The American Revolution—Howe's War
Lecture no. 12 from the course: A History of the United States, 2nd Edition
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher and 2 others | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
From a military viewpoint, the Revolution started well and spiraled downward. The Continental Army, under the command of George Washington, faced humiliating defeats, abandoning all of New York and New Jersey to the British. Lost more by British incompetence than won by American planning, victory at Saratoga in the summer of 1777 salvaged American hopes.