Foto dell'editore

Prelude to Revolution: The Salem Gunpowder Raid of 1775 (Witness to History)

Hoffer, Peter Charles

Editore: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 1421410052 / ISBN 13: 9781421410050
Usato / Hardcover / Quantità: 1
Da Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A.)
Copie del libro da altre librerie
Mostra tutte le  copie di questo libro
Aggiungere al carrello
Prezzo: EUR 33,91
Convertire valuta
Spedizione: EUR 3,64
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Lista dei preferiti


Dati bibliografici

Titolo: Prelude to Revolution: The Salem Gunpowder ...

Casa editrice: Johns Hopkins University Press

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included


1421410052 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice inventario libreria Z1421410052Z2

Su questo libro:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads):
4,2 valutazione media
(5 valutazioni)


Before colonial Americans could declare independence, they had to undergo a change of heart. Beyond a desire to rebel against British mercantile and fiscal policies, they had to believe that they could stand up to the fully armed British soldier. Prelude to Revolution uncovers one story of how the Americans found that confidence.

On April 19, 1775, British raids on Lexington Green and Concord Bridge made history, but it was an episode nearly two months earlier in Salem, Massachusetts, that set the stage for the hostilities. Peter Charles Hoffer has discovered records and newspaper accounts of a British gunpowder raid on Salem. Seeking powder and cannon hidden in the town, a regiment of British Regulars were foiled by quick-witted patriots who carried off the ordnance and then openly taunted the Regulars. The prudence of British commanding officer Alexander Leslie and the persistence of the patriot leaders turned a standoff into a bloodless triumph for the colonists. What might have been a violent confrontation turned into a local victory, and the patriots gloated as news spread of "Leslie?s Retreat."

When British troops marched on Lexington and Concord on that pivotal day in April, Hoffer explains, each side had drawn diametrically opposed lessons from the Salem raid. It emboldened the rebels to stand fast and infuriated the British, who vowed never again to back down. After relating these battles in vivid detail, Hoffer provides a teachable problem in historic memory by asking why we celebrate Lexington and Concord but not Salem and why New Englanders recalled the events at Salem but then forgot their significance.

Praise for the work of Peter Charles Hoffer

"This book more than succeeds in achieving its goal of helping students understand and appreciate the cultural and intellectual environment of the Anglophone world."? New England Quarterly, reviewing When Benjamin Franklin Met the Reverend Whitefield

"A synthetic essay of considerable grace and scope... An excellent overview of the field."? Journal of Legal History, reviewing Law and People in Colonial America

Descrizione del libro:

Prelude to Revolution tells the story of a critical event in America?s early history, when a new nation?s fate was still uncertain.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Info su libreria e pagamento

Metodi di pagamento

La libreria accetta i seguenti metodi di pagamento:

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

[Cercare nel catalogo della libreria]

[Tutti i libri della libreria]

[Fare una domanda alla libreria]

Libreria: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Indirizzo: Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A.

Libreria AbeBooks dal: 7 giugno 2002
Valutazione libreria: 4 stelle

Condizioni di vendita:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it¿s described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you¿re dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn¿t arrived, you¿re eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you¿ve changed your mind about a book that you¿ve ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we¿ll respond within 2 business days.

Condizioni di spedizione:

* * * All books are packed with great care! * * * DOMESTIC SHIPPING OPTIONS for
standard-sized books: PRIORITY MAIL (takes business 3-7 days to arrive in the continental U.S.) - $5.50 for each book. ... BOOK RATE SHIPPING ("media mail", takes 1-4 weeks to arrive in the continental U.S.; please note that media mail delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, APO/FPO addresses, and US territories can take 6-8 weeks) - $4.00 for the 1st book and $2.00 for each additional book. MEDIA MAIL BOOKS ARE TYPICALLY SEALED IN A HIGH-QUALITY PLASTIC BAG AND THEN PACKAGED IN A STRONG CARDBOARD BOX. Some small, very light items receive a First-Class upgrade and ship in a First-Class bubblewrap-lined mailer. ... AIRMAIL SHIPPING TO CANADA: $21.00 US dollars for each book. Oversized or heavy items may require an additional $22.00 US dollars for extra postage.... OTHER INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL SHIPPING: $24.00 for each book, with shipment by USPS International Priority Airmail service whenever possible and typical delivery in 5-14 business days. Oversized or heavy items may require an additional $38.00 US dollars for extra postage.... If your book is HEAVY or OVERSIZED, we will contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Descrizione libreria: We are PENNSYLVANIA'S LARGEST USED BOOKSTORE specializing in second-hand and out- of-print scholarly books in all fields! We offer the finest selection of art books between New York and Chicago. We invite you to email us with any questions or concerns about any of our books. We are always interested in buying academic libraries and are willing to travel to collect your books!!