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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • Now You Know ? Heroes, Villains, and Visionariesby Doug Lennox

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 29.99

    These four books from Doug Lennox?s popular trivia series provide answers to such queries about famous figures as: Who is the only left-handed person mentioned in the Bible? How did a dog named Gander become a Canadian war hero? and Which wife of England's Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand? 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...

  • 1776by David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00

    America?s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation?s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...