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My American Revolution

My American Revolution

A Modern Expedition Through History's Forgotten Battlegrounds

  • Author: Robert Sullivan
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429945850
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies—in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. And there are great adventures along the way: Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and—toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains," and eventually some physical therapy—he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat. He recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist's more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and the life of Philip Freneau, the first (and not great) poet of American independence, who died in a swamp in the snow. Last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon. Like an almanac, My American Revolution moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses.

It's My Country Too

It's My Country Too

Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan

  • Author: Jerri Bell,Tracy Crow
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 1612349366
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 376
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This inspiring anthology is the first to convey the rich experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words—from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Josette Dermody Wingo enlisted as a gunner’s mate in the navy in World War II to teach sailors to fire Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns. Marine Barbara Dulinsky recalls serving under fire in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of 1968, and Brooke King describes the aftermath of her experiences outside the wire with the army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, and pension depositions—as well as from published and unpublished memoirs—generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms, even at great personal peril.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

  • Author: William Cooper Nell
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African American soldiers
  • Page: 396
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The American Revolution

The American Revolution

  • Author: Joseph C. Morton
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313317927
  • Category: History
  • Page: 218
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This well-rounded reference source on America's war for independence features essays, biographies, and primary documents.

Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790

Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790

January 4, 1782–December 29, 1785

  • Author: Le Marquis de Lafayette
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501736027
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 528
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This volume, the fifth in a distinguished and admired series, includes correspondence with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Patrick Henry, French foreign minister Vergennes, Spanish foreign minister Floridablanca, and Lafayette 's wife, Adrienne. The book opens with Lafayette's return to France after Yorktown to press the benefits of that victory. Displaying his role as Franklin 's "political aide-de-camp" in the diplomatic negotiations that culminated in the treaty of peace, the documents also give evidence of his personal mediation with members of the French government as well as with the King. The documents chronicling his tour of America in 1784 clearly show that Lafayette intended it to be more than a triumphal display. They reveal his desire to promote in the individual states as well as among the American people at large a sense of unity that would produce a stronger government and thus ensure the survival of those liberties for which Lafayette had been struggling. The volume ends with clear evidence that his interest did not wane with the close of the war but found renewed vigor in his determination to secure and extend those "rights of mankind" that he espoused.

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American revolution. June, 1775, to July, 1776 (v.3); July, 1776, to July, 1777 (v.4); July, 1777, to July, 1778 (v.5); July, 1778, to March, 1780 (v.6); March, 1780, to April, 1781 (v.7); April, 1781, to December, 1783 (v.8)

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American revolution. June, 1775, to July, 1776 (v.3); July, 1776, to July, 1777 (v.4); July, 1777, to July, 1778 (v.5); July, 1778, to March, 1780 (v.6); March, 1780, to April, 1781 (v.7); April, 1781, to December, 1783 (v.8)

  • Author: George Washington
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American revolution: (v. 3) June, 1775-July, 1776. (v. 4) July, 1776-July] 1777. (v. 5) July, 1777-July, 1778. (v. 6) July, 1778-March, 1780. (v. 7) March, 1780-April, 1781. (v. 8) April, 1781-December, 1783

pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American revolution: (v. 3) June, 1775-July, 1776. (v. 4) July, 1776-July] 1777. (v. 5) July, 1777-July, 1778. (v. 6) July, 1778-March, 1780. (v. 7) March, 1780-April, 1781. (v. 8) April, 1781-December, 1783

  • Author: George Washington
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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Documentary History of the American Revolution

Documentary History of the American Revolution

  • Author: Robert Gibbes
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • ISBN: 1429017392
  • Category: History
  • Page: 308
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The American Revolution and the Press

The American Revolution and the Press

The Promise of Independence

  • Author: Carol Sue Humphrey
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810164299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Finalist, 2014 AEJMC Tankard Book Award Carol Sue Humphrey’s The American Revolution and the Pressargues that newspapers played an important role during America’s struggle for independence by keeping Americans engaged in the war even when the fighting occurred in distant locales. From the moment that the colonials received word of Britain’s new taxes in 1764 until reports of the peace treaty arrived in 1783, the press constituted the major source of information about events and developments in the conflict with the mother country. Both Benjamin Franklin, one of the Revolution’s greatest leaders, and Ambrose Serle, a Loyalist, described the press as an “engine” that should be used to advance the cause. The efforts of Patriot printers to keep readers informed about the war helped ensure ultimate success by boosting morale and rallying Americans to the cause until victory was achieved. As Humphrey illustrates, Revolutionary-era newspapers provided the political and ideological unity that helped Americans secure their independence and create a new nation.

The American Revolution in Indian Country

The American Revolution in Indian Country

Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities

  • Author: Colin G. Calloway
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521475693
  • Category: History
  • Page: 327
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Examines the Native American experience during the American Revolution.

The First American Revolution

The First American Revolution

Before Lexington and Concord

  • Author: Ray Raphael
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595587349
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with “the shot heard round the world.” Now in paperback, Ray Raphael’s The First American Revolution uses the wide-angle lens of a people’s historian to tell a surprising new story of America’s revolutionary struggle. In the years before the battle of Lexington and Concord, local people—men and women of common means but of uncommon courage—overturned British authority and declared themselves free from colonial oppression, with acts of rebellion that long predated the Boston Tea Party. In rural towns such as Worcester, Massachusetts, democracy set down roots well before the Boston patriots made their moves in the fight for independence. Richly documented, The First American Revolution recaptures in vivid detail the grassroots activism that drove events in the years leading up to the break from Britain.

The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution

The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution

Being the Letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, M. Dumas, and Others, Concerning the Foreign Relations of the United States During the Whole Revolution; Together with the Letters in Reply from the Secret Committee of Congress, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Also, the Entire Correspondence of the French Ministers, Gerard and Luzerne, with Congress

  • Author: United States. Dept. of State
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene

A Biography of the American Revolution

  • Author: Gerald M. Carbone
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9780230612938
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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When the Revolutionary War began, Nathanael Greene was a private in the militia, the lowest rank possible, yet he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer--celebrated as one of three most important generals. Upon taking command of America's Southern Army in 1780, Nathanael Greene was handed troops that consisted of 1,500 starving, nearly naked men. Gerald Carbone explains how within a year, the small worn-out army ran the British troops out of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and into the final trap at Yorktown. Despite his huge military successes and tactical genius Greene's story has a dark side. Gerald Carbone drew on 25 years of reporting and researching experience to create his chronicle of Greene's unlikely rise to success and his fall into debt and anonymity.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution

  • Author: Joaquin Carr
  • Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
  • ISBN: 1450907652
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 32
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Learn about the causes of the American Revolution, its leaders, and how brave patriots fought for a chance at liberty.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution

  • Author: Bruce Lancaster,John Harold Plumb
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618127399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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From Lexington to Yorktown, Bruce Lancaster's classic, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, covers the story of America's fight for independence in vivid detail. Here Lancaster examines both the historical facts of the Revolution and the sacrifice and bravery of the American people during the eighteenth century and brings the dilemmas faced by these early Americans into sharp focus. Newly introduced by the critically acclaimed author Richard M. Ketchum, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION is a highly readable and engaging volume, and "as a book for the general reader it could scarcely be bettered" (Christian Science Monitor).

The American Revolution

The American Revolution

  • Author: Edward Countryman
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
  • ISBN: 9781429931311
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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A newly revised version of a classic in American history When The American Revolution was first published in 1985, it was praised as the first synthesis of the Revolutionary War to use the new social history. Edward Countryman offered a balanced view of how the Revolution was made by a variety of groups-ordinary farmers as well as lawyers, women as well as men, blacks as well as whites-who transformed the character of American life and culture. In this newly revised edition, Countryman stresses the painful destruction of British identity and the construction of a new American one. He expands his geographical scope of the Revolution to include areas west of the Alleghenies, Europe, and Africa, and he draws fresh links between the politics and culture of the independence period and the creation of a new and dynamic capitalist economy. This innovative interpretation of the American Revolution creates an even richer, more comprehensive portrait of a critical period in America's history.

Women in the American Revolution

Women in the American Revolution

  • Author: Jeanne Munn Bracken
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • ISBN: 1932663231
  • Category: History
  • Page: 79
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"Women in the American Revolution picks up where usual historical accounts of the Revolutionary War leave off -- with the varied roles and contributions of women in camp, on the homefront, and serving as spies, messengers, and soldiers. This anthology of letters, journals, and eyewitness accounts tells a part of the story of women who helped on both sides of the war, from colonist Molly Pitcher to Hessian Baroness von Riedesel, from messenger Deborah Champion to soldier Deborah Sampson."

The Natchez District and the American Revolution

The Natchez District and the American Revolution

  • Author: Robert V. Haynes
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1617032395
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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In 1775, when the American Revolution broke out, the Natchez District was a small isolated outpost in British West Florida. During the early stages of the rebellion, the population of the district more than doubled as hundreds of loyalists settled along the western banks of the Mississippi River between Walnut Hills (modern Vicksburg) and Manchac. Although most inhabitants were loyal to England or preferred to remain neutral during the conflict, James Willing, a young adventurer and a former resident of the district, brought the war to their doorstep in early 1778 when he led a raiding party which forced the inhabitants of Natchez to take an oath of allegiance and which plundered the property of several well-known Tories south of the town. When Willing and his men reached New Orleans, they were allowed to dispose of their plunder at public auction. Although Willing's Raid exposed British weakness in the Southwest, the governor of West Florida dispatched enough military assistance to regain control over the Natchez district and to prevent Willing from ascending the Mississippi River with provisions for the American army. Spain's entry into the war in June of 1779 upset the precarious balance in the Southwest. In a series of brilliant campaigns, Governor Bernardo de Galvez captured the British settlements along the Mississippi, then seized Mobile, and eventually forced the British to surrender Pensacola. While Pensacola was falling to a superior Spanish force, the inhabitants of Natchez momentarily regained control of the district and threw out the Spaniards. As soon as they learned of the fall of Pensacola, however, they resubmitted to Spanish rule, which proved milder than many had anticipated. The end of the American Revolution found Spain in possession of the lower Mississippi Valley. This account is the first complete, scholarly study of what took place in the Natchez district during the American Revolution. Professor Haynes not only brings new material to light, but he also captures the drama of life in Mississippi during the period of the American Revolution.

The Radicalism of the American Revolution

The Radicalism of the American Revolution

  • Author: Gordon S. Wood
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307758966
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian describes the events that made the American Revolution. Gordon S. Wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from England, rather it transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.

Correspondence of the American Revolution

Correspondence of the American Revolution

Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency

  • Author: Jared Sparks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
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