Synopses & Reviews
How did the patriot army dress themselves? What was the British soldier's food ration and what were women's roles during the revolution? What types of weapons did the combatants use and how large were the naval vessels of the day? This engaging and informative resource on the social and material history of the Revolutionary War period answers these and many other questions. Covering more than just political ideologies and the outcomes of battles, Daily Life During the Revolutionary War
looks at the real stuff of history—people's lives and how they lived them.
Looking at the war and society from many angles, the book's 20 chapters cover such important topics as radicals, Tories, taxation, the French, the Hessians, prisoner-of-war conditions, fashion, leisure time activities, and war on the frontier, among others. Also included are more than 35 photographs and illustrations, and over a dozen charts. This behind-the-scenes look at history presents a fascinating picture of everyday life deeply affected by the spirit of '76.
"How did the patriot army dress? What were women's roles? How large were the naval vessels of the day? How many loyalists were there during the revolution? Utilizing collections of personal letters, diaries, and journals or less prominent persons who lived through the war, the reader is given a gimpse into the daily life of those who lived during the Revolution….Highly recommended for school and public libraries seeking to provide unbiased or original source explanations of this important time in American history….Recommended for school libraries where students utilize study time to explore specific topics. Public libraries serving home schoolers and having elementary students who explore the history and social conditions of the 18th century America will find these volumes ones students can readily use on of their own." -
Christian Library Journal
"An excellent resource for high school research on the Revolutionary War, this series addition might also inspire further reading about the time." -