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The Revolution, 1775-1783

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  • Neither Enemies nor Friendsby Suzanne Oboler; Anani Dzidzienyo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    In this collection, leading scholars focus on the contemporary meanings and diverse experiences of blackness in specific countries of the hemisphere, including the United States. The anthology introduces new perspectives on comparative forms of racialization in the Americas and presents its implications both for Latin American societies, and for Latinos'... more...

  • Glory, Passion, and Principleby Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 12.99

    Much has been written of the brave deeds, acts of heroism, and intellectual prowess of the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence over two hundred years ago, yet almost no attention has been paid to the extraordinary women of that time -- women who helped found our nation with courage, sacrifice, and intellect equal to any of the famed male... more...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...

  • The Drillmaster of Valley Forgeby Paul Lockhart

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    “A terrific biography….The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals   The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley... 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...

  • Almost A Miracleby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    Almost a Miracle offers an illuminating portrait of the Revolutionary War, offering vivid descriptions of all the major engagements, from the first shots fired on Lexington Green to the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, revealing how these battles often hinged on intangibles such as leadership under fire, heroism, good fortune, blunders,... more...

  • Glenn Beck's Common Senseby Glenn Beck

    Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 9.99

    #1 New York Times bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense . In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. And they find commonsense solutions to... more...

  • Strategy in the American War of Independenceby Donald Stoker; Kenneth J. Hagan; Michael T. McMaster

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the strategies pursued by the Colonies and the other combatants in the American War for Independence, placing the conflict in its proper global context. Many do not realize the extent to which the 1775 colonial rebellion against British rule escalated into a global conflict. Collectively, this volume examines the strategies pursued... more...

  • As If an Enemy's Countryby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    "A lively and sympathetic history of pre-Revolutionary Boston under British occupation." -- The New Yorker A thrilling and original work of history, As If an Enemy's Country tells the riveting story of what made the Boston townspeople, and with them other colonists, turn toward revolution. more...