The History of the American Revolution, vol. 2
Vol. 2 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. 2.
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Table of Contents
- The Campaign of 1777, in the Middle States.
- The Northern Campaign of 1777.
- The Alliance between France and the United States. The Campaign of 1778.
- Campaign of 1779.
- Of Continental Paper Currency.
- Of Indians, and Expeditions into the Indian Country.
- Campaign of 1780 in the Southern States.
- Campaign of 1780, in the Northern States.
- Foreign Affairs, connected with the American Revolution 1780, 1781.
- The revolt of the Pennsylvania line; of part of the Jersey troops; distresses of the American army; Arnold’s invasion of Virginia.
- Campaign of 1781. Operations in the two Carolinas and Georgia.
- Campaign of 1781. Operations in Virginia: Cornwallis captured: New-London destroyed.
- Of the treatment of prisoners, and of the distresses of the Inhabitants.
- Campaign of 1782. Foreign events and negotiations. Peace 1782.
- The State of parties; the advantages and disadvantages of the Revolution; its influence on the minds and morals of the Citizens.
- The discharge of the American army: the evacuation of New-York: The resignation of General Washington: Arrangements of Congress for the disposing of their western territory, and paying their debts: The distresses of the States after the peace: The inefficacy of the articles of the Confederation: A Grand Convention for amending the Government: The New Constitution: General Washington appointed President: An address to the people of the United States.
- Edition: orig; Page:  An Alphabetical List of the Members of Congress, who attended from the several States, from the 5th November, 1774, to the 3d of March, 1789.