By William M. Fowler Jr.
Most folks think the yankee Revolution led to October, 1781, after the conflict of Yorktown; actually the warfare persevered for 2 extra hectic years. in the course of that point, the Revolution got here in the direction of being misplaced than at any time within the prior part dozen. The British nonetheless held ny, Savannah, Wilmington, and Charleston; the Royal military managed the seas; the states--despite having signed the Articles of Confederation past that year--retained their person sovereignty and, mostly bankrupt themselves, refused to ship any funds within the new nation's curiosity; participants of Congress have been in consistent war of words; 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 ny in November 1783. At their middle was once the striking speech Gen. George Washington gave to his troops evcamped north of latest York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing uprising which could have overturned the nascent government.
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American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783 by William M. Fowler Jr.