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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • The Road to Independenceby Bernard Mason

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this description and analysis of the organization of the revolutionary movement in New York, Bernard Mason focuses upon the intricate political alignments which the cause of independence created. He finds that the revolutionaries, contrary to the long-standing thesis, formed a decisive majority, although their effectiveness was hampered by vacillation... more...

  • Women Heroes of the American Revolutionby Susan Casey

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    A commemoration of the brave yet largely forgotten women who served in America?s War of Independence   Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere?s 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far on her horse Star in order to help her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his... more...

  • Canadian Cultural Heritage 4-Book Bundleby Peggy Dymond Leavey; Sharon Stewart; Rosemary Sadlier; Edward Butts

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 26.99

    This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that shaped the nation. We learn about four figures who started Canada on the road to cultural inclusiveness: an abolitionist who made Canada her home, a frontiersman, a firebrand political revolutionary, and an aboriginal elder stateswoman. more...

  • The Spirit of 74by Ray Raphael; Marie Raphael

    The New Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and the shot heard ?round the world,? but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period that has nearly been lost to history. The Spirit of '74 fills in this gap in our nation?s founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, real people made a revolution. After the Tea... more...

  • Founding Documents of America: Documents Decodedby John Vile

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 81.00

    The latest addition to ABC-CLIO's popular Documents Decoded series, John R. Vile's Founding Documents of America presents historic documents key to the foundations of our nation's government accompanied by introductions that supply background information and analysis that highlights key provisions and provide historical context. The coverage extends... more...

  • Pox Americanaby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 17.99

    The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of... more...

  • The Marketplace of Revolutionby T. H. Breen

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    The Marketplace of Revolution offers a boldly innovative interpretation of the mobilization of ordinary Americans on the eve of independence. Breen explores how colonists who came from very different ethnic and religious backgrounds managed to overcome difference and create a common cause--the consumer boycott--capable of galvanizing resistance. more...

  • The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary Warby Gregory Fremont-Barnes; Richard A. Ryerson

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 485.00

    This definitive scholarly reference on the American Revolution?written by acclaimed researchers and military experts from around the world?covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. more...

  • American Connectionsby James Burke

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 22.99

    Using the unique approach that he has employed in his previous books, author, columnist, and television commentator James Burke shows us our connections to the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Over the two hundred-plus years that separate us, these connections are often surprising and always fascinating. Burke turns the signers... more...

  • Demonic Groundsby Katherine McKittrick

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    Demonic Grounds moves between past and present, archives and fiction, theory and everyday, to focus on places negotiated by black women during and after the transatlantic slave trade. Specifically, Katherine McKittrick addresses the geographic implications of slave auction blocks, Harriet Jacobs's attic, black Canada and New France, as well as... more...