At a glance:
- Author: John S. Pancake
- First Published: 1977
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1775-1778
- Setting: America, France, and Great Britain
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Revolutionaries, Colonies or colonization, Revolutions, England or English people, American Revolution, War, Eighteenth century
- Locales: France, Europe, United States, Great Britain, North America, United Kingdom
The central theme and title of this well-written and soundly researched work is announced in John Adams’ sarcastic words of November, 1777, “that year which the Tories said had three gallows in it, meaning the three sevens.” And well they might. By late 1776 the American cause was desperate. Though Boston had fallen to Washington in April, his campaign around New York City had ended disastrously. Extricating his meager forces from that Tory-minded city, Washington had led a “strategic withdrawal” down the length of New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. By December Tories...
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