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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.

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
  • Page: N.A
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The Writings of George Washington: 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

The Writings of George Washington: 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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Traditions and Reminiscences, Chiefly of the American Revolution in the South

Traditions and Reminiscences, Chiefly of the American Revolution in the South

Including Biographical Sketches, Incidents, and Anecdotes, Few of which Have Been Published, Particularly of Residents in the Upper Country

  • Author: Joseph Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: South Carolina
  • Page: 592
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The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry

  • Author: Melissa A. Walker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136176098
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the Patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal elites and backcountry settlers who did not enjoy accurate representation in the assemblies meant a complex political and social milieu throughout this turbulent time. The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens brings to light the world of the Southern backcountry that engendered its role in the Revolutionary War. With careful attention to political, social, and military history, Walker concentrates on the communities and events not typically covered in books on the Revolutionary War. Through government documents, autobiographies, correspondence, and diaries, The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens gives students of the Revolution an important new perspective on the role of the South in the resolution of the fighting.

The Second American Revolution

The Second American Revolution

Closing the Four Basic Gaps of African Americans

  • Author: Harvey Smith Sr.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 149900785X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 154
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The book will describe the major gaps that exist between African Americans and their white counterparts. The story is a historical presentation of decisions that were made by political and religious leaders dating back to the early 17th century that would eventually lead to the sad state of the modern day African American. A positive solution to the problem will be presented that will give all Americans hope that each of the four gaps can eventually be closed. Thus, the story is based on a problem solution format. The book will answer the question- are all men created equal?

The American Revolution

The American Revolution

Revised Edition

  • 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 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.

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 American Revolution

The American Revolution

A Historical Guidebook

  • Author: Frances H. Kennedy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199324220
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook is both a guide to the most significant places of the Revolutionary War and a guide to the most authoritative books on the subject. The book presents, in chronological order, nearly 150 of the most significant battles and historic sites, and draws on essays from scholars in the field.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution

A Historical Guidebook

  • Author: Frances H. Kennedy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199324239
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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In 1996, Congress commissioned the National Park Service to compile a list of sites and landmarks connected with the American Revolution that it deemed vital to preserve for future generations. Some of these sites are well known--Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Fort Ticonderoga--and in no danger of being lost; others less so-- Blackstock's Plantation in South Carolina or Bryan's Station in Kentucky--and more vulnerable. But all are central to the story of our nation's fight for independence. From battlefields to encampments, meeting houses to museums, these places offer us a chance to rediscover the remarkable men and women who founded this nation and to recognize the relevance of not just what they did, but where they did it. The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook takes readers to nearly 150 of these sites, providing an overview of the Revolution through an exploration of the places where American independence was articulated, fought for, and eventually secured. Beginning with the Boston Common, first occupied by British troops in 1768, and closing with Fraunces Tavern in New York, where George Washington bid farewell to his officers on December 4, 1783, Kennedy takes readers on a tour of the most significant places of Revolutionary history. Accompanied by illuminating excerpts and essays from some of the foremost scholars in the field, including David McCullough, Barbara Tuchman, David Hackett Fischer, Eric Foner, and John Ferling, the entries move in a roughly chronological order from the pre-Revolutionary years up through 1787. Taken together, the combination of site, essay, and excerpt provides rich context and overview, giving a sense of the major figures and events as well as the course of the Revolution, and cover topics ranging from the Boston Tea Party to the frontier wars. The guide is encyclopedic in scope and covers a wide geographical sweep. Accompanied by historical maps, as well as a number of illuminating primary documents including the Declaration of Independence and letters from John Adams and George Washington, it offers a comprehensive picture of how the Revolutionary War unfolded on American soil, and also points readers to the best writing on the subject in the last fifty years. The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook is an essential companion for anyone interested in the story and history of our nation's founding.

American Cicero

American Cicero

The Life of Charles Carroll

  • Author: Bradley J. Birzer
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497635713
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 230
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Aristocrat. Catholic. Patriot. Founder. Before his death in 1832, Charles Carroll of Carrollton—the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence—was widely regarded as one of the most important Founders. Today, Carroll’s signal contributions to the American Founding are overlooked, but the fascinating new biography American Cicero rescues Carroll from unjust neglect. Drawing on his considerable study of Carroll’s published and unpublished writings, historian Bradley J. Birzer masterfully captures a man of supreme intellect, imagination, integrity, and accomplishment. Born a bastard, Carroll nonetheless became the best educated (and wealthiest) Founder. The Marylander’s insight, Birzer shows, allowed him to recognize the necessity of independence from Great Britain well before most other Founders. Indeed, Carroll’s analysis of the situation in the colonies in the run-up to the Revolution was original and brilliant—yet almost all historians have ignored it. Reflecting his classical and liberal education, the man who would be called “The Last of the Romans” advocated a proper understanding of the American Revolution as deeply rooted in the Western tradition. Carroll even left his mark on the U.S. Constitution despite not assuming his elected position to the Constitutional Convention: by inspiring the creation of the U.S. Senate. American Cicero ably demonstrates how Carroll’s Catholicism was integral to his thought. Oppressed because of his faith—Maryland was the most anti-Catholic of the original thirteen colonies—Carroll became the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and helped legitimize Catholicism in the young American republic. What’s more, Birzer brilliantly reassesses the most controversial aspects of Charles Carroll: his aristocratic position and his critiques of democracy. As Birzer shows, Carroll’s fears of extreme democracy had ancient and noble roots, and his arguments about the dangers of democracy influenced Alexis de Tocqueville’s magisterial work Democracy in America. American Cicero reveals why Founders such as John Adams assumed that Charles Carroll would one day be considered among the greats—and also why history has largely forgotten him.

The Poems of Philip Freneau: Poet of the American Revolution (Complete)

The Poems of Philip Freneau: Poet of the American Revolution (Complete)

  • Author: Philip Freneau
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465575537
  • Category:
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