Redcoats and Rebels

The War for America 1770–1781
Christopher Hibbert

A gripping and detailed account of the American revolution which sheds a new light on the war that created the United States.

The story of the American revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown, is often celebrated as the triumph of heroic American patriots over tyrannical imperialists. Yet, as this gripping and detailed account reveals, it hardly seemed like that to those who lived through it. Many English radicals supported the American cause, while many Americans wanted to remain under British rule. Others kept changing sides, quite happy, as one captain reported, to ’swallow the Oaths of Allegiance to the King and Congress alternately with as much ease as your Lordship does poached Eggs’.

Bound in blocked buckram

Set in Van Dijck

408 pages 

Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour plates

Printed endpapers

Pictorial slipcase printed with the oil painting The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, 17 June 1775 by John Trumbull, 1815–31

10˝ x 6¼˝

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