American Revolution

American Revolution

People and Perspectives

eBook - 2008
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ABC-CLIO

American Revolution looks at one of the most significant eras in American history through the eyes of its least famous, least studied citizens. It is an eye-opening collection of essays demonstrating how the wrenching transformation from English colonies to an emerging nation affected Americans from all walks of life.

American Revolution features the work of 14 accomplished social historians, whose findings are adding new dimensions to our understanding of the Revolutionary era. But some of the most fascinating contributions to this volume come from the people themselves—the anecdotes, letters, diaries, journalism, and other documents that convey the experiences of the full spectrum of American society in the mid- to late-18th century (including women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, soldiers, children, laborers, Quakers, sailors, and farmers).


Moving beyond traditional texts, this revealing volume explores the world of the average citizens who played an integral part in the Revolutionary era of American history.



Book News
Frank (history, Florida State University) gathers work detailing how Americans of varied backgrounds, including small farmers, African Americans, children, women, enlisted men, and Native Americans, experienced and shaped the outcome of the American Revolution. Specially commissioned chapters integrate analysis with anecdotes, and include b&w historical illustrations. An eight-page chronology outlines events from 1754 to 1784, and a reference section offers brief entries on key figures, places, terms, and military actions. A 30-page section of primary documents presents various legislative acts, speeches, first-hand accounts, broadsides, letters, treaties, and the Virginia Bill of Rights. Primary documents are accompanied by brief introductions. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer

Moving beyond traditional texts, this revealing volume explores the world of the average citizens who played an integral part in the Revolutionary era of American history.

• Fourteen distinguished historians examine the social effects of the American Revolution on the people who lived through it

• Includes diary entries, personal letters, news stories, and other first-person accounts of people often ignored in history



Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008
ISBN: 9781851097081
1851097082
Characteristics: xxxiv, 323 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Frank, Andrew 1970-

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