Beaumarchais and the American Revolution

Based on archival research in Europe and the United States, this authoritative study tells the fascinating story of Beaumarchais's role in the American War of Independence as an owner and outfitter of ships and as an arms merchant.

Author: Brian N. Morton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739104683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

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Based on archival research in Europe and the United States, this authoritative study tells the fascinating story of Beaumarchais's role in the American War of Independence as an owner and outfitter of ships and as an arms merchant. It chronicles his dealings with Louis XVI, Vergennes, Benjamin Franklin, and the American Continental Congress and recounts his family's struggle to receive payment for the weapons and materials sent to the American colonists.
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Improbable Patriot

The outrageous true story of the French plot to supply arms and ammunition to Washington's Continental Army, and the bold French spy, inventor, playwright, and rogue behind it all

Author: Harlow G. Unger

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584659259

Category: History

Page: 236

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The outrageous true story of the French plot to supply arms and ammunition to Washington's Continental Army, and the bold French spy, inventor, playwright, and rogue behind it all
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For the Good of Mankind

This volume, the first compilation of the political correspondence of Beaumarchais, author of the Marriage of Figaro, will shed light on the controversial diplomatic history of the American Revolution.

Author: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UCAL:B4349501

Category: History

Page: 456

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This volume, the first compilation of the political correspondence of Beaumarchais, author of the Marriage of Figaro, will shed light on the controversial diplomatic history of the American Revolution. The evidence presented here reveals that the author did mastermind the policy of aid to the American Revolution which has been attributed to the foreign affairs minister, Vergennes, to whom Beaumarchais addressed most of the correspondence in this volume.
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BEAUMARCHAIS THE AMER REVOLU

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Author: Blanche Evans Hazard

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1360532749

Category: History

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Beaumarchais and the American Revolution Primary Source Edition

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Blanche Evans Hazard

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1289857105

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution

As Antoinette Shewmake has shown, the first two plays of the Figaro trilogy are heavily informed by Beaumarchais's militant role in the American Revolution.

Author: Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521897082

Category: Music

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Polzonetti reveals how revolutionary America inspired eighteenth-century European audiences, and how it can still inspire and entertain us.
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Beaumarchais and the American Revolution Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Blanche Evans Hazard

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ISBN: 1331171059

Category: History

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Excerpt from Beaumarchais and the American Revolution In the winter of 1906 - 1907, the General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution offered a prize of fifty dollars in gold for the best essay which should be submitted on any phase of the American Revolution. The competition was open to members of the class of 1907 in any of our colleges for women. The judges awarded this prize to Blanche Evans Hazard of Radcliffe College, and the gold coins, enclosed in a blue and buff case, were presented to her at the Class Day exercises of the Radcliffe graduates of 1907. By vote of the Society, the accepted essay was to be owned and published by the General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution, and it is herewith given to the public so that the younger and older students of American History may know more of the problems and patriotism of their revolutionary forefathers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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American Revolution The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

Beaumarchais played a key role in the American Revolution, handling the flow of secret French aid to America before France openly entered the war.

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097449

Category: History

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With more than 1,300 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of the American Revolution, this definitive scholarly reference covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. • Contains more than 1,300 A–Z entries on various political, social, and military topics connected with the American Revolution • Features contributions from more than 120 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Introduces entries with essays on the war's underlying causes and the events that catalyzed its outbreak, a synopsis of the war, and an analysis of its long-term impact • Includes key documents relevant to the period, including Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, eyewitness battle accounts, speeches, and treaties • Supplements entries with hundreds of illustrations depicting colonial and Revolutionary America, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large-scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea • Addresses all major Native American tribes involved in the conflict and their role in the war
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The Diplomacy Of The American Revolution

Elizabeth Kite, Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence (Boston, 1918), II, 31–32, calls this “the earliest written allusion” to any definite ...

Author: Samuel Flagg Bemis

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447485155

Category: History

Page: 316

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The American Revolution can rightly be called a turning point in the history of mankind and this fascinating book looks past the famous battles of Lexington, Ticonderoga and Yorktown and focuses on the forgotten world of diplomacy. Explore the world of secret diplomatic communiqués between the American and French forces, the spy network developed by General George Washington and much more. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: .

Author: Elizabeth Sarah Kite

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 1230284028

Category:

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... BIBLIOGRAPHY Beaumarchais et son Temps par Louis de Lomenie, Paris, 1850. Translated by H. S. Edwards. N. Y. 1857 Histoire de Beaumarchais, Gudin de la Brenellerie. Edited by Maurice Tourneux, 1888 uvres Completes, precedees d'une notice sur sa vie et ses ouvrages par Saint Marc Gerardim, 1828, 6 tomes Nouvelle Edition Augmentee de quatre pieces de Theatre et des documents divers inedits avec une introduction par M. E. Fournier, ornee de vingt portraits, etc. 1876 H. Doniol--Histoire de la Participation de la France dans l'etablissement des Etats-Unis, 5 tomes. Paris, 1886 1892 E. Lintilhac--Beaumarchais et ses uvres; precis de sa vie et histoire de son esprit, etc. Paris, 1887 Beaumarchais the Merchant. Hon. John Bigelow in Hours at Home, June 1870 Marie Therese Amelie Car on de Beaumarchais d'apres sa correspondance inedite par Bonneville de Marsangy, 1890 Bibliographie des uvres de Beaumarchais. H. Cordier, 1883 Beaumarchais: eine Biographie. A. Bettleheim, 1886 Memoires sur le Chevalier d'Eon, suivis de douze lettres inedites de Beaumarchais. F. Gaillardet, 1866 New Material for the History of the American Revolution. J. Durand, 1889 Diplomatic Correspondence. Francis Wharton Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution. J. Sparks, 1829-1830 Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. James Parton, 1864 Deane Papers, (6 vols.). 1887 A Vindication of Arthur Lee, designed as a refutation of the charges found in the writings of Benjamin Franklin, as exhibited by Jared Sparks, etc. 1894 Beaumarchais: etude par P. Borvnefon, 1887 Beaumarchais and Sonnenfels. A. von Arnett Memoires de Beaumarchais. Nouvelle...
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The American Revolution 1775 1783

A number of vessels under able to recover the considerable sums he himself the control of Beaumarchais were sent directly invested , which Silas Deane ...

Author: Richard L. Blanco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000280869

Category: History

Page: 982

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This definitive encyclopedia, originally published in 1983 and now available as an ebook for the first time, covers the American Revolution, comes in two volumes and contains 865 entries on the war for American independence. Included are essays (ranging from 250 to 25,000 words) on major and minor battles, and biographies of military men, partisan leaders, loyalist figures and war heroes, as well as strong coverage of political and diplomatic themes. The contributors present their summaries within the context of late 20th Century historiography about the American Revolution. Every entry has been written by a subject specialist, and is accompanied by a bibliography to aid further research. Extensively illustrated with maps, the volumes also contain a chronology of events, glossary and substantial index.
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New Materials for the History of the American Revolution

Cost of Beaumarchais's shipments , how to be stated , 121 Credit , agreement as to ... 92 , III , 112 ; American commissioner at Paris , 92 ; supplants Lee ...

Author: John Durand

Publisher: New York, Holt

ISBN: UOM:39015027038788

Category: France

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The American Revolution 100

During the early years of the Revolutionary War, Hortalez and Cie became the ... It is estimated that de Beaumarchais supplied up to 90 percent of the ...

Author: Michael Lee Lanning

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402247309

Category: History

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Experience the defining moments of the war that gave birth to America The American Revolution 100 brings to life the monumental moments, bloody battles, and influential leaders who gave birth to a great nation. In comprehensive fashion, decorated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning ranks and analyzes the war's most significant events, showing how each affected the outcome. Relive the memorable battles, when a country of citizen-farmers prepared themselves to take on the mightiest army in the world. Learn about the remarkable figures and forces of the time, and decide for yourself: Who influenced the revolution more—John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, or John Paul Jones? Was the Battle of Yorktown more pivotal than the Battle of Trenton? Was The Declaration of Independence more important to the revolution than Thomas Paine's Common Sense? Read the stories of Henry Knox, Thomas Sumter, American militias, and December 26, 1776, and let your own debates begin… Praise for Michael Lee Lanning's history books: "Easily accessible…Recommended reference for the aficionado and the uninitiated alike." ForeWord magazine "Unusual and even witty insights also abound." Publishers Weekly
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The American Revolution

Penn's petition was unsuccessful, but in it Beaumarchais saw the opportunity to secretly provide munitions to the American insurgents while also making ...

Author: David K. Allison

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588346599

Category: History

Page: 272

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An illustrated collection of essays that explores the international dimensions of the American Revolution and its legacies in both America and around the world The American Revolution: A World War argues that contrary to popular opinion, the American Revolution was not just a simple battle for independence in which the American colonists waged a "David versus Goliath" fight to overthrow their British rulers. Instead, the essays in the book illustrate how the American Revolution was a much more complicated and interesting conflict. It was an extension of larger skirmishes among the global superpowers in Europe, chiefly Britain, Spain, France, and the Dutch Republic. Amid these ongoing conflicts, Britain's focus was often pulled away from the war in America as it fought to preserve its more lucrative colonial interests in the Caribbean and India. The book, the illustrated companion volume to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name, touches on this and other topics including overseas empires, economic rivalries, supremacy of the seas, European diplomacy, and more. Together the book's incisive text, full-color images, and topical sidebars underscore that America's fight for independence is most clearly comprehended as one of the first global struggles for power.
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Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence

[2] See John Fiske's American Revolution, Vol. I, p. 244. [3] J. Fiske's AmericanRevolution, Vol. I, p.243. [4] J. Fiske's American Revolution, Vol.II,pp.

Author: Elizabeth S. Kite

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465509284

Category: United States

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