European Friends of the American Revolution (Hardcover)

European Friends of the American Revolution By Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy (Editor), John A. Ragosta (Editor), Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (Editor) Cover Image
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American independence would not have been achieved without diplomatic, financial, and military support from Europe. And without recognition from powerful European nations, the young country would never have assumed an independent status "amongst the powers of the earth." This collection of essays not only offers new glimpses into the ways in which various European powers and actors enabled American patriots to fight and win the war, it also highlights the American Revolution's short- and long-term impact on the Atlantic world.

Because of the strength of European support, Great Britain found itself diplomatically isolated, without an ally in a war that had become a global conflict, and with a navy outnumbered by the combined fleets of America's friends. This volume is a timely reminder of the importance of international support for the winning of American independence and the global context of the American Revolution as we approach its 250th anniversary.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813949888
ISBN-10: 0813949882
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: August 21st, 2023
Pages: 316
Language: English