Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor [electronic resource] : the forging of American independence, 1774-1776 / Richard R. Beeman
- Beeman, Richard R.
- New York : Basic Books, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xix, 492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
- The continental Congress : a chronology -- The Genesis of revolution, 1763-1774 -- The quest for a unified American resistance -- The delegates gather in Philadelphia -- Two different paths to liberty : John Adams and John Dickinson -- The Congress organizes -- "Fight against them that fight against me" -- Galloway's last stand -- Getting acquainted in the city of brotherly love -- Power to the people -- The first Congress completes its business -- Escalation -- A new Congress, changed circumstances -- John Hancock enters the drama -- Congress assumes command of a war -- Desperate efforts at reconciliation amidst an escalating war -- Managing a war while seeking peace -- Waiting for King George III -- Small steps toward independence -- The year 1776 dawns -- "The scales have fallen from our eyes" -- "The child Independence is now struggling for birth" -- Fourteen paths to independence -- "The greatest debate of all" -- Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence -- America's Declaration of Independence.
- United States. Continental Congress—History
- Revolutionaries—United States—Biography
- Statesmen—United States—Biography
- United States—History—Revolution, 1775-1783
- United States—Politics and government—To 1775
- United States—Politics and government—1775-1783
- United States—History—Revolution, 1775-1783—Biography
- 9780465037827 (ebk.)
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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