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The American revolution. Parts I & II.
Guelzo, Allen C.
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4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 153 pages ; 19 cm).
Has there ever been a more unlikely war than the American Revolution? Why did those thirteen colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army, and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? Why was Britain confident it could prevail despite crushing logistical burdens? This new course the American Revolution asks the crucial question: who really deserves the credit for defeating the British army? Was it the Continentals, gamely overcoming all odds? Was it the French, entering on the American side not purely out of friendship but also as a first step in converting Britain's colonies into their own? Alternatively, was it perhaps both of these factors--along with weather, terrain, timing, and sheer luck? Above all, why was the American Revolution really won not in America at all, but in the Caribbean?
General Note:
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, maps and battle plans, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
The imperial crisis 1763-1773 -- The ancient constitution -- "A soldier's what's fit for a soldier" -- "How the British regulars fired and fled" -- Standoff in Boston 1775 -- Bunker Hill -- The king, the conqueror, and the coward -- Conquering Canada, reconquering Boston -- Common sense -- An army falls in Brooklyn -- "A glorious issue" -- Joy in Princeton.

"Congress are not a fit body" -- "America is not subdued" -- "A day famous in the annals of America" -- "Not yet the air of soldiers" -- With Washington at Valley Forge -- The widening war -- The French menace -- Vain hopes in the Carolinas -- "The Americans fought like demons" -- The reward of loyalty -- A sword for General Washington -- "It is all over."
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