Empire and Independence: The International History of the American Revolution

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  • Title: Empire and Independence: The International History of the American Revolution
  • Author: Richard Warner Van Alstyne
  • ISBN: 9780471898054
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Empire and Independence: The International History of the American Revolution”

    1. This book tries to be both a diplomatic history of the Revolution as well as a that of “deeper currents”; issues like finance, public opinion, and misperceptions. While interesting and relevant, Alstyne tries to cover all of these in a fairly small 232-page book, and this makes the book seem inadequate at times.This isn’t always a problem, however, and Alstyne clearly describes such roles as the financial aid of the French, which saved the colonies from bankruptcy but famously had the oppo [...]

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