The American Revolution

The American Revolution
Author: Robert J. Allison
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0190225068
ISBN 13: 9780190225063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Revolution Book Review:

Original edition has subtitle: a concise history.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution
Author: David Allison,Larrie D. Ferreiro
Publsiher: Smithsonian Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1588346331
ISBN 13: 9781588346339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Revolution Book Review:

An illustrated collection of essays that explores the international dimensions of the American Revolution and its legacies in both America and around the world The American Revolution: A World War argues that contrary to popular opinion, the American Revolution was not just a simple battle for independence in which the American colonists waged a "David versus Goliath" fight to overthrow their British rulers. Instead, the essays in the book illustrate how the American Revolution was a much more complicated and interesting conflict. It was an extension of larger skirmishes among the global superpowers in Europe, chiefly Britain, Spain, France, and the Dutch Republic. Amid these ongoing conflicts, Britain's focus was often pulled away from the war in America as it fought to preserve its more lucrative colonial interests in the Caribbean and India. The book, the illustrated companion volume to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name, touches on this and other topics including overseas empires, economic rivalries, supremacy of the seas, European diplomacy, and more. Together the book's incisive text, full-color images, and topical sidebars underscore that America's fight for independence is most clearly comprehended as one of the first global struggles for power.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Hugh Chisholm
Publsiher: Palala Press
Total Pages: 986
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN 10: 9781378080382
ISBN 13: 1378080386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Book Review:

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A History Of The American Revolution

A History Of The American Revolution
Author: John R. Alden
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 1989-08-22
ISBN 10: 9780306803666
ISBN 13: 0306803666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History Of The American Revolution Book Review:

The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America's preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship that has altered opinions about George III and Lord North. But most of all this is a balanced history—political, military, social, constitutional—of the thirteen colonies from the French and Indian War in 1763 to Washington's inauguration in 1789. Whether dealing with legendary figures like Adams and Jefferson or lesser-known aspects of a much picked-over subject, Alden writes with insights and broad eloquence.

To Begin the World Over Again

To Begin the World Over Again
Author: Matthew Lockwood
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 030023225X
ISBN 13: 9780300232257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Begin the World Over Again Book Review:

The first exploration of the profound and often catastrophic impact the American Revolution had on the rest of the world. While the American Revolution led to domestic peace and liberty, it ultimately had a catastrophic global impact-it strengthened the British Empire and led to widespread persecution and duress. From the opium wars in China to anti-imperial rebellions in Peru to the colonization of Australia-the inspirational impact the American success had on fringe uprisings was outweighed by the influence it had on the tightening fists of oppressive world powers. Here Matthew Lockwood presents, in vivid detail, the neglected story of this unintended revolution. It sowed the seeds of collapse for the preeminent empires of the early modern era, setting the stage for the global domination of Britain, Russia, and the United States. Lockwood illuminates the forgotten stories and experiences of the communities and individuals who adapted to this new world in which the global balance of power had been drastically altered.--Adapted from jacket.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution
Author: M. J. HEALE
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN 10: 9780367641269
ISBN 13: 0367641267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Revolution Book Review:

Originally published in 1986, this book discusses the various meanings which historians have given to the term 'American Revolution'. It can be seen as a revolutionary war of independence from Britain, but also a constitutional and ideological revolution within America. This survey firstly examines the view from Britain and the consequences of the policy of exerting closer financial control over its colonies. It then discusses the colonists' perception of British actions and their responses which were to culminate in the Declaration of Independence. It concludes by examining the continuing revolution within America after the break with England. This will be of interest to A Level and introductory undergraduate course.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0744046475
ISBN 13: 9780744046472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Revolution Book Review:

Uncover the remarkable story of the American Revolution! Who were the Redcoats, and what was the Boston Tea Party? Explore key events like the British surrender at Yorktown, and the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Written in association with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, this beautiful visual reference ebook will transport you back in time and onto the front lines of the American Revolution. Take chronological steps through the American Revolution, starting with the first stirrings of colonial resistance. Learn about important events and key moments of the war that gave birth to the American republic. Meet the most memorable people from the period, from George Washington to Benedict Arnold, and explore first-person accounts by soldiers and civilians. This history ebook for children grade 7 and up gives you a complete overview of the most fascinating events during the war. The action is brought to life through illustrated accounts of every major military action and comprehensive timelines for every stage of the conflict. Gallery spreads feature the weapons, arms, and uniforms that were used, to give you a full picture of what it was like. Large color pictures, black-and-white drawings, and detailed maps add intriguing visuals to the history of America, so reading can be engaging and enjoyable. This visual reference ebook also details the politics of the war and the different parts of society impacted by the events. Learn about the treatment of prisoners and the revolution's implications for women, Native Americans, and African-Americans. Dive in and explore the parts of the American Revolution you haven't yet discovered. Mapping the Road to American Independence The American Revolution is the most significant event in American history. Without it, there would not be the United States of America. More than 240 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, this educational ebook demonstrates why this historical period is still so important today. Journey through the most significant events and battles: - From Resistance to Rebellion - Before 1775 - The Start of the War - 1775 - Birth of a Nation - 1776 - The Struggle for Mastery - 1777 - A Widening War - 1778 - Conflict Spreads - 1779 - The Continuing Struggle - 1780 - America Victorious - 1781-83 - Aftermath: A Stronger Nation

American Revolutions A Continental History 1750 1804

American Revolutions  A Continental History  1750 1804
Author: Alan Taylor
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0393253872
ISBN 13: 9780393253870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Revolutions A Continental History 1750 1804 Book Review:

“Excellent . . . deserves high praise. Mr. Taylor conveys this sprawling continental history with economy, clarity, and vividness.”—Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the nation its democratic framework. Alan Taylor, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history. The American Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain’s colonies, fueled by local conditions and resistant to control. Emerging from the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, the revolution pivoted on western expansion as well as seaboard resistance to British taxes. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. The war exploded in set battles like Saratoga and Yorktown and spread through continuing frontier violence. The discord smoldering within the fragile new nation called forth a movement to concentrate power through a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of “We the People,” the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But it was Jefferson’s expansive “empire of liberty” that carried the revolution forward, propelling white settlement and slavery west, preparing the ground for a new conflagration.

The British Are Coming

The British Are Coming
Author: Rick Atkinson
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1627790446
ISBN 13: 9781627790444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Are Coming Book Review:

Winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History Winner of the Excellence in American History Book Award Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

Chronology of the American Revolution

Chronology of the American Revolution
Author: Bud Hannings
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN 10: 0786429488
ISBN 13: 9780786429486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronology of the American Revolution Book Review:

From the Battle of Lexington and Concord on 19 April, 1775, up through the reduction of the victorious Continental Army to a single regiment in January 1784, this book is a day-to-day chronicle of the American Revolution, both on the battlefield and in the halls of the Continental Congress. Covered in detail are the movements of not only the Continental Army and Navy, but the Marines--not covered comprehensively in other sources--and the militia. Information on the actions of Congress highlights each day's business, including the resolutions pertinent to the war. Drawing on such vital primary documents as the Journals of the Continental Congress and the Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, the book offers a close-up view of the political and military tension of the time, the perilous situation of the colonists, and the concerns of the soldiers and sailors immersed in battle. It also provides insight into the moves and counter-moves of British and American forces as intelligence flowed in both directions to influence the course of combat. All military campaigns of the revolution, from Canada to Florida and Louisiana, are included. The result is unmatched coverage of the battles, both military and legislative, that gave birth to America.

Journal of the American Revolution

Journal of the American Revolution
Author: Todd Andrlik,Don N. Hagist
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781594162787
ISBN 13: 1594162786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of the American Revolution Book Review:

The fourth annual compilation of selected articles from the online Journal of the American Revolution.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution
Author: Robert Allison
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780199718467
ISBN 13: 0199718466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Revolution Book Review:

Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States--the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. In this lively account, Robert Allison provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the Revolution, paying special attention to the Revolution's causes and consequences. The book recreates the tumultuous events of the 1760s and 1770s that led to revolution, such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, as well as the role the Sons of Liberty played in turning resistance into full-scale revolt. Allison explains how and why Americans changed their ideas of government and society so profoundly in these years and how the War for Independence was fought and won. He highlights the major battles and commanders on both sides--with a particular focus on George Washington and the extraordinary strategies he developed to defeat Britain's superior forces--as well as the impact of French military support on the American cause. In the final chapter, Allison explores the aftermath of the American Revolution: how the newly independent states created governments based on the principles for which they had fought, and how those principles challenged their own institutions, such as slavery, in the new republic. He considers as well the Revolution's legacy, the many ways its essential ideals influenced other struggles against oppressive power or colonial systems in France, Latin America, and Asia. Sharply written and highly readable, The American Revolution offers the perfect introduction to this seminal event in American history.

The History of the American Revolution

The History of the American Revolution
Author: David Ramsay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1811
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081774790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The War for Independence

The War for Independence
Author: Albert Marrin
Publsiher: Atheneum Books
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B385332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War for Independence Book Review:

A detailed account of the Revolutionary War beginning with its origins in the French and Indian War.

An Empire Divided

An Empire Divided
Author: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2000-07-18
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050165896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Empire Divided Book Review:

There were 26—not 13—British colonies in America in 1776. Of these, the six colonies in the Caribbean—Jamaica, Barbados, the Leeward Islands, Grenada and Tobago, St. Vincent; and Dominica—were among the wealthiest. These island colonies were closely related to the mainland by social ties and tightly connected by trade. In a period when most British colonists in North America lived less than 200 miles inland and the major cities were all situated along the coast, the ocean often acted as a highway between islands and mainland rather than a barrier. The plantation system of the islands was so similar to that of the southern mainland colonies that these regions had more in common with each other, some historians argue, than either had with New England. Political developments in all the colonies moved along parallel tracks, with elected assemblies in the Caribbean, like their mainland counterparts, seeking to increase their authority at the expense of colonial executives. Yet when revolution came, the majority of the white island colonists did not side with their compatriots on the mainland. A major contribution to the history of the American Revolution, An Empire Divided traces a split in the politics of the mainland and island colonies after the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765-66, when the colonists on the islands chose not to emulate the resistance of the patriots on the mainland. Once war came, it was increasingly unpopular in the British Caribbean; nonetheless, the white colonists cooperated with the British in defense of their islands. O'Shaughnessy decisively refutes the widespread belief that there was broad backing among the Caribbean colonists for the American Revolution and deftly reconstructs the history of how the island colonies followed an increasingly divergent course from the former colonies to the north.

Diary of the American Revolution

Diary of the American Revolution
Author: Frank Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044021091632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diary of the American Revolution Book Review:

"The materials of these volumes are taken from Whig and Tory newspapers, published during the American Revolution, private diaries, and other contemporaneous writings [and are arranged chronologically]." -- Preface.

Slave Nation

Slave Nation
Author: Alfred W. Blumrosen,Ruth G. Blumrosen
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN 10: 140222611X
ISBN 13: 9781402226113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slave Nation Book Review:

A chilling history of the profound role that slavery played in the founding of the republic.

Whirlwind

Whirlwind
Author: John Ferling
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 1620401738
ISBN 13: 9781620401736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whirlwind Book Review:

Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, there is a gaping hole; one that John Ferling's latest book, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general readers to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment. Written in Ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style that made books like Independence and The Ascent of George Washington critical and commercial successes, Whirlwind is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of this epochal time. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the Revolution overall. Combining careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a unique and compelling addition to any collection of books on the American Revolution.

Scars of Independence

Scars of Independence
Author: Holger Hoock
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0804137285
ISBN 13: 9780804137287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scars of Independence Book Review:

Tory hunting -- Britain's dilemma -- Rubicon -- Plundering protectors -- Violated bodies -- Slaughterhouses -- Black holes -- Skiver them! -- Town-destroyer -- Americanizing the war -- Man for man -- Returning losers

The American Revolution

The American Revolution
Author: George Athan Billias
Publsiher: Holt McDougal
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015008365366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Revolution Book Review: