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1775 by Kevin Phillips

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Also by Kevin Phillips:

1775, December 2012
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Bad Money, April 2009
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Bad Money, April 2008
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American Theocracy, March 2006
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Wealth and Democracy, April 2003
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1775
Kevin Phillips

A Good Year for Revolution

Viking
December 2012
On Sale: November 27, 2012
656 pages
ISBN: 0670025127
EAN: 9780670025121
Kindle: B009KUOGQK
Hardcover / e-Book
$36.00
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Non-Fiction History

The contrarian historian and analyst upends the conventional reading of the American Revolution

In 1775, iconoclastic historian and bestselling author Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775—Congress’s belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England’s rage militaire, the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local  committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands­—achieved a  sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome.  These each added to the Revolution’s essential momentum so when the British finally attacked in great strength the following year, they could not regain the control they had lost in 1775.

Analyzing the political climate, economic structures, and military preparations, as well as the roles of ethnicity, religion, and class, Phillips tackles the eighteenth century with the same skill and insights he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and economics.  The result is a dramatic narrative brimming with original insights. 1775 revolutionizes our understanding of America’s origins.

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