Guns on the Chesapeake: The Winning of America's Independence Book Review Summary

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The communities along Chesapeake Bay and the many tributaries that crisscross Virginia and Maryland were under constant threat from the British during the Revolutionary War, beginning in 1775 with Lord Dunmore's assault on the small Virginia town of Hampton and the devastating bombardment of Norfolk, through the naval conflicts and blockades, pillaging raids and burnings of shipyards, warehouses, homes, and farms, the slaughter of families as well as livestock, from the banks of the James to Baltimore and Maryland's Eastern Shore, until the French-supported Battle of the Virginia Capes and the Yorktown victory that won America's independence. And even after the armistice in 1783, the fighting and dying continued in the Battle of the Barges, said to be the bloodiest naval battle on Bay during the war. The revolutionary role of the two Chesapeake colonies is the focus of this book.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   18th century History of military?    -   Yes History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General Specific war?    -   Revolutionary War (US)

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   politicians Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast    -   Deep South Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

Part of a series?    -   Yes How much gore?    -   4 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   1 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes How much humor?    -   1 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   diplomats Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   250-300 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   5 ()

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