The Resource A new age now begins : a people's history of the American Revolution, Page Smith

A new age now begins : a people's history of the American Revolution, Page Smith

Label
A new age now begins : a people's history of the American Revolution
Title
A new age now begins
Title remainder
a people's history of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Page Smith
Title variation
People's history of the American Revolution
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A history of the United States from 1777 to 1783
  • From review: Page Smith's history of the United States is a phenomenal work, packed with details and eyewitness reports from all sides of both the small and larger events that shaped the path of the modern United States. Page Smith presents both side's opinions, attitudes and angst. In doing so I feel that he brings out the real humanity of British officers like Howe trying to solve or suppress the Rebellion. The incomprehension of a King who couldn't understand the motivations of his citizens, or the endless confusion and misunderstanding created by the Atlantic time lag and his orders. The colonials who had grievances both real and manufactured. Whom felt pushed into an action they didn't want to take and then under the most amazing leadership, that spanned the arc from inept to magnificent struggled to gain their interpretation of liberty and government. In all of this Page Smith takes you through month by month and in the case of moments of destiny or defeat almost minute by minute. He, unlike others, does not descend into jingoism, or hero worship. All the characters of this historical pageant are alive, some hopelessly flawed but still brave, some perceptive and farsighted but hindered by chance or support. In the end this is not a dry recitation of revisionist history, it is alive and Page Smith as any good historian takes you to the heart of the events. - Gregory House's Reviews on GoodReads.com, 2 Jul. 2011
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Page
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E208
LC item number
.S67
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A new age now begins : a people's history of the American Revolution, Page Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Volume[s] one[-two]" of the author's history of the United States
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, pages 1833-1838) 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
  • v. 1: -- Part I: -- A new world -- Who came? -- Legacy of liberty -- New England and the middle colonies -- The southern colonies -- Indians and settlers -- Common grievances and common dangers -- Mercantilism -- The delights of the homeland -- "What then is the American, this new man?" -- Part II: -- The Revenue Act -- James Otis and the beginnings of resistance -- The Stamp Act -- The riots -- The Stamp Act Congress -- America in rebellion -- Parliament's battle over repeal -- The Stamp Act in retrospect -- Part III: -- The British blunder again -- The case of the liberty -- The repeal of the Townshend Duties -- Redcoats in Boston -- The Battle of Golden Hill -- More trouble in Boston -- The Boston Massacre -- The aftermath of the massacre and the trial -- The Gaspee Affair -- The Boston Tea Party -- The Boston Port bill -- The Massachusetts Government Act and the Quebec Act -- Part IV: -- The Continental Congress: nursery of American statesmen -- Down to business -- England -- The lull before the storm -- Lexington -- Concord -- Boston besieged -- Bunker Hill -- Part V: -- The Second Continental Congress -- Washington makes an army -- Ticonderoga -- The invasion of Canada -- Arold's march -- Clinton attacks Charles Town -- Guerrilla warfare on the water -- Dorchester Heights -- Patriots and Tories -- Common sense -- Toward independence: the Virginia resolves -- The Declaration of Independence -- Part VI: -- Washington in New York -- The Battle of Long Island -- The evacuation of Brooklyn -- Kip's Bay -- Turnabout; Harlem Heights -- White Plains -- The struggle for Fort Washington -- Howe invades New Jersey -- Trenton -- Princeton -- The Continental Congress -- The states make constitutions -- England, 1776
  • v. 2: -- Part VII: -- Howe tries the Jerseys again -- Burgoyne's invasion -- Forts Stanwix and Oriskany -- Bennington -- Saratoga -- Brandywine -- The Paoli Massacre and Germantown -- Foreign volunteers -- Forts Mifflin and Mercer -- The army goes into winter quarters, 1777-78 -- The Conway Cabal -- The British in Philadelphia -- The French Alliance -- England -- Part VIII: -- Monmouth -- The Battle of Rhode Island -- Winter quarters, 1778-79 -- Meanwhile congress ... -- Border warfare: the Wyoming valley -- Sullivan's expedition -- Border warfare: New York -- George Rogers Clark -- The capture of Vincennes -- The southern frontier -- The Sandusky expedition -- The end of the border war -- The war on the high seas -- Naval "militia" and privateers -- John Paul Jones -- The continuing war at sea -- Part IX: -- From Savannah to Brier Creek -- Prevost threatens Charles Town -- Failure at Savannah -- Stony Point and Paulus Hook -- Fort Wilson -- Parliament takes stock -- The surrender of Charles Town -- From the Waxhaw Massacre to Ramsour's Mill -- Camden -- King's Mountain -- Greene takes command -- Cowpens -- Greene runs -- Guilford court house -- Hobkirks Hill -- Greene turns south -- Part X: -- Morristown: 1779-80 -- Springfield and after -- Parliament -- General Arnold and the British -- Treason -- The mutiny of the Pennsylvania line -- Lafayette in Virginia -- Congress -- The episode at Green Spring Farm -- To Virginia -- The Battle of the Capes -- The seige of Yorktown -- Parliament reacts -- Peace negotiations -- The aftermath of Yorktown -- Congress: a rope of sand -- The army disbands -- Blacks in the revolution -- Women in the revolution -- Novus Ordo Seclorum
Control code
ocm01257071
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xi, 1899 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Isbn
9780070590977
Lccn
75008656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)01257071
Label
A new age now begins : a people's history of the American Revolution, Page Smith
Publication
Note
"Volume[s] one[-two]" of the author's history of the United States
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, pages 1833-1838) 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
  • v. 1: -- Part I: -- A new world -- Who came? -- Legacy of liberty -- New England and the middle colonies -- The southern colonies -- Indians and settlers -- Common grievances and common dangers -- Mercantilism -- The delights of the homeland -- "What then is the American, this new man?" -- Part II: -- The Revenue Act -- James Otis and the beginnings of resistance -- The Stamp Act -- The riots -- The Stamp Act Congress -- America in rebellion -- Parliament's battle over repeal -- The Stamp Act in retrospect -- Part III: -- The British blunder again -- The case of the liberty -- The repeal of the Townshend Duties -- Redcoats in Boston -- The Battle of Golden Hill -- More trouble in Boston -- The Boston Massacre -- The aftermath of the massacre and the trial -- The Gaspee Affair -- The Boston Tea Party -- The Boston Port bill -- The Massachusetts Government Act and the Quebec Act -- Part IV: -- The Continental Congress: nursery of American statesmen -- Down to business -- England -- The lull before the storm -- Lexington -- Concord -- Boston besieged -- Bunker Hill -- Part V: -- The Second Continental Congress -- Washington makes an army -- Ticonderoga -- The invasion of Canada -- Arold's march -- Clinton attacks Charles Town -- Guerrilla warfare on the water -- Dorchester Heights -- Patriots and Tories -- Common sense -- Toward independence: the Virginia resolves -- The Declaration of Independence -- Part VI: -- Washington in New York -- The Battle of Long Island -- The evacuation of Brooklyn -- Kip's Bay -- Turnabout; Harlem Heights -- White Plains -- The struggle for Fort Washington -- Howe invades New Jersey -- Trenton -- Princeton -- The Continental Congress -- The states make constitutions -- England, 1776
  • v. 2: -- Part VII: -- Howe tries the Jerseys again -- Burgoyne's invasion -- Forts Stanwix and Oriskany -- Bennington -- Saratoga -- Brandywine -- The Paoli Massacre and Germantown -- Foreign volunteers -- Forts Mifflin and Mercer -- The army goes into winter quarters, 1777-78 -- The Conway Cabal -- The British in Philadelphia -- The French Alliance -- England -- Part VIII: -- Monmouth -- The Battle of Rhode Island -- Winter quarters, 1778-79 -- Meanwhile congress ... -- Border warfare: the Wyoming valley -- Sullivan's expedition -- Border warfare: New York -- George Rogers Clark -- The capture of Vincennes -- The southern frontier -- The Sandusky expedition -- The end of the border war -- The war on the high seas -- Naval "militia" and privateers -- John Paul Jones -- The continuing war at sea -- Part IX: -- From Savannah to Brier Creek -- Prevost threatens Charles Town -- Failure at Savannah -- Stony Point and Paulus Hook -- Fort Wilson -- Parliament takes stock -- The surrender of Charles Town -- From the Waxhaw Massacre to Ramsour's Mill -- Camden -- King's Mountain -- Greene takes command -- Cowpens -- Greene runs -- Guilford court house -- Hobkirks Hill -- Greene turns south -- Part X: -- Morristown: 1779-80 -- Springfield and after -- Parliament -- General Arnold and the British -- Treason -- The mutiny of the Pennsylvania line -- Lafayette in Virginia -- Congress -- The episode at Green Spring Farm -- To Virginia -- The Battle of the Capes -- The seige of Yorktown -- Parliament reacts -- Peace negotiations -- The aftermath of Yorktown -- Congress: a rope of sand -- The army disbands -- Blacks in the revolution -- Women in the revolution -- Novus Ordo Seclorum
Control code
ocm01257071
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xi, 1899 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Isbn
9780070590977
Lccn
75008656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)01257071

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