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The Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America
The Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America
by Joy Day Buel
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The Buels have used a rich trove of documents to tell the story of a Connecticut woman, Mary Fish Silliman (1736'"1818), whose adventures illuminate the day-to-day realities of living through the American Revolution.... (read more)

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New Nation of Goods (10 Edition)
New Nation of Goods (10 Edition)
by David Jaffee
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In the middle of the nineteenth century, middle-class Americans embraced a new culture of domestic consumption, one that centered on chairs and clocks as well as family portraits and books. How did that new world of goods, represented by Victorian... (read more)

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The Potamac Canal: George Washington and the Waterway to the West
The Potamac Canal: George Washington and the Waterway to the West
by Robert J. Kapsch
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The Potomac Canal: George Washington and the Waterway West is a history of a new nation’s first effort to link the rich western agricultural lands with the coastal port cities of the east. The Potomac Canal Company was founded in 1785, and was... (read more)

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Hessian Officer's Diary of the American Revolution Translated from An Anonymous Ansbach-Bayreuth Diary As Originally Written by Johann Ernst Prechtel
Hessian Officer's Diary of the American Revolution Translated from An Anonymous Ansbach-Bayreuth Diary As Originally Written by Johann Ernst Prechtel
by Johann Ernst Prechtel
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This volume contains translations of two versions of the Revolutionary War diary of Johann Ernst Prechtel: the first from the "original" document, and the second from an author-revised later version. Both are included here "to provide an easily... (read more)

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The Real Revolution
The Real Revolution
by Marc Aronson
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This extensively researched and groundbreaking account by Sibert medalist Marc Aronson centers on events in the mid-18th century that enabled Americans to give up their loyalty to England and form their own nation. Shedding new light on familiar aspects... (read more)

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Hadden's Journal and Orderly Books
Hadden's Journal and Orderly Books
by James Hadden
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Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures #27: George Washington and the American Military Tradition
Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures #27: George Washington and the American Military Tradition
by Don Higginbotham
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In George Washington and the American Military Tradition, Don Higginbotham investigates the interplay of militiaman and professional soldier, of soldier and legislator, that shaped George Washingtons military career and ultimately fostered the victory... (read more)

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Braddock At the Monongahela (03 Edition)
Braddock At the Monongahela (03 Edition)
by Paul E. Kopperman
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A vivid and provocative account of the surprising military defeat suffered by General Edward Braddock's army at the hands of French and Indian fighters at Fort Duquesne in 1755.... (read more)

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The Quotable Founding Fathers: A Treasury of 2,500 Wise and Witty Quotations from the Men and Women Who Created America
The Quotable Founding Fathers: A Treasury of 2,500 Wise and Witty Quotations from the Men and Women Who Created America
by Buckner F Melton
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The most extensive and useful collection... (read more)

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The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America
The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America
by Barbara C Smith
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The Freedoms We Lost is an ambitious historical analysis of the American revolution that reinterprets the gains and losses experienced by ordinary Americans and challenges the easy narrative that subsumes the growth of “freedom” into the story... (read more)

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The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army That Won the Revolution
The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army That Won the Revolution
by John Buchanan
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Acclaim for The Road to Valley Forge "Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative . . . a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men." -Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty!: The American Revolution "The Road to Valley Forge is an... (read more)

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The Spirit of 'Seventy-Six: The Story of the American Revolution as Told by Participants
The Spirit of 'Seventy-Six: The Story of the American Revolution as Told by Participants
by Henry Stee Commager
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Who shall write the history of the American Revolution? Who can write it? asked John Adams in 1815. Renowned scholars Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris have provided a prudent, perceptive answer—the participants themselves—and in... (read more)

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Dangerous Search, Black Patriots in the American Revolution Book One: From Lexington to Bunker Hill (Adventures in History)
Dangerous Search, Black Patriots in the American Revolution Book One: From Lexington to Bunker Hill (Adventures in History)
by Nancy Sanders
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"A Dangerous Search" is historic fiction based on actual events in the Revolutionary War and some of the African American men who shaped those events. Tobias Gardner, a twelve-year-old free black in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775, steals away on a... (read more)

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Colonial Mediascapes
Colonial Mediascapes
by Matt Cohen
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In colonial North and South America, print was only one way of communicating. Information in various forms flowed across the boundaries between indigenous groups and early imperial settlements. Natives and newcomers made speeches, exchanged gifts... (read more)

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250 Years in Fauquier County: A Virginia Story
250 Years in Fauquier County: A Virginia Story
by Kathi Ann Brown
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Beginning with the early interactions between Native Americansand European explorers and settlers, this history traces three and a half centuriesof change in Fauquier County, Virginia. Commissioned by the Fauquier HistoricalSociety to commemorate the... (read more)

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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
by Denise Kiernan
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In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence—yet how many of them do we actually remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group... (read more)

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Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Volume XXIV: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Rhode Island, No. 1 (Ratification of the Constitution)
Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Volume XXIV: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Rhode Island, No. 1 (Ratification of the Constitution)
by John P. (edt) Kaminski
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This is the first of three volumes documenting Rhode Island's public and private debates about the Constitution. This documentary series is a research tool of remarkable power, an unrivaled reference work for historical and legal scholars, librarians... (read more)

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Campaign #240: Wabash 1791: St Clair's Defeat
Campaign #240: Wabash 1791: St Clair's Defeat
by John F. Winkler
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Osprey's Campaign title for the battle that marked Major General Arthur St. Clair's downfall in the Northwest Indian War (1785-1795). In 1791, the US Army conducted its first important operation. St. Clair led an American army of about 2,000 into... (read more)

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1776: The Illustrated Edition
1776: The Illustrated Edition
by David McCullough
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With a new introduction by David McCullough, 1776: The Illustrated Edition brings 140 powerful images and 37 removable replicas of source documents to this remarkable drama. In 1776, David McCullough's bestselling account of a pivotal year in our nation... (read more)

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Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution
Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution
by John F. Luzader
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1777June 30 - July 7: Fort Ticonderoga falls to a powerful advancing British army.September 11: General Washington and his Patriot army suffer a disastrous defeat at Brandywine, exposing the Colonial capital of Philadelphia to capture.September 12: John... (read more)

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