European Friends of the American Revolution


European Friends of the American Revolution

The American Revolution was an international, not just domestic conflict and American independence would not have been achieved without diplomatic, financial, and military support from Europe.

And without recognition from powerful European nations, the young country would never have assumed an independent status “amongst the powers of the earth.”

This collection of essays not only offers new glimpses into the ways in which various European powers and actors enabled Revolutionaries to fight and win the war, it also highlights the American Revolution’s short- and long-term impact on the Atlantic World.

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