American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two by William M. Fowler Jr.
By William M. Fowler Jr.
Most folks think the yank Revolution resulted in October, 1781, after the conflict of Yorktown; in reality the battle persisted for 2 extra demanding years. in the course of that point, the Revolution got here in the direction of being misplaced than at any time within the earlier part dozen. The British nonetheless held ny, Savannah, Wilmington, and Charleston; the Royal military managed the seas; the states--despite having signed the Articles of Confederation prior that year--retained their person sovereignty and, principally bankrupt themselves, refused to ship any funds within the new nation's curiosity; individuals of Congress have been in consistent war of words; and the Continental military used to be at the verge of mutiny.
William Fowler's An American Crisis chronicles those tumultuous and dramatic years, from Yorktown till the British left long island in November 1783. At their center used to be the impressive speech Gen. George Washington gave to his troops evcamped north of recent York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing uprising which can have overturned the nascent government.
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