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    A Mighty Empire
    The Origins of the American Revolution

    by Marc Egnal

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    • Release date: January 8, 1989
    • Language: english
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press (Ithaca/London)
    • Author: Marc Egnal
    • ISBN: 9780801495816 (0801495814)
    • Format: paperback, 412 pages

    About The Book

    The American Revolution was the culmination of a contest between two factions of wealthy colonists, expansionists & non-expansionists. The first were convinced that the colonies had the “spiritual & physical resources to become a self-reliant, mighty New World empire”; the latter were “citizens of little faith.” Tho concentrating on elites, Egnal does not neglect the common people. He focuses on Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia & S. Carolina, delineating factional composition & activity from the period of imperial wars thru the adoption of the Constitution. A challenging new interpretation, well written & solidly supported. Highly recommended for academic libraries. Roy H. Tryon, Delaware State Archives, Dover

    Maps & Figures


    Note on Definitions

    Abbreviations Used in Notes


    Massachusetts to 1741: three parties were formed

    Massachusetts, 1741-1762: coalition politics

    New York: traders & warriors

    Pennsylvania: Quaker party ascendancy

    Virginia: rise of the northern neckers

    South Carolina: factions times two

    The depression of the 1760s

    Massachusetts: patriot alliance

    New York: reluctant revolutionaries

    Pennsylvania: challenging the Quaker party

    Virginia: conflict & cooperation

    South Carolina: triumphant patriots

    The quiet years

    Northern colonies: antagonists high & low

    Southern colonies: maintaining control

    Beyond independence



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