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The Resource A crisis of peace : George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the fate of the American Revolution, David Head

A crisis of peace : George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the fate of the American Revolution, David Head

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A crisis of peace : George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the fate of the American Revolution
Title
A crisis of peace
Title remainder
George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the fate of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
David Head
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On March 15, 1783, General George Washington addressed a group of angry officers in an effort to rescue the American Revolution from mutiny at the highest level. After the British surrender at Yorktown, the American Revolution still blazed on, and as peace was negotiated in Europe, grave problems surfaced at home. The government was broke, paying its debts with loans from France. Political rivalry among the states paralyzed Congress. The army's officers, encamped near Newburgh, New York, and restless without an enemy to fight, brooded over a civilian population seemingly indifferent to their sacrifices. The result was the Newburgh Affair, a mysterious event in which Continental Army officers, disgruntled by a lack of pay and pensions, may have collaborated with nationalist-minded politicians such as Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Robert Morris to pressure Congress and the states to approve new taxes and strengthen the central government. Fearing what his men might do with their passions inflamed, Washington averted the crisis, but with the nation's problems persisting, the officers ultimately left the army disappointed, their low opinion of their civilian countrymen confirmed. A Crisis of Peace provides a fresh look at the end of the American Revolution while speaking to issues that concern us still: the fragility of civil-military relations, how even victorious wars end ambiguously, and what veterans and civilians owe each other
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Head, David
Dewey number
973.316
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E255
LC item number
.H433 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military pensions
  • Militarism
  • Civil-military relations
Target audience
adult
Label
A crisis of peace : George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the fate of the American Revolution, David Head
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The road from Yorktown -- The insipid Campaign -- the officer's grievances, the financier's frustration -- the delegation to Philadelphia -- Rumors and gossip -- The anonymous letter -- General Washington in the Temple of Virtue -- Peace and pensions -- The army disbands
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xvii, 284 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
  • on1053998621
  • (OCoLC)1053998621
Label
A crisis of peace : George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the fate of the American Revolution, David Head
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The road from Yorktown -- The insipid Campaign -- the officer's grievances, the financier's frustration -- the delegation to Philadelphia -- Rumors and gossip -- The anonymous letter -- General Washington in the Temple of Virtue -- Peace and pensions -- The army disbands
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xvii, 284 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
  • on1053998621
  • (OCoLC)1053998621

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