Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83

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This is the first comprehensive study of the peace negotiations which ended the American War of Independence. It challenges traditional views and uses a wide range of sources to provide a detailed analysis of the treaties signed between Britain and France, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States. It shows that American independence, rather than being the important issue of the negotiations, was consistently subordinated to European balance of power considerations. The book demonstrates the importance of personality and ...

Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83 2001, Liverpool University Press

ISBN-13: 9780859896153

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