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American Revolution 1774-1783, The

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American Revolution 1774-1783, The
by Osprey
Author: Daniel Marston
Publish Year: 2002
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148425631
Mfg. part #: OSPESS045
Type: Softcover
Series: ESS45


The American Revolution 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. 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 eighteenth 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.