Although American independence was no miracle, the timing of the country's independence and its huge scope, both political and territorial, do seem miraculous. In The Miracle of American Independence Jonathan R. Dull reconstructs significant events before, during, and after the Revolutionary War that had dramatic consequences for the future as the colonies sought independence from Great Britain. Without these surprising and unexpected results, Dull maintains, the country would have turned out quite differently. The Miracle of American Independence reimagines how the British might have averted or overcome American independence, and how the fledgling country itself could have lost its independence. Drawing on his nearly fifty years of research and a lively imagination, Dull puts readers in a position to consider the American Revolution from the perspective of the European states and their monarchs. This alternative history provides a stimulating reintroduction to one of the most exciting periods in American and European history, proving that sometimes reality is even stranger and more miraculous than fiction.
|Publication date:||15th November 2015|
|Author:||Jonathan R. Dull|
|Publisher:||Potomac Books Inc|
|Categories:||American War of Independence, War & defence operations, History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,|
Jonathan R. Dull is a former (retired) senior associate, editor of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin series and the author of The French Navy and American Independence: A Study of Arms and Diplomacy, 1774-1787 (Princeton, 1975), The French Navy and the Seven Years' War (Nebraska, 2005), The Age of the Ship of the Line (Nebraska, 2009), and Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution (Nebraska, 2010).More About Jonathan R. Dull