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Burke, Edmund (1729-1797) An impartial history of the war in America... to 1779

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01842 Author/Creator: Burke, Edmund (1729-1797) Place Written: Carlisle Type: Book Date: 1780 Pagination: xi, 608, 44 p. 22 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: Printed for J. Milliken. With large folding plate opposite titlepage, "A New Map of North America" [no imprint] and accompanied by 13 additional plates, all fanciful depictions of American and British leaders.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarLiterature and Language ArtsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGeography and Natural History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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