Reseña del editor
This book is the second of a series of four, eacli of whicli, while complete in itself, is to form part of a connected history of the United States down to our own time. The Limits of this volume are the years 1756 and 1783. This period has a unity in many ways. From the beginning of the old French War to the end of the Eevolution the English commonwealths in America were both learning the necessity of union and growing conscious of a common destiny. It might even be said that while in one of the two conflicts they were hostile to France and in the other allied with her yet nevertheless such a connection is in itself substantive. Both illustrate phases of French history. A sti Ustronger mark of the epoch is the continuous development in action of common exertion for the common welfare. But the strongest and most philosophical unity is in the evolution of a new theory of government during these years hj the application of English principles to American conditions. The author hopes that while the narrative in the following pages is necessarily brief it is full enough to illustrate this essential conception in American
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