By William M. Fowler Jr.
Most folk think the yankee Revolution led to October, 1781, after the conflict of Yorktown; actually the warfare persevered for 2 extra irritating years. in the course of that point, the Revolution got here towards being misplaced than at any time within the past part dozen. The British nonetheless held big apple, Savannah, Wilmington, and Charleston; the Royal army managed the seas; the states--despite having signed the Articles of Confederation previous that year--retained their person sovereignty and, principally bankrupt themselves, refused to ship any funds within the new nation's curiosity; participants of Congress have been in consistent confrontation; and the Continental military was once at the verge of mutiny.
William Fowler's An American Crisis chronicles those tumultuous and dramatic years, from Yorktown till the British left big apple in November 1783. At their center was once the extraordinary speech Gen. George Washington gave to his troops evcamped north of recent York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing uprising which could have overturned the nascent government.
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