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Revolution on the Hudson : New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence / George C. Daughan.

Daughan, George C., (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 974.7 Daughan George (Text) 22960001252658 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch 973.3447 DAU (Text) 0530005867689 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Main Library 974.73 Daughan (Text) 33172006170334 Adult Non-fiction Available -
Lancaster - Lancaster Branch 974.73 DAU (Text) 30553103246445 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393245721
  • Physical Description: 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-395) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
George III declares war on America -- The importance of New York -- The great Hudson River illusion -- HMS Phoenix and HMS Rose provide a lesson -- Attack delayed -- The Battle of Brooklyn -- A masterful retreat -- The Howes take New York City -- Washington evacuates Manhattan -- Race for the Delaware -- Redemption at Trenton -- Depraved indifference -- New war plans -- Duel for a continent -- New York and Philadelphia -- Clinton and Burgoyne -- France declares war on Great Britain -- Admiral Howe saves New York -- The Franco-American alliance misfires -- Withdrawal from Rhode Island -- Charleston -- Benedict Arnold's betrayal -- Rodney -- Facing south -- Prelude to victory -- Rodney's dilemma -- New York and Yorktown -- Britain stunned -- Peace.
Summary, etc.:
The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War. No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death. So in 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a grand rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada.-- book jacket [2]
Subject: New York (State) > History > Revolution, 1775-1783.
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) > History, Military > 18th century.
New York (N.Y.) > History > Revolution, 1775-1783.

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