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After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781594162336
Author(s): Don Glickstein
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
Dimensions: 152 x 231 x 38 (w x l x h)
Pages: 400

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After the Humiliating Defeat at Yorktown in 1781, George III Vowed to Keep Fighting the Rebels and Their Allies Around the World, Holding a New Nation in the Balance Although most people think the American Revolution ended with the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, it did not. The war spread around the world, and exhausted men kept fighting from the Arctic to Arkansas, from India and Ceylon to Schenectady and South America while others labored to achieve a final diplomatic resolution. After Cornwallis s unexpected loss, George III vowed revenge, while Washington planned his next campaign. Spain, which France had lured into the war, insisted there would be no peace without seizing British-held Gibraltar. Yet the war had spun out of control long before Yorktown. Native Americans and Loyalists continued joint operations against land-hungry rebel settlers from New York to the Mississippi Valley. African American slaves sought freedom with the British. Soon, Britain seized the initiative again with a decisive naval victory in the Caribbean against the Comte de Grasse, the French hero of Yorktown.
In 'After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence,' Don Glickstein tells the engrossing story of this uncertain and violent time, from the remarkable American and French success in Virginia to the conclusion of the fighting in India and then to the last British soldiers le Please click here to ask a question
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