The American Revolution: A History in Documents / Edition 1

The American Revolution: A History in Documents / Edition 1

by Steven C. Bullock
     
 

The American Revolution vividly illustrates through a collection of fascinating primary documents how, in the space of a few hundred years, contented colonists — the majority of whom were transplanted English citizens — would form an independent country that could challenge the greatest world power of the time — and win. The American Revolution

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The American Revolution vividly illustrates through a collection of fascinating primary documents how, in the space of a few hundred years, contented colonists — the majority of whom were transplanted English citizens — would form an independent country that could challenge the greatest world power of the time — and win. The American Revolution explores the colonies' break with Great Britain, the resulting war to gain independence, and the struggle to create a successful government for the new United States. Steven C. Bullock turns to such documents as Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, diaries, newspaper debates, slave petitions, and a pictorial essay on Paul Revere, showing that the words and actions of common men as well as great men played important roles in making the Revolution not just a coup d'État, but a genuine change that shook the foundations of authority and dramatically changed American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195132243
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/07/2003
Series:
Pages from History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

What is a Document?
How to Read a Document

Introduction: Madness and Revolution

Chapter 1: The Family Quarrel: The Coming of the Revolution

Growing Children
Raising Money and Rising Anger
We Are Therefore - SLAVES
Violence in the Streets
Tea in the Harbor

Chapter 2: Breaking the Bonds: War and Independence

The Road from Lexington and Concord
Causes and Necessities
Free and Independent
Was Washington Good Enough?
Little Successes - and Big Ones

Chapter 3: Taking Sides: The Experience of War

Problems of Loyalty
Friends, Families, and Fighting
Divided Loyalties he Fortures - and Misfortunes - of War
Women and the War

Chapter 4: Building Governments: Revolutions in Government

The Problems of Peace
Economic Successes and Failures
Constructing and Reconstructing Governments
Reconstituting the Federal Government

Chapter 5: The Limits of Liberty: Revolutions in Society and Culture

The Religious Revolution
Changing Ways of Worship
Liberty, But Not for All
Honorable Daughters of America

Chapter 6: Paul Revere: Craftsman of the Revolution

The Making of an Artisan
The Making of a Revolutionary
The Midnight Ride
The Post-Revolutionary Businessman

Chapter 7: The Living Revolution: The Revolution Remembered

Commemorations and Celebrations
American Anniversaries
The Political Uses of the Revolution
The American Revolution Beyond America

Timeline
Further Reading
Text Credits
Picture Credits
Index

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