the american revolution

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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.

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Genre : History
Author : David K. Allison
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
Release : 2018-11-06
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781588346599

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Genre : History
Author : Elizabeth Ellet
Publisher : Applewood Books
Release : 2009-03-01
File : 312 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781429017022

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Drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper articles, public declarations, contemporary narratives, and private memoranda, The American Revolution brings together over 120 pieces by more than 70 participants to create a unique literary panorama of the War of Independence. From Paul Revere's own narrative of his ride in April 1775 to an account of George Washington's resignation from command of the Army in December 1783, the volume presents firsthand all the major events of the conflict-the early battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill; the failed American invasion of Canada; the battle of Saratoga; the fighting in the South and along the western frontier; and the decisive triumph at Yorktown. The American Revolution includes a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory notes, and an index.

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Genre : History
Author : Various
Publisher : Library of America
Release : 2001-04-01
File : 874 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781598531398

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The tale of how the colonial Americans won their independence from Great Britain is well-known among young and old, and its retelling continues to be an inspiration for the struggling and downtrodden. Readers will be introduced to the stressful, tense, and sometimes violent days leading up to the revolution. The instructive text then goes on to discuss major battles, war strategies, and tide-turning events. Both text and sidebars highlight important figures and events in this classic historical tale of perseverance that never grows stale.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Zoe Lowery
Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica
Release : 2015-12-15
File : 80 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781508100348

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A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution is the first comprehensive account of every engagement of the Revolution, a war that began with a brief skirmish at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, and concluded on the battlefield at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781. In between were six long years of bitter fighting on land and at sea. The wide variety of combats blanketed the North American continent from Canada to the Southern colonies, from the winding coastal lowlands to the Appalachian Mountains, and from the North Atlantic to the Caribbean. Unlike existing accounts, A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution presents each engagement in a unique way. Each battle entry offers a wide and richbut consistenttemplate of information to make it easy for readers to find exactly what they are seeking. Every entry begins with introductory details including the date of the battle, its location, commanders, opposing forces, terrain, weather, and time of day. The detailed body of each entry offers both a Colonial and British perspective of the unfolding military situation, a detailed and unbiased account of what actually transpired, a discussion of numbers and losses, an assessment of the consequences of the battle, and suggestions for further reading. Many of the entries are supported and enriched by original maps and photos. Fresh, scholarly, informative, and entertaining, A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution will be welcomed by historians and general enthusiasts everywhere.

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Genre : History
Author : Theodore P. Savas
Publisher : Savas Beatie
Release : 2006-08-19
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781611210118

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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.

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Genre : History
Author : Gordon S. Wood
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-08-24
File : 464 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307758965

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Genre : History
Author : George McKinnon Wrong
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 1968
File : 497 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0815402619

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"Describes causes and events leading up to the Revolutionary War"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Christopher Forest
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2012-07-01
File : 32 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781429684286

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Genre : United States
Author : John Lendrum
Publisher :
Release : 1836
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433081794236

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Genre : United States
Author : William Shepherd
Publisher :
Release : 1834
File : 278 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015027647158

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