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What are the themes described in 1776?

One of the book's themes is the relationship between idealism and pragmatism in the minds of the Americans. On the one hand, the leaders of the American Revolution were men of the Enlightenment,...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 10:42 am UTC

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What are the five most significant events in 1776 by David McCollough, not focusing only on the military engagements?

Since 1776 deals mainly with military events, the only way to answer this question the way it was asked is to include McCullough's earlier, companion work, John Adams, which deals with the floor...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 9:12 pm UTC

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What happens in the book 1776 by David McCullough?

In the book 1776, author David McCullough gives us a fresh and rich account of the start of the American Revolution in 1776 and the war's progress. One way in which his account is fresh concerns...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2015 9:00 am UTC

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In 1776, what are the author's topic, main points, and arguments?

McCullough's book is about how difficult the first year of the American Revolution was and how luck, ingenuity, and resilience played a role in the Americans' ability to continue fighting. For...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2017 12:01 am UTC

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Who are the main characters in the history book 1776 by David McCullough? 

The year 1776 is the quintessential year for the American Republic. That year, the United States was born out of revolutionary spirit with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In the...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2017 2:36 am UTC

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In 1776 by David Mccullough what are the major battles, what happened in them and why were they important?

David McCullough's 1776 covers a number of battles that defined the beginning of the American Revolution. The book focuses on many of the regular figures on both sides of the conflict and discusses...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2018 12:33 am UTC

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How can I better understand McCullough's book "1776"?

History books often portray the American Revolution as a simple fight between right and wrong. Colonists were "right," and the British were "wrong." Setting up the war in this way makes it easy to...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2017 1:00 pm UTC

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In the book 1776, what were the different attitudes of the colonists that spurred on the revolution?

David McCollough's 1776 is a narrative of American colonists in the ranks of General George Washington: men of every age and shape: boys and men, farmers and schoolteachers, no-accounts and even...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2014 6:35 pm UTC

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