1st Edition

Britain and the American Revolution





ISBN 9780582318397
Published November 4, 1998 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

This is the first modern study to focus on the British dimension of the American Revolution through its whole span from its origins to the declaration of independence in 1776 and its aftermath. It is written by nine leading British and American scholars who explore many key issues including the problems governing the American colonies, Britain's diplomatic isolation in Europe over the war, the impact of the American crisis on Ireland and the consequences for Britain of the loss of America.

Table of Contents

Introduction
H.T. Dickinson

1. Britain and the Administration of the American Colonies
Keith Mason

2. Governmental Policy and the American Crisis 1760-1776
John Derry

3. Britain's Imperial Sovereignty: The Ideological Case against the American Colonies
H.T. Dickinson

4. The Parliamentary Opposition to the Government's American Policy 1760-1782
Frank O'Gorman

5. The British Public and the American Revolution: Ideology, Interest and Opinion.
James E. Bradley

6. British governments and the conduct of the American War
Stephen Conway

7. Britain as a European Great Power in the Age of the American Revolution
H.M. Scott

8. The Impact of the American Revolution on Ireland
Neil Longley York

9. The Loss of America
John Cannon

Notes on Contributors
Further Reading
Index

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'[an] excellent collection of essays' History "This appealing collection of interpretive essays reflects the current state of scholarship and places the key events of the American revolution in an imperial and transatlantic context. They provide stimulating reading for those seeking an understanding of the American revolution and its impact on Britain.'

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