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A Crisis Of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Author: David Head.

A Crisis Of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Author: David Head.

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Item #: D23207
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781643130811
After the British surrender at Yorktown, the fledging American government was broke, and paid its debts with loans from France. Disgruntled by a lack of pay and pensions, Continental Army officers formed the so-called Newburgh Conspiracy, possibly encouraged by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Robert Morris to pressure Congress and the states to approve new taxes and strengthen the central ... More
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After the British surrender at Yorktown, the fledging American government was broke, and paid its debts with loans from France. Disgruntled by a lack of pay and pensions, Continental Army officers formed the so-called Newburgh Conspiracy, possibly encouraged by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Robert Morris to pressure Congress and the states to approve new taxes and strengthen the central government. As David Head shows, it was a perilous moment, testing George Washington's leadership as much as any of his battles in the Revolution.

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