Hurricane of Independence

Hurricane of Independence

The Untold Story of the Deadly Storm at the Deciding Moment of the American Revolution

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Hurricane of Independence is the fascinating untold story of the opening of the American Revolution amidst the devastation of a brutal storm. In September 1775, the 8th deadliest Atlantic hurricane of all time raced up the East Coast, striking all of the important colonial capitals and eventually killing more than 4,000 people. In an era where hurricanes were viewed as omens from God, what this storm meant to the colonists about the justness of their cause would yield unexpected results. Hurricane of Independence is about the individual people in the eye of the storm and how they saved the American Revolution; from well-known founders like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin to ordinary individuals such as sailors, escaped slaves, farmers, and fishermen. Hurricane of Independence brings to life an incredible moment when the forces of nature and the forces of history came together, creating stories of sacrifice, survival, and strength amidst the fight for freedom.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2008]
Copyright Date: ℗♭2008
ISBN: 9781402212284
Branch Call Number: 973.3 W675
Characteristics: xviii, 299 pages ; 24 cm


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