Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence
The birth of the United States was by no means a forgone conclusion in 1776. Ellis, the author of Founding Brothers, weaves together the complex forces in play in 1776. Many members of the Continental Congress were still hoping for reconciliation. The population was more loyal to their state than they were to a nebulous nation and quite a few people were staunch Loyalists. In the summer of 1776 with the most powerful country in the world sending the largest armada to fight the colonies a coalescence took place and the Continental Congress, the rag tag army under Washington, and the colonists finally embraced the concept of a United States.