American War of Independence


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The American War of Independence, also known as the American Revolutionary War is considered to be a major step towards achieving Unites States' independence.
Matthew Zembo's doctoral research proposal was War from the Side of Canada: British Military Operations on the Northern Frontier during the American War of Independence 1775-1783.
A Few Bloody Noses: The American War of Independence. Robert Harvey.
The Organization of American Historians has presented its Merle Curtis Social History Award to Woody Holton for his revisionist study of the Virginia gentry on the eve of the American War of Independence. The author challenges the long-held notion that the gentry were a confident class of leaders.
By including letters, petitions, and allied items penned by the Sierra Leone settlers, the editors draw attention to an important but often neglected aspect of black history: the scheme to relocate the "Black Poor" living in England in the 1780s to Sierra Leone, the small West African colony that resulted, and the addition of a large community sent from Canada, consisting of former American slaves who fought for the British army during the American War of Independence and ended up helping to found the West African colony.
The Quakers' experience of mediation and peace-work stretches through three centuries from the colonization of North America, through the American War of Independence and the Crimean War, to the Nigerian civil war, the independence of Zimbabwe and conflicts in today's headlines.
1775: In Lexington, the opening shot was fired - by a British general - in the American War of Independence.
1781: Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in the American War of Independence. 1862: Auguste Lumiere, French moving picture pioneer, was born.
1777: The British, under General Howe, beat the Americans commanded by George Washington at the battle of Brandywine Creek in the American War of Independence. 1841: The commuter age began for the south-east of England when the London to Brighton commuter express train began a regular service, taking just 105 minutes.
Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
Wentworth (1737-1820) was a prominent figure and amongst the wealthiest of men in the British colony of New Hampshire, being appointed Governor from 1766 until the American War of Independence which forced him to leave for England sometime in 1778.
Raised in 1674, the regiment first fought at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland and then in the American War of Independence. Their part in the Napoleonic Wars earned them the nick-name The Fighting Fifth which stuck with them through to the Boer War and then the First World War where they fought at the Somme.
1777: British commander General Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga in the American War of Independence. 1849: Frederic Chopin, Polish pianist and composer, died of tuberculosis in Paris, aged 39.
* Distinguished itself in battle for Fort Washington in 1776 during American War of Independence.
American War of Independence Commanders Author Rene Chartrand Illustrator Richard Hook Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing.
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