Revolutionary War

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Revolutionary War, Revised Edition explores the turbulent 1760s and 1770s in America and goes on to present a probing and thoughtful account of the seven-year struggle for independence, from the first shorts at Lexington and Concord to the British surrender at Yorktown that established the United States. It explains how a young and disparate collection of colonies took on the greatest empire and military power of the day and emerged victorious.

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Overview

Revolutionary War, Revised Edition explores the turbulent 1760s and 1770s in America and goes on to present a probing and thoughtful account of the seven-year struggle for independence, from the first shorts at Lexington and Concord to the British surrender at Yorktown that established the United States. It explains how a young and disparate collection of colonies took on the greatest empire and military power of the day and emerged victorious.

Chelsea House is proud to announce the updating and revision of its critically acclaimed America at War series. Features of this revised edition include the addition of color images and maps throughout, as well as extra sidebars and a new chapter on weapons and tactics used in the conduct of each war.

A narrative account of the American Revolution, covering the origins of disputes with Britain, profiles of the key figures, and descriptions of major battles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816081967
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: America at War Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 232
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Holding the Line on Breed's Hill, 1775 1

Dr. Joseph Warren: Committed Revolutionary 5

2 Undercurrent of Resistance 7

Hoeing Different Rows: New England Yeoman and Southern Planter 8

Pre-Revolutionary America, 1763 12

Stamps and the Revolution 13

3 A Massacre and a Tea Party 20

Thirteen Colonies, 1774 24

Thriving Colonial Trade Patterns 29

4 Minutemen and Mountain Boys 34

Paul Revere: Artist and Patriot 36

Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, June 1775-March 1776 44

Forts Designed for Security 46

5 The First Campaigns 50

Major Battles of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1777 51

Two Colonial Cities: Boston and Quebec 59

Campaign in Canada, 1775-1776 61

Struggle for New York, 1776 67

6 Ring Out Liberty! 72

A Just War" 80

Slavery throughout the Colonies 85

7 Washington in Charge 89

Camp Life for Colonial Troops 95

8 Fire and Blood Across the Frontier 103

Campaigns in New York State, 1777 104

The Tale of Jane McCrea 104

Spilling over the Mountains: Frontier Expansion after 1763 111

George Rogers Clark's Campaign, 1778-1779 114

9 Maneuvers at Sea 116

Learning the Ropes: Commanding the Navy 121

John Paul Jones's Cruise and Battle with Serapis, 1779 125

10 Money, Mutiny, and Morale 129

Major Battles of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1782 130

The Life of Venture Smith 133

Molly Brant and the Iroquois 138

11 "The World Turned Upside Down" 144

Invasion of the Iroquois Homelands During the American Revolution, 1779 145

Charleston: Doorway to the South 149

Siege of YorkTown, September 28-October 18, 1781 156

12 Weapons and Tactics 161

Pat Ferguson and His Rifle 166

Gunpowder 176

13 Glorious Triumph 179

North America, 1783 180

A New Nation in the World 188

Glossary 192

Further Reading 197

Index 202

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