The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

"Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor" by Richard Beeman

    

  In Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, acclaimed historian Richard R. Beeman examines the grueling twenty-two-month period between the meeting of the Continental Congress on September 5, 1774 and the audacious decision for independence in July of 1776.

As late as 1774, American independence was hardly inevitable—indeed, most Americans found it neither desirable nor likely.

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