The Life And Times Of Philip Schuyler

Autore: Benson John Lossing
Editore: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429017279
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The Life And Times Of Philip Schuyler Vol 2 Classic Reprint

Autore: Benson John Lossing
Editore: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780666780645
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Excerpt from The Life and Times of Philip Schuyler, Vol. 2 This was in allusion to the Operations Of Lord Dunmore, who, with a motley force of Tories and refugee negro Slaves, made war upon the Virginians over whom he had borne rule as royal governor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Notable American Women 1607 1950

Autore: Edward T. James
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674627345
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Contains biographical sketches of women whose achievements have contributed to the nation's history

Pursuit Of Profit And Preferment In Colonial North America

Autore: William G Godfrey
Editore: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889201080
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How did an ambitious British army officer advance his career in mid–eighteenth–century North America? What was the nature of political opportunism in an imperial system encompassing an old world and a new? This study examines the career of an Anglo–Irish–Acadian army officer, treating in considerable detail the network of old-world connections and patrons which at times facilitated his advancement. John Bradstreet was born in Nova Scotia and died in New York. He was a major participant in colonial North American military events ranging from the capture of Louisbourg in 1745 to the British campaign against Pontiac in 1764. Early in his career he became lieutenant–governor of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and eventually rose to the rank of major–general in the British army, while linking his military performance to a relentless pursuit of profit and preferment. He was a man consistently on the periphery of both English and American societies; yet his career reveals a great deal about the mid–eighteenth–century trans–Atlantic world and about the dilemma of proponents of Empire who were viewed with increasing suspicion in both mother country and colonies. The author draws upon British, American, and Canadian archival sources, taking advantage of Bradstreet’s prolific correspondence to support and develop his narrative.

General Richard Montgomery And The American Revolution

Autore: Hal T. Shelton
Editore: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814739644
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Brave, humane, and generous . . . still he was only a brave, humane, and generous rebel; curse on his virtues, they've undone this country. --Member of British Parliament Lord North, upon hearing of General Richard Montgomery's death in battle against the British At 3 a.m. on December 31, 1775, a band of desperate men stumbled through a raging Canadian blizzard toward Quebec. The doggedness of this ragtag militia--consisting largely of men whose short-term enlistments were to expire within the next 24 hours--was due to the exhortations of their leader. Arriving at Quebec before dawn, the troop stormed two unmanned barriers, only to be met by a British ambush at the third. Amid a withering hale of cannon grapeshot, the patriot leader, at the forefront of the assault, crumpled to the ground. General Richard Montgomery was dead at the age of 37. Montgomery--who captured St. John and Montreal in the same fortnight in 1775; who, upon his death, was eulogized in British Parliament by Burke, Chatham, and Barr; and after whom 16 American counties have been named--has, to date, been a neglected hero. Written in engaging, accessible prose, General Richard Montgomery and the American Revolution chronicles Montgomery's life and military career, definitively correcting this historical oversight once and for all.

Revolutionary Enigma A Re Appraisal Of General Philip Schuyler Of New York

Autore: Martin H. Bush
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Theatre In The United States Volume 1 1750 1915 Theatre In The Colonies And The United States

Autore: Martha Mahard
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521308588
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Describes the growth and development of theatre in the United States. Documents and commentary are arranged into chapters on business practice, acting, theatre buildings, drama, design, and audience behavior.

The Peasant Prince

Autore: Alex Storozynski
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429966078
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Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish-Lithuanian born in 1746, was one of the most important figures of the modern world. Fleeing his homeland after a death sentence was placed on his head (when he dared court a woman above his station), he came to America one month after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, literally showing up on Benjamin Franklin's doorstep in Philadelphia with little more than a revolutionary spirit and a genius for engineering. Entering the fray as a volunteer in the war effort, he quickly proved his capabilities and became the most talented engineer of the Continental Army. Kosciuszko went on to construct the fortifications for Philadelphia, devise battle plans that were integral to the American victory at the pivotal Battle of Saratoga, and designed the plans for Fortress West Point—the same plans that were stolen by Benedict Arnold. Then, seeking new challenges, Kosciuszko asked for a transfer to the Southern Army, where he oversaw a ring of African-American spies. A lifelong champion of the common man and woman, he was ahead of his time in advocating tolerance and standing up for the rights of slaves, Native Americans, women, serfs, and Jews. Following the end of the war, Kosciuszko returned to Poland and was a leading figure in that nation's Constitutional movement. He became Commander in Chief of the Polish Army and valiantly led a defense against a Russian invasion, and in 1794 he led what was dubbed the Kosciuszko Uprising—a revolt of Polish-Lithuanian forces against the Russian occupiers. Captured during the revolt, he was ultimately pardoned by Russia's Paul I and lived the remainder of his life as an international celebrity and a vocal proponent for human rights. Thomas Jefferson, with whom Kosciuszko had an ongoing correspondence on the immorality of slaveholding, called him "as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known." A lifelong bachelor with a knack for getting involved in doomed relationships, Kosciuszko navigated the tricky worlds of royal intrigue and romance while staying true to his ultimate passion—the pursuit of freedom for all. This definitive and exhaustively researched biography fills a long-standing gap in historical literature with its account of a dashing and inspiring revolutionary figure.

George Washington

Autore: Frank E. Grizzard
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070824
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A biographical encyclopedia contains alphabetical entries covering Washington's military and political career, personal and family life, landownings, slaveholdings, business dealings, and correspondence.

The Military History Of The American Revolution

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Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428994025
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American History

Autore: Harvard University. Library
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The Schuyler Family

Autore: Montgomery Schuyler
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Vista: 1936
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Dictionary Catalog Of The Research Libraries Of The New York Public Library 1911 1971

Autore: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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American National Biography

Autore: John Arthur Garraty
Editore:
ISBN: 9780195127980
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General Philip Schuyler House Historic Structure Report

Autore: Maureen K. Phillips
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Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography

Autore: Henry Colin Gray Matthew
Editore:
ISBN: 9780198613992
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50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.

Widener Library Shelflist American History

Autore: Harvard University. Library
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The Five Rights Of The Individual

Autore: Philip Schuyler
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469782014
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The US government makes 350 pages of new laws each day, including directives of policy that limit what an individual may do at home alone or with consenting adults. Such laws are intended to make people safer, healthier, or more productive, but they often violate the Five Rights because they sacrifice personal choices to some presumed greater good. Directives of policy may include laws that violate the rights to privacy or free speech; laws restricting abortion or physician-assisted suicide; restrictions on gun rights; prohibitions on unhealthy foods, cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs; laws that discriminate against gays; and laws that violate property rights. Drug prohibition laws have been the most damaging. Over the past 40 years, the US population grew 50 percent while its prison population grew 1,000 percent, due mostly to antidrug laws. There are now two million Americans in jail, half of whom didn’t harm, coerce, or defraud anyone. The land of the free has one twentieth of the world’s population and one fifth of its prison population. Our incarceration rate is seven times that of European countries. No democracy has ever had such a large percentage of its people behind bars. Legalization of marijuana and decriminalization of other drugs would free hundreds of thousands of individuals, end prison overcrowding, and save billions of dollars now spent trying to enforce unenforceable laws. There would be less need for spying, wiretapping, and breaking down doors. Americans could stop thinking of the police as the enemy and vice-versa, permitting a renewal of respect for the Five Rights.

Catherine Schuyler

Autore: Mary Gay Humphreys
Editore: Hva Press
ISBN: 9781948697101
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"I am no stranger to the qualities which distinguish your character." - Alexander Hamilton in a letter to Catherine Schuyler Catherine Schuyler was one of the most important figures in early American history. Married to Philip Schuyler, known as the General of the North during the revolution, she played a critical role in the days of the war for America's liberty. Catherine Schuyler: A Woman of the Revolution details the life and times of this larger-than-life woman. Born in 1734, Catherine Schuyler grew up to become the grande dame of Albany. As her husband went off to fight for freedom--and their lives--it fell to Catherine to manage the household, raise the children, and protect them from the attacks of both the Indians and British. Whether it was providing food for the billeted soldiers, defending against an Indian attack, even setting fire to her family's own fields as the British approached, she faced life with determination and courage. Catherine Schuyler was at the epicenter of the social life of Albany, entertaining such distinguished guests such as George Washington, Ben Franklin, and British General Burgoyne. She was the mother of 15 children, eight of whom survived including Elizabeth Schuyler, who married Alexander Hamilton. In Catherine Schuyler: A Woman of the Revolution, author Mary Humphreys, a journalist and women's rights activist, provides a compelling and well-rounded look at Catherine's rich and fascinating life. Catherine Schuyler was a woman of strength and elegance who served her country and her family in equal measure.