The History of the American Revolution, vol. 1
Vol. 1 of a 2 volume work. David Ramsay’s History of the American Revolution appeared in 1789 during an enthusiastic celebration of nationhood. It is the first American national history written by an American revolutionary and printed in America. Ramsay, a well-known Federalist, was an active participant in many of the events of the period and a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina. Ramsay discusses the events and ideas of the American Revolution (from the outbreak of turbulence in the 1760s to the onset of Washington’s administration) and makes an ardent Federalist defense of the Constitution of 1787. Based on the original and authorized 1789 version, this is the first new modern edition of the work.
The History of the American Revolution, Foreword by Lester H. Cohen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 1990). Vol. 1.
The copyright to this edition, in both print and electronic forms, is held by Liberty Fund, Inc.
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Table of Contents
- the writings of david ramsay
- SECONDARY SOURCES
- Editor’s Note
- Preface [to the first edition]
- Of the Settlement of the English Colonies, and of the political Condition of their Inhabitants.
- The Origin of the disputes between Great-Britain and her Colonies, in the Year 1764, and its progress till 1773.
- Tea is sent by the East India Company to America, and is refused, or destroyed, by the Colonists. Boston port act, c.
- Proceedings of the Colonies in 1774, in consequence of the Boston Port Act, viz.
- Transactions in Great-Britain, in consequence of the proceedings of Congress, in 1774.
- Some special transactions of Dr. Franklin in London, in behalf of America.
- Consequences in America, resulting from the preceding transactions of Parliament; and of the commencement of Hostilities.
- The second Congress meets and organises a regular Continental Army—makes sundry public addresses, and petitions the King, c. Transactions in Massachusetts.
- Ticonderoga taken, and Canada invaded.
- Transactions in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and the general state of Public Affairs in the Colonies.
- Transactions in Massachusetts, and Evacuation of Boston.
- Transactions in Canada.
- The Proceedings of Parliament, against the Colonies, 1775–6. Operations in South-Carolina, New-York, and New-Jersey.
- Of Independence, State Constitutions, and the Confederation.