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Negro in the American Revolution ((2ND)96 Edition)
Negro in the American Revolution ((2ND)96 Edition)
by Benjamin Quarles
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Originally published by UNC Press in 1961, this classic work remains the most comprehensive history of the many and important roles played by African Americans during the American Revolution. With this book, Benjamin Quarles added a new dimension to the... (read more)

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Revolutionary Deists: Early America's Rational Infidels
Revolutionary Deists: Early America's Rational Infidels
by Kerry Walters
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For some eighty-five years—between, roughly, 1725 and 1810—the American colonies were agitated by what can only be described as a revolutionary movement. This was not the well-known political revolution that culminated in the War of... (read more)

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The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)
by Andrew J. O'shaughnessy
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The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing book makes a... (read more)

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Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere's Ride
by David Hackett Fischer
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Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history--yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the... (read more)

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Devil of a Whipping : the Battle of Cowpens (98 Edition)
Devil of a Whipping : the Battle of Cowpens (98 Edition)
by Lawrence E. Babits
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The battle of Cowpens was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South and stands as perhaps the finest American tactical demonstration of the entire war. On 17 January 1781, Daniel Morgan's force of Continental troops and militia routed... (read more)

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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
by Jill Lepore
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Chapter VII   Book’ry, Cook’ry   She learned to bake and to roast, to mend and to scrub. She learned to sew and to knit. She helped her mother tend the garden. She learned to dye.1 She helped her father in the shop, doing the work... (read more)

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Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution
Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution
by Richard Beeman
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“While some have boasted it as a work from Heaven, others have given it a less righteous origin. I have many reasons to believe that it is the work of plain, honest men.” -Robert Morris, delegate from Pennsylvania to the Constitutional... (read more)

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Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War
Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War
by Richard M Ketchum
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In the summer of 1777 (twelve months after the Declaration of Indepence) the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne. It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion, but it resulted in a series of battles that changed... (read more)

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The Faiths of the Founding Fathers
The Faiths of the Founding Fathers
by David L Holmes
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In this compact book, the author offers a clear, concise and illuminating look at the spiritual beliefs of the founding fathers. Although the founding fathers were religious men, Holmes shows that it was a faith quite unlike the Christianity of today's... (read more)

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Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 ((Rev)98 Edition)
Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 ((Rev)98 Edition)
by Gordon S. Wood
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One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution. New York Times Book Review During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many... (read more)

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The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
by Alan Taylor
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Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as “freedom’s swift-winged angels.” In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for... (read more)

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Philosophy, the Federalist, and the Constitution
Philosophy, the Federalist, and the Constitution
by Morton Gabriel White
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Here, Morton White presents the first synoptic view of the major philosophical ideas in The Federalist. Using the tools of philosophy and intellectual history, White extracts and examines the interlocking theory of knowledge, doctrine of normative ethics,... (read more)

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Major Problems Era of American Revolution (3RD 14 Edition)
Major Problems Era of American Revolution (3RD 14 Edition)
by Richard D. Brown
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This text delves into the many facets of the colonial uprising and its aftermath, concluding with the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The volume combines primary sources, analytical essays, chapter introductions, and headnotes to encourage students... (read more)

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The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty
by William Hogeland
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A gripping and sensational tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, andlt;Iandgt;The Whiskey Rebellion andlt;/Iandgt;uncovers the radical eighteenth-century peopleand#8217;s movement, long ignored by historians, that contributed decisively to the... (read more)

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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution
by Richard Archer
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In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those... (read more)

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The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (Modern Library Classics)
The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (Modern Library Classics)
by James Madison
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James Madison kept the most extensive notes of any attendee of the Constitutional Convention. Now his notes are presented with modern punctuation and spelling and helpful notes, fascinating background information on every delegate, and an overview of the... (read more)

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An  Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms from 1775-1783, the American Revolutionary War: An Expert Guide to the Uniforms of the American Militias and
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms from 1775-1783, the American Revolutionary War: An Expert Guide to the Uniforms of the American Militias and
by Digby Smith
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The America that emerged from the War of Revolution in 1783 as an independent nation was very different from the one that had entered it eight years earlier. At the beginning of the war America was divided between anti-British revolutionaries and pro... (read more)

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Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty
Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty
by John A Ragosta
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Before the American Revolution, no colony more assiduously protected its established church or more severely persecuted religious dissenters than Virginia. Both its politics and religion were dominated by an Anglican establishment, and dissenters from... (read more)

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Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers (06 Edition)
Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers (06 Edition)
by Allen
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In her lively refutation of modern claims about America's religious origins, Brooke Allen looks back at the late eighteenth century and shows decisively that the United States was founded not on Christian principles at all but on Enlightenment ideas... (read more)

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Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
by Danielle Allen
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In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence changed the world, but curiously it is now rarely read from start to finish, much less understood. Unsettled by this, Danielle Allen read the text quietly with students and discovered its animating... (read more)

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