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  • William Diamond'S Drumby Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.99

    William Diamond's drum roll in 1775 was the call to arms for the farmers and villagers in Massachusetts that began the American revolution. The book is a well researched history of the war and various battles therein. It is written in a manner to make for an exciting retelling of history. more...

  • A History of the American Revolutionby John Alden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America?s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship... more...

  • Sea Ventureby Kieran Doherty

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World. When the Sea Venture left England in 1609, it was flagship in a fleet of nine bound for Jamestown with roughly 600 settlers and badly needed... more...

  • Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Bostonby Samuel Adams Drake

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 14.95

    "Your Old Landmarks of Boston is a perfect storehouse of Information," Henry W. Longfellow told Samuel Adams Drake almost a century ago. That being true a hundred years ago, the praise is even more relevant today, when many of the old and venerated landmarks are gone, victims of time and progress in a rapidly changing world. One hundred years ago... more...

  • Unfinished Revolutionby Sam W. Haynes

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    After the War of 1812 the United States remained a cultural and economic satellite of the world?s most powerful empire. Though political independence had been won, John Bull intruded upon virtually every aspect of public life, from politics to economic development to literature to the performing arts. Many Americans resented their subordinate role... more...

  • Tom Paine's Americaby Seth Cotlar

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Tom Paine?s America explores the vibrant, transatlantic traffic in people, ideas, and texts that profoundly shaped American political debate in the 1790s. In 1789, when the Federal Constitution was ratified, "democracy" was a controversial term that very few Americans used to describe their new political system. That changed when the French Revolution?and... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early Americaby Peter S. Onuf; Nicholas P. Cole

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Thomas Jefferson read Latin and Greek authors throughout his life and wrote movingly about his love of the ancient texts, which he thought should be at the core of America's curriculum. Yet at the same time, Jefferson warned his countrymen not to look to the ancient world for modern lessons and deplored many of the ways his peers used classical authors... more...

  • "Those Who Labor for My Happiness"by Lucia C. Stanton

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way to a more complex view of Monticello as a working plantation, the success of which was made possible by the work of slaves. At the center of this transition has been the work... more...

  • Unnatural Rebellionby Ruma Chopra

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Thousands of British American mainland colonists rejected the War for American Independence. Shunning rebel violence as unnecessary, unlawful, and unnatural, they emphasized the natural ties of blood, kinship, language, and religion that united the colonies to Britain. They hoped that British military strength would crush the minority rebellion and... more...

  • Contesting Slaveryby John Craig Hammond; Matthew Mason

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 24.50

    Recent scholarship on slavery and politics between 1776 and 1840 has wholly revised historians? understanding of the problem of slavery in American politics. Contesting Slavery builds on the best of that literature to reexamine the politics of slavery in revolutionary America and the early republic. The original essays collected here analyze the... more...