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American Revolutions - A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor

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History

Description:

The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

18h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:28


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:41


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:40


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:31


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:12


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:00


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:05


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

09:04


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:14


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:43


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:12


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:39


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:19


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

09:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:37


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:26


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:23


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:45


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:52


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:14


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:50


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:10


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:32


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:23


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:33


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:51


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:04


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:52


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:15


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:28


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:05


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:11


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:05


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:15


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:22


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

00:35