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The miracle of American independence : twenty ways things could have turned out differently / Jonathan R. Dull.

Author/creator Dull, Jonathan R., 1942-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLincoln : Potomac Books an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
Descriptionviii, 186 pages ; 22 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Part 1. Seven ways the British might have averted American independence -- Britain could have continued to accept America's partial autonomy -- There might have been a peaceful resolution of the colonial rivalry of 1748-1755 -- The war of 1755 could have ended in a quick British victory -- The French could have won the war -- The British Army could have withdrawn from the American frontier -- The British government might have learned a lesson from the Stamp Act fiasco -- The British might have avoided war with the American colonies -- Part 2. Twelve ways the British could have overcome American independence -- American resistance might have been fatally weakened during 1775 -- The Seven Years' War could have permanently weakened the French Navy -- The British might have accepted France's pleas for better relations -- King Louis XVI could have refused to arm the Americans -- The British might have crushed the Continental Army -- Louis XVI could have pulled back from war -- Spain might not have joined the war -- Spain might have made peace with Britain -- The British might have captured West Point -- A financial collapse could have doomed the Revolution -- The allies might not have achieved the cooperation needed for victory -- The peace treaty could have left the United States too weak to survive -- Part 3. The way the United States could have lost its independence -- The American union might not have lasted.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2015024062
ISBN9781612347677 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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