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Independence - The Struggle to Set America Free

John Ferling

No event in American history was more pivotal-or more furiously contested-than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once." Other books have been written about the Declaration of Independence, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes listeners from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost. At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. Independence will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource."

No event in American history was more pivotal-or more furiously contested-than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once." Other books have been written about the Declaration of Independence, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes listeners from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost. At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. Independence will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource."
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Genres:

History

Description:

No event in American history was more pivotal-or more furiously contested-than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once." Other books have been written about the Declaration of Independence, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes listeners from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost. At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. Independence will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

16h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

57:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

46:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

43:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:16