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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • Rediscovery of North Americaby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00

    Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first... more...

  • Unbecoming Britishby Kariann Akemi Yokota

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    What can homespun cloth, stuffed birds, quince jelly, and ginseng reveal about the formation of early American national identity? In this wide-ranging and bold new interpretation of American history and its Founding Fathers, Kariann Akemi Yokota shows that political independence from Britain fueled anxieties among the Americans about their cultural... more...

  • Against Massacreby Davide Rodogno

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 42.00

    Against Massacre looks at the rise of humanitarian intervention in the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon to the First World War. Examining the concept from a historical perspective, Davide Rodogno explores the understudied cases of European interventions and noninterventions in the Ottoman Empire and brings a new view to this international... more...

  • The Everything American Revolution Bookby Daniel P Murphy

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    Scrappy farmers. Aristocratic landowners. Eccentric geniuses. These were the rebels who took on the world's greatest power and won. From the rebellion against "taxation without representation" to the beginnings of American self-government, readers will learn how this unlikely group of colonists shaped a new nation. This book features all readers need... more...

  • When Washington Crossed the Delawareby Lynne Cheney; Peter M. Fiore

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2012; Not Available

    "This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America." -- Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and... more...

  • When Washington Crossed the Delawareby Lynne Cheney; Peter M. Fiore

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2012; Not Available

    "This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America." -- Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Free Blacks and People of Color in the Americas, 2-Volume Setby Stewart R. King

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 185.00

    When Columbus arrived in 1492, the first free black person?a sailor?set foot in the Americas. Over the next 400 years, as slavery spread and became entrenched in the Western Hemisphere, free blacks built communities throughout North and South America, playing a critical role in every region, colony, and country. From Canada to the Caribbean to Chile,... more...

  • The Revolutionary Years, 1775-1789by William Nester

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 29.95

    The creation of American diplomacy and power as an art more...

  • The Autobiography of a Yankee Marinerby Michael J. Crawford

    Potomac Books Inc. 2002; US$ 18.95

    In 1806, when retired sea captain and religious activist Christopher Prince (1751-1832) began to write his life’s story, he wanted simply to leave his family a record of his experiences. Today, his autobiography survives as one of the extremely rare participants’ accounts of seafaring during the American Revolution. As a literary work, it... more...

  • Black Patriots and Loyalistsby Alan Gilbert

    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...