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- Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00
In this stirring book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 17.50
We commonly think of the American Revolution as simply the war for independence from British colonial rule. But, of course, that independence actually applied to only a portion of the American population—African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99
When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
The American Revolution?an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins?continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year on July 4 with fireworks and other patriotic displays. But to identify as an American is to connect to a larger national narrative, one that... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
For more than 150 years, English men and women had planted themselves along the Atlantic Coast of the New World as colonists, intent on creating new lives of possibility and opportunity. But by the 1760s, countless thousands of people who had been loyal to king and country began to question that same loyalty. As British authorities began to hamper... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 300.00
The American Revolution is one of the most studied time periods in U.S. history and a substantial part of the history curriculum in schools. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America is the definitive reference to everything students need to know about this pivotal moment in American history. Written by a preeminent scholar in the field,... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2009; US$ 19.95
As entertaining as it is informative, this dictionary offers records and explanations of a northern English dialect. The research presents information about words that go back as far as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings as well as those present in today?s vernacular. Ideal for anyone interested in English etymology, this reference is thorough and essential.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99
Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging and displacing decades of received wisdom, T. H. Breen?s strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans?most of them members of farm families living in small communities?were drawn into a successful insurgency against imperial... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 25.99
The war that raged along America's frontier during the period of the American Revolution was longer, bloodier, and arguably more revolutionary than what transpired on the Atlantic coast. Between 1763 and 1795 westerners not only participated in a War of Independence but engaged in a revolution that ushered in fundamental changes in social relations,... more...