McClain Library Materials from Reference
The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War
Call Number: REF 973.303 F872e
Publication Date: 2006-09-28
How did they do it? How did a ragtag army and fractious group of lawyers, farmers, and businessmen with far from unanimous popular support defy a global empire and forge the most successful political revolution in human history, creating a blueprint for a nation that has endured for more than two centuries while so many others have failed?
The American Revolution
Call Number: REF 973.3092 B9541a
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
Offers letters, diary entries, speeches, and newspaper articles to provide firsthand accounts of the period from individuals including Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Cornwallis.
The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History
Publication Date: 1998-10-16
Introducing the new standard in American history. The most authoritative single-volume encyclopedia of American history in twenty-five years, this groundbreaking reference has been a major undertaking prepared under the guidance of an advisory board of six prominent historians from around the country and of General Editor John Mack Faragher of Yale University. More than 125 contributors, all experts in their fields, present the best in recent scholarship, spanning the pre-Columbian period through the 1990s. The result is substantially different from anything that has come before. * Nearly 3,000 alphabetically arranged entries and essays * Complete and authoritative treatment of traditional subjects * Full coverage of topics at the forefront of American history scholarship today--women, African Americans, Native Americans, family life, urban history, and popular culture * 400 black-and-white illustrations throughout * Appendixes and time charts of American history * Comprehensive cross-references and index for ease of reference, as well as innovative "topic guides" to facilitate deeper exploration and study
McClain Library Print Materials from the Stacks
The American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
Call Number: 973.3 W197a
Publication Date: 2009-12-20
Many Americans buoy their national pride and patriotism in the tableau of the American Revolution where the downtrodden rose up against taxation and rule from abroad to defeat one of the most powerful countries in the world. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the cold winter at Valley Forge, freedom was a right proudly won. This book investigates the important battles, speeches, and key players of this inspiring upsurge that ended in the creation of a new nation.
The Revolutionary War Era
Call Number: 973.3 H8893r
Publication Date: 2004-12-30
This volume in Greenwood's "American Popular Culture Through History" series recreates the many ways in which a new American culture took root during the Revolutionary period. Tavern culture and pamphlet literature played integral parts in debates surrounding the Revolution. Newspapers spread information while printing the first advertisements. Courtship and marriage rituals varied greatly among the rich and poor, among city and country folk. Public performance art was a hotly debated competent of the increased schism secular and religious concerns, though many Americans enjoyed recreations of recent military battles. Food ways were distinctly regional, yet food rationing was a universal hardship among army personnel. Randall Huff's narrative essays, as well as many extra front- and back-matter resources, help describe life for the citizens of the newly formed United States of America as the nation fought to win its independence.
Call Number: 973.3 M6654r 2003
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
A narrative account of the American Revolution, covering the origins of disputes with Britain, profiles of the key figures, and descriptions of major battles.
The American Revolutionary War
Call Number: 973.3 M374a
Publication Date: 2011-01-15
This book describes the American Revolutionary War, from the English colonists who sought redress of perceived injustices to the decision to declare independence from Great Britain and engage in all-out conflict from 1775 to 1783.
Battles of the Revolutionary War
Call Number: 973.33 W8814b
Publication Date: 2003-12-25
The Americans did not simply outlast the British, nor was the war just a glorified guerrilla action with sporadic skirmishes. Americans won their independence on the battlefield by employing superior strategies, tactics, and leadership. So W. J. Wood contends in this groundbreaking study of the battles of Bunker Hill, Quebec, Trenton, Princeton, Saratoga, Cowpens, and others. For each engagement he describes the types of combatants on each side and the weapons available to them; outlines the tactics; narrates blow-by-blow accounts; and analyzes the factors that determined the character of the battle and outcome. Battles of the Revolutionary War has been designed for the "armchair strategist." Dozens of illustrations and maps, many specially prepared for this volume, contribute to the overall clarity and insight of Wood's presentation. Anyone with a desire to attain a feel for the dramatic times and colorful personalities that accompanied the birth of this country would do well to read it.
Call Number: 973.33 B6527s
Publication Date: 2002-12-18
Reviews events leading up to the American Revolution and examines the leaders, operations, and outcomes of major battles- Bunker Hill -- Quebec -- Trenton -- Saratoga -- Brandywine -- King's Mountain -- Cowpens -- Yorktown.
The Glorious Cause
Call Number: 973.3 M6278g
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president, Robert Middlekauff offers a panoramic history of the conflict between England and America, highlighting the drama and anguish of the colonial struggle for independence. Combining the political and the personal, he provides a compelling account of the key events that precipitated the war, from the Stamp Act to the Tea Act, tracing the gradual gathering of American resistance that culminated in the Boston Tea Party and "the shot heard 'round the world." The heart of the book features a vivid description of the eight-year-long war, with gripping accounts of battles and campaigns, ranging from Bunker Hill and Washington's crossing of the Delaware to the brilliant victory at Hannah's Cowpens and the final triumph at Yorktown, paying particular attention to what made men fight in these bloody encounters. The book concludes with an insightful look at the making of the Constitution in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the struggle over ratification. Through it all, Middlekauff gives the reader a vivid sense of how the colonists saw these events and the importance they gave to them. Common soldiers and great generals, Sons of Liberty and African slaves, town committee-men and representatives in congress--all receive their due.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Call Number: Gale E-Books GVRL
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
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