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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • Jefferson's Declaration of Independenceby Allen Jayne

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Allen Jayne analyzes the ideology of the Declaration of Independence -- and its implications -- by going back to the sources of Jefferson's ideas: Bolingbroke, Kames, Reid, and Locke. He concludes that the Declaration must be read as an attack on two claims of absolute authority: that of government over its subjects and of religion over the minds... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 War of Independence 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 the... more...

  • Kid Soldierby Jennifer Maruno

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 8.99

    Fatherless fifteen-year-old Richard is befriended by a former military man in St. Catharines, Ontario. After attending army summer training camp in 1939, he joins the army at the start of the Second World War, lying about his age. He ships out to Britain for training. There he witnesses the Battle of Britain and is wounded during the Blitz. more...

  • Poisoned by Lies and Hypocrisyby Gavin K. Watt

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    In 1775, Americans made their first attempt to invade Canada. When the rebels attacked Quebec City, Carleton's motley army of militia, American loyalists, British regulars, and First Nations successfully managed to repel them, despite the odds. more...

  • Toward a More Perfect Unionby Ann Fairfax Withington

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 44.99

    In October of 1774, Congress passed a moral code which banned the theater, cock-fights, and horseraces. In abiding by this code, Americans built for themselves a character as a virtuous people which set them apart from the "corrupt" British, prepared them to declare independence, and gave them the confidence to establish republican governments. This... 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...

  • Revolutionary War Almanacby John C. Fredriksen

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 85.00

    Offering a day-by-day chronology of the people and events important to the American Revolution, this title provides a look at this historic time. It covers people, battles, and other details, and includes more than 130 maps, photographs, and illustrations pair with an index, a bibliography, cross-references, and a chronology. more...