The Resource A man apart : the journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1781, edited and with an introduction by Harold B. Gill, Jr. and George M. Curtis, III

A man apart : the journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1781, edited and with an introduction by Harold B. Gill, Jr. and George M. Curtis, III

Label
A man apart : the journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1781
Title
A man apart
Title remainder
the journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1781
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Harold B. Gill, Jr. and George M. Curtis, III
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The American Revolution radically changed the lives of many, some of them friends of the Revolution, some not, and some who wished to have no part of it for either side. Rarely did one of these reluctant witnesses leave a narrative journal. Nicholas Cresswell, a young English gentry farmer, was one. Arriving in Virginia during the momentous month of May 1774, Cresswell set out to seek his fortune as a farmer in the newer settlements in northwest Virginia. Soon the fortunes of Revolution overwhelmed him and his plans to begin a new life in America. For the next three years, Cresswell struggled to sustain his mission. Time was against him as his combatants on both sides, with increasingly ominous insistence, sought for and demanded his allegiance. This he never ceded
  • The very act of keeping a journal became dangerous. His written account of his attempt to sustain his liberty has long been a significant window into the turbulence of the Revolution. In offering this singular view of liberty during the Revolution, Nicholas Cresswell stood and still stands as a rebuke to subsequent historians of the Revolution, patriot leaning or loyalist leaning, who had difficulty in accommodating this journal into their generalized views of causation and justification. As a consequence, much of Cresswell's real perspectives were either lost or misinformed
  • This edition of the Cresswell journal is the first unexpurgated and annotated edition ever published. As such, it offers new light for the better illumination of the turbulent world of revolutionary politics and personalities."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1750-1804
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cresswell, Nicholas
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E163
LC item number
.C783 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gill, Harold B
  • Curtis, George M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cresswell, Nicholas
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A man apart : the journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1781, edited and with an introduction by Harold B. Gill, Jr. and George M. Curtis, III
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To risk the American world, March 1, 1774 to April 30, 1775 -- In the West, April 30, 1775 to November 9, 1775 -- Trapped by revolution, November 9, 1775 to September 30, 1776 -- Retreat from the future, September 30, 1776 to April 21, 1781
Control code
ocn268547482
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 229 pages
Isbn
9780739128473
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008046793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)268547482
Label
A man apart : the journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1781, edited and with an introduction by Harold B. Gill, Jr. and George M. Curtis, III
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To risk the American world, March 1, 1774 to April 30, 1775 -- In the West, April 30, 1775 to November 9, 1775 -- Trapped by revolution, November 9, 1775 to September 30, 1776 -- Retreat from the future, September 30, 1776 to April 21, 1781
Control code
ocn268547482
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 229 pages
Isbn
9780739128473
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008046793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)268547482

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