Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776

eBook - 2013
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In 1774 American independence was hardly inevitable-indeed, most Americans found it neither desirable nor likely. When delegates from the thirteen colonies gathered in September 1774, they were, in the words of John Adams, "a gathering of strangers." With their differing interests and cultural perspectives, perhaps the only thing that bound them together was their common identity as subjects of the British Crown. But as they confronted the array of political, diplomatic, and military challenges facing them during the twenty-two months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780465037827
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 492 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits


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