The American Revolution: A History Modern Library ChroniclesModern Library #ad - The revolution, in short, gave birth to whatever sense of nationhood and national purpose Americans have had. How did this great revolution come about? What was its character? What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer. It is a complicated and at times ironic story that needs to be explained and understood, not blindly celebrated or condemned.
Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty. No doubt the story is a dramatic one: thirteen insignificant colonies three thousand miles from the centers of Western civilization fought off British rule to become, sprawling, a huge, in fewer than three decades, rambunctious republic of nearly four million citizens.
That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft. But the history of the american revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn.
The American Revolution: A History Modern Library Chronicles #ad - When abraham lincoln sought to define the significance of the United States, he naturally looked back to the American Revolution. New york times bestseller“an elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.
Joseph J. Our noblest ideals and aspirations-our commitments to freedom, constitutionalism, the well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the Revolutionary era.
The History of the American Revolution: In Two Volumes v. 1&2Liberty Fund Inc. #ad - Cohen taught history and American Studies at Purdue University. Modern Library. Shaffer, university of missouri david Ramsay's History of the American Revolution appeared in 1789 during an enthusiastic celebration of nationhood. It is the first american national history written by an American revolutionary and printed in America.
Ramsay discusses the events and ideas of the american Revolution from the outbreak of turbulence in the 1760s to the onset of Washington's administration and makes an ardent Federalist defense of the Constitution of 1787. David ramsay's premier work of American historiography is now available for the first time in a well-edited reprint.
The History of the American Revolution: In Two Volumes v. 1&2 #ad - Arthur H. Lester H. Based on the original and authorized 1789 version, this is the first new modern edition of the work. Lester cohen's foreword is an invaluable guide. Ramsay, a well-known federalist, was an active participant in many of the events of the period and a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina.
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United StatesOxford University Press #ad - Modern Library. Common soldiers and great generals, Sons of Liberty and African slaves, town committee men and representatives in congress all receive their due. The book concludes with an insightful look at the making of the Constitution in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the struggle over ratification.
Here is an equally glorious narrative of an event that changed the world, capturing the profound and passionate struggle to found a free nation. The oxford history of the united StatesThe Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi volume history of our nation. The series includes three pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes.
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States #ad - Through it all, middlekauff gives the reader a vivid sense of how the colonists saw these events and the importance they gave to them. And there are particularly insightful portraits of such figures as Sam and John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Otis, George Washington, and many others. 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. Kennedy, diplomatic, economic, cultural, political, this renowned series blends social, and military history into coherent and vividly written narrative.
The book also has a new epilogue and an updated bibliography.
A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin Signet ClassicsSignet #ad - The glorious cause: the american Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States. With a new afterword by william chad stanley Here a private in the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War narrates his adventures in the army of a newborn country. Modern Library.
The Radicalism of the American RevolutionVintage #ad - The Radicalism of the American Revolution #ad - In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian describes the events that made the American Revolution. Gordon S. Modern Library. The glorious cause: the american Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States. Wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from England, rather it transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.
Faces of Revolution: Personalities & Themes in the Struggle for American IndependenceVintage #ad - Faces of Revolution: Personalities & Themes in the Struggle for American Independence #ad - Modern Library. Paperback, with design of handwriting and portraits of Revoluntionaries. 4x8 inches, 296 pages. The glorious cause: the american Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States. Pulitzer-prize-winning author bernard Bailyn brings us a book that combines portraits of American revolutionaries with a deft exploration of the ideas that moved them and still shape our society today.
Major Problems In American Colonial History: Documents and EssaysWadsworth Publishing #ad - Major Problems In American Colonial History: Documents and Essays #ad - Vintage. Each chapter contains an introduction, headnotes, and suggestions for further reading. Modern Library. The glorious cause: the american Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States. Paperback, with design of handwriting and portraits of Revoluntionaries. 4x8 inches, 296 pages. This text introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays and is designed to encourage critical thinking about American colonial history.
The Minutemen and Their World American CenturyHill and Wang #ad - Vintage. In the minutemen and their world, robert gross has written a remarkably subtle and detailed reconstruction of the lives and community of this special place, and a compelling interpretation of the American Revolution as a social movement. Used book in Good Condition. The town--future home to emerson, and Hawthorne--soon came to symbolize devotion to liberty, intellectual freedom, Thoreau, and the stubborn integrity of rural life.
. The glorious cause: the american Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States. Modern Library. Winner of the bancroft prize the minutemen and their World, first published in 1976, is reissued now in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new Foreword by Alan Taylor and a new Afterword by the author.
The Minutemen and Their World American Century #ad - On april 19, the american revolution began at the Old North Bridge in Concord, 1775, Massachusetts. Paperback, with design of handwriting and portraits of Revoluntionaries. 4x8 inches, 296 pages. The "shot heard round the world" catapulted this sleepy New England town into the midst of revolutionary fervor, and Concord went on to become the intellectual capital of the new republic.
A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American RepublicOxford University Press #ad - The author offers a gripping account of the most dramatic events of our history, showing just how closely fought were the struggle for independence, the adoption of the Constitution, and the later battle between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans. A leap in the dark is his masterpiece, enlightens, work that provokes, and entertains in full measure.
The political stakes, were extraordinary: first to secure independence, this book demonstrates, then to determine the meaning of the American Revolution. We see benjamin franklin trying to decide if his loyalty was to Great Britain or to America, and we meet George Washington when he was a shrewd planter-businessman who discovered personal economic advantages to American independence.
A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Now comes a brilliant portrait of the American Revolution, one that is compelling in its prose, fascinating in its details, and provocative in its fresh interpretations. In a leap in the dark, john ferling offers a magisterial new history that surges from the first rumblings of colonial protest to the volcanic election of 1800
Vintage. Ferling's swift-moving narrative teems with fascinating details. Paperback, with design of handwriting and portraits of Revoluntionaries. 4x8 inches, 296 pages. It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought.
A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for IndependenceThe New Press #ad - A people’s history of the american revolution draws upon diaries, weaving a thrilling, and other Revolutionary-era treasures, personal letters, you are there” narrativea tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories” Los Angeles Times Book Review. The glorious cause: the american Revolution, 1763-1789 Oxford History of the United States.
Upon its first publication in 2001 as the inaugural volume in the new press People’s History series, edited by the late Howard Zinn, Ray Raphael’s magisterial A People’s History of the American Revolution was hailed by Fresh Air as relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental. With impeccable skill, raphael presented a wide array of fascinating scholarship within a single volume, employing a bottom-up approach that has served as a revelation to thousands of Americans.
A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence #ad - This remarkable perspective on a familiar part of American history” Kirkus helps us appreciate more fully the incredible diversity of the American Revolution by helping us see it through different sets of eyes. Modern Library. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. Paperback, with design of handwriting and portraits of Revoluntionaries.
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