Table of contents for Securing American independence : John Jay and the French alliance / Frank W. Brecher.


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1. Two Determined Diplomats                             1
2. The Pre-Independence Outlook, 1774-76                 13
3. From the Declaration of Independence to the Battle
   of Saratoga                                          61
4. From the French-U.S. Alliance to Spain's Entrance
   into the War, February 1778-April 1779               99
5. From the French-Spanish Alliance of April 1779
   versus England to the Militarily Victorious Year of 1781 133
6. 1781-82: An American Military Campaign
   Unexpectedly Changes the Shape of the War           159
7. Peace Negotiations, 1782-83                          169
8. Concluding Assessments                               219

Appendix A: A Contemporary View of Pre-Independence
            Military Events and Their Consequences                  227
Appendix B: Secretary Livingston's Unsent Analysis of
            "The Present State of Europe" (December 1781)           241
Notes                                                   245





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Jay, John, 1745-1829, Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787, Statesmen United States Biography, Statesmen France Biography, United States Foreign relations France, France Foreign relations United States, United States Foreign relations 1775-1783, United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Peace, United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Participation, French