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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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 29.99

    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$ 26.95

    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...

  • Toward a More Perfect Unionby Ann Fairfax Withington

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • American Revolution: People and Perspectivesby Andrew Frank

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 94.00

    Moving beyond traditional texts, this revealing volume explores the world of the average citizens who played an integral part in the Revolutionary era of American history. more...