the American Revolution provides an important reference resource for the academic or student reader as well as those with a general interest in the period.

Table of Contents

Background to War
Warring Sides
The Fighting
The World Around War
How the War Ended
Conclusion and Consequences
Further Reading

Product details

Published Jul 20 2023
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 2nd
Extent 144
ISBN 9781472857422
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Full colour throughout
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Daniel Marston

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