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By Kevin Phillips

ISBN-10: 0670025127

ISBN-13: 9780670025121

The contrarian historian and analyst upends the normal examining of the yankee Revolution

In 1775, iconoclastic historian and bestselling writer Kevin Phillips punctures the parable that 1776 was once the watershed 12 months of the yankee Revolution. He means that the good occasions and confrontations of 1775—Congress’s belligerent monetary ultimatums to Britain, New England’s rage militaire, the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the recent provincial congresses and 1000s of local  committees that fast reconstituted neighborhood authority in Patriot hands­—achieved a  sweeping Patriot regulate of territory and native executive that Britain was once by no means in a position to overcome.  those every one extra to the Revolution’s crucial momentum so whilst the British eventually attacked in nice energy the next yr, they can no longer regain the regulate that they had misplaced in 1775.

Analyzing the political weather, monetary buildings, and army arrangements, in addition to the jobs of ethnicity, faith, and sophistication, Phillips tackles the eighteenth century with an analogous ability and insights he has proven in examining modern politics and economics.  the result's a dramatic narrative brimming with unique insights. 1775 revolutionizes our knowing of America’s origins.

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Der Große. 221–179 Philipp V. 218–201 2. Punischer Krieg. 215–205 1. Makedonischer Krieg. 200–197 2. Makedonischer Krieg. 197 Schlacht bei Kynoskephalai. 196 Freiheitserklärung bei den Isthmischen Spielen. 197–160/59 Eumenes II. 188 Frieden von Apameia. 186 Senatsbeschluss zu den Bacchanalien. 184 Zensur des Marcus Porcius Cato. 179–168 Perseus letzter König der Makedonen. 175–164 Antiochos IV. Epiphanes. 172–168 3. Makedonischer Krieg, beendet durch den Sieg der Römer bei Pydna. 159–138 Attalos II.

Ein Austritt aus dem Seebund war von Anfang an durch die beschworene Ewigkeit des Bündnisses ausgeschlossen worden, um den Persern keine Gelegenheit zu bieten, das Bündnis durch Abfallbewegungen aufzuweichen. Dass es Athen mit der Bundesdisziplin ernst meinte, mussten zunächst die Einwohner von Naxos erfahren, die sich bereits einige Jahre nach der Gründung des Seebunds gegen Athen auflehnten. Das Bündnis blieb bis zur großen Abfallbewegung am Ende des Peloponnesischen Kriegs im Großen und Ganzen intakt.

Dass das siegreiche Sparta freilich von seinen politischen Strukturen her viel weniger zu einer stabilen Hegemonialpolitik in der Lage war als Athen, zeigte sich bereits in den Jahren unmittelbar nach dem Sieg. Lysandros übte in Griechenland eine ausschließlich persönliche Herrschaft aus, für die er institutionell gar kein Mandat hatte. In den Städten führten teils von ihm eingesetzte spartanische Offiziere, teils ihm persönlich verbundene oligarchische Cliquen das Regiment, so auch in Athen, das zunächst von den ‚Dreißig‘, später von den ‚Zehn‘ kontrolliert wurde.

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