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Author Daughan, George C., author.

Title Lexington and Concord : the battle heard round the world / George C. Daughan.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  973.3311 DAU    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-327) and index.
Summary George C. Daughan’s magnificently detailed account of the battle of Lexington and Concord will challenge the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much on economics as on politics. When Benjamin Franklin wrote home about living conditions in Britain and Ireland, his countrymen were appalled. Could the Crown’s motive be to reduce the prosperous American colonies to such serfdom? This idea inspired the vast turnout of Patriot militiamen at Lexington and Concord that so shocked King George III and his ministers. The scorn of the British for the experienced colonial fighters was another key factor. The British troops―many had never been in battle―were outnumbered and outclassed; their leaders were impervious to reason; and the fate of British rule in America was sealed.
Subject Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775.
Concord, Battle of, Concord, Mass., 1775.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Economic aspects.
ISBN 9780393245745 (hardcover)
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