Independence lost: lives on the edge of the American revolution

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"In an entirely new, global perspective on the Revolutionary period, Kathleen DuVal reveals personal stories such as that of Irish trader Oliver Pollock, Scottish plantation owners James and Isabella Bruce, and Creek leader Alexander McGillivray for whom the American Revolution was more complicated than the issue of colonial independence. These individuals, their communities, and nations weighed their options, deciding based on personal interests whether independent states or loyal British colonies would best serve them as neighbors, let alone future rulers. DuVal explores how so-called American independence affected the lives of those living on the edges of British colonial America, such as slaves, Indians, women, and the colonists of other European nations and finds that the war left some much more free than others. For most of its duration, the outcome of the Revolutionary War was far from certain. DuVal brings us to a region on the edge of the war where it seems that everyone was hedging their bets--the Gulf Coast. As the British tried to hold onto the thirteen rebelling colonies that would eventually be the nascent United States, their loyal colony of West Florida was left vulnerable to Spanish invasion from the west. With the British stretched thin fighting two wars, the clashing empires found enemies and allies for whom loyalty was a calculation more than a feeling"--
Depicts the American Revolution from the eyes of outsiders who just happened to be present, including an Irish trader, Scottish plantation owners, and Creek leader Alexander McGillivray, exploring how their lives were affected and how they determined which side to support.
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subject_facet Autonomy -- Social aspects -- Gulf Coast (U.S.) -- History -- 18th century, Gulf Coast (U.S.) -- Biography, Gulf Coast (U.S.) -- History, Military -- 18th century, Gulf Coast (U.S.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century, HISTORY / Social History, HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775), HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800), History / Modern / 18Th Century, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Social aspects, West Florida -- History, Military -- 18th century
title_display Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American Revolution
title_full Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American Revolution / Kathleen DuVal, Independence lost : lives on the edge of the American revolution [electronic resource] / Kathleen DuVal
title_short Independence lost :
title_sub lives on the edge of the American revolution
topic_facet Autonomy, HISTORY / Social History, HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800), History, History, Military, Social aspects, Social conditions