The Resource American revolutions : A Continental History, 1750-1804., Alan Taylor, (downloadable audiobook)

American revolutions : A Continental History, 1750-1804., Alan Taylor, (downloadable audiobook)

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American revolutions : A Continental History, 1750-1804.
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American revolutions
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A Continental History, 1750-1804.
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Alan Taylor
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eng
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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
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Taylor, Alan
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Narrator: Mark Bramhall
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American revolutions : A Continental History, 1750-1804., Alan Taylor, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100726&titleID=2603038
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Unabridged
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (15 audio files)
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electronic
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9781524709709
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American revolutions : A Continental History, 1750-1804., Alan Taylor, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100726&titleID=2603038
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (15 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524709709
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
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  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
  • c
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digital
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4cd31982-8ba8-49e9-9dff-c00761fc9ac8
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
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  • ODN0002603038
  • 2894876
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Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 532770 KB)
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