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Britain and the American Revolution

1st Edition

By H. T. Dickinson


296 pages

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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.


'[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.'

The Review of Books

Table of Contents


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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Military / United States
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)