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Franklin and the War of American Independence




ISBN 9780367641160
Published December 7, 2020 by Routledge
92 Pages

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Originally published in 1967 this book tells the full story of the breach between the United States and Great Britain and the pivotal role played by Benjamin Franklin in both the declaration of independence and the American Treaty. Accessibly written, and richly illustrated with half-tones and maps, this is an introductory text which will be of use to both A Level students and as an introductory text for under-graduates.

Table of Contents

1. Franklin at Forty-Eight, 1754 2. War with France 3. Franklin in England, 1756-1762 4. The Growth of Grievances 5. Repeal of the Stamp Act 6. The Townshend Acts 7. The ‘Boston Massacre’ 8. Franklin and Massachusetts 9. The Punitive Acts 10. Preparations in America, 1774 11. Concord, Lexington and Bunker’s Hill 1775 12. Franklin and the Second Continental Congress, 1775 13. Canada, 1775-1776 14. Clinton in the Carolinas, 1776 15. The Declaration of Independence, July 1776 16. The Struggle for New York, 1776 17. Saratoga and Philadelphia, 1777 18. Franklin in Paris 19. Washington versus Clinton, 1778 19. Savannah, 1778-1779 20. Clark in the Northwest, 1778-1779 21. Benedict Arnold Turns Traitor, 1780 22. Clinton in the Carolinas Again, 1780 23. Cornwallis versus Greene, January to March 1781 24. The Situation in New England, 1780-1781 25. De Grasse at the Kill, August to October 1781 26. Making Peace, 1781-1783 27. Last years, 1783-1790

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Audrey Cammiade