The American Revolution

The American Revolution

by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon
     
 

On the morning of April 19, 1775, British troops and American militiamen clashed in the small Massachusetts town of Lexington. This deadly incident was the spark that ignited the powder keg of revolution, as a decade of disputes between Britain and its American colonies exploded into armed conflict. One year later, American Patriot leaders declared their independence… See more details below

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On the morning of April 19, 1775, British troops and American militiamen clashed in the small Massachusetts town of Lexington. This deadly incident was the spark that ignited the powder keg of revolution, as a decade of disputes between Britain and its American colonies exploded into armed conflict. One year later, American Patriot leaders declared their independence from Great Britain. But it would take a long and costly war for the new United States to earn its freedom. This volume in the Chronicle of America's Wars series follows the American Revolution from its origins to its improbable Patriot victory, covering major battles and profiling the key characters in this conflict that changed America and the world.

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Gr 5-8-An overview of the Revolution from the end of the French and Indian War (1763) to the signing of the Treaty of Paris (1783). The clear, well-written text is enhanced with black-and-white and sepia reproductions and woodcuts, eyewitness quotes, and sidebars. Maps of the territories, Colonies, and important battles are included as well. As in most texts that cover this time period, Native Americans do not fare well. In the brief section on "Minorities in the American Revolution," readers are told that many Indians agreed to fight for the British in order to stop Americans from moving onto their lands. The summary statement that, "According to the victorious Americans, these native peoples had chosen the wrong side and deserved such [harsh] treatment" implies that their history may have been different if they had backed the winners. For more in-depth information on the Indians' experience, try Joseph Bruchac's Lasting Echoes: An Oral History of Native American People (Harcourt, 1997). Jim Murphy's A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy (Clarion, 1996) offers a personal viewpoint and Stuart Murray's American Revolution (DK, 2002) has more visual documentation.-G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822547174
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Chronicles of American Wars Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 12 Years

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