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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United Statesby Pauline Maier

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 3.99

    The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by... more...

  • One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Oweby Robert E. Wright

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 40.00

    Like its current citizens, the United States was born in debt-a debt so deep that it threatened to destroy the young nation. Thomas Jefferson considered the national debt a monstrous fraud on posterity, while Alexander Hamilton believed debt would help America prosper. Both, as it turns out, were right. One Nation Under Debt explores the untold... more...

  • Henry Knoxby M. Puls

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of... more...

  • The American Revolutionby David F. Burg

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 75.00

    While the American Revolution officially began in Lexington, Massachusetts, in April 1775, the seeds of rebellion had been sown for decades. This work provides first-hand accounts of the period that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. more...

  • Nathanael Greeneby G. Carbone

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Upon taking command of America's Southern Army in 1780, Nathanael Greene took on an army that consisted of 1,500 starving, nearly naked troops. Within a year, the small worn-out army was transformed into an elite fighting force. In a new approach, Carbone chronicles Greene's unlikely rise to success and his fall into debt and anonymity. more...

  • From Colony to Superpowerby George C. Herring

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the only thematic volume commissioned for the series. Here George C. Herring uses... more...

  • Almost a Miracleby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 12.99

    In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than... more...

  • The Glorious Causeby Robert Middlekauff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president,... more...

  • Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americasby Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    Enslaved peoples were brought to the Americas from many places in Africa, but a large majority came from relatively few ethnic groups. Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on her lifetime study of slave groups in the New World, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall explores the persistence of African ethnic identities among the enslaved... more...

  • As If an Enemy's Countryby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 15.99

    In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied... more...