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    DescriptionThe contrarian historian and analyst upends the conventional reading of the American Revolution In "1775," iconoclastic historian and bestselling author Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775--Congress's belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England's "rage militaire," the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands---achieved a sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome. These each added to the Revolution's essential momentum so when the British finally attacked in great strength the following year, they could not regain the control they had lost in 1775. Analyzing the political climate, economic structures, and military preparations, as well as the roles of ethnicity, religion, and class, Phillips tackles the eighteenth century with the same skill and insights he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and economics. The result is a dramatic narrative brimming with original insights. "1775" revolutionizes our understanding of America's origins.


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    Title
    1775
    Subtitle
    A Good Year for Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Phillips
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670025121
    ISBN 10: 0670025127
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: E231 .P55 2012
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    27 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kevin Phillips has been a political and an economic commentator for four decades. This is his fifteenth book. The predecessor to this book, " The Cousins' Wars," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. He lives in Connecticut.