Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionby Jack P. Greene (Editor), J. R. Pole (Editor)
This encyclopedia, to which many of the foremost scholars in the field have contributed, describes clearly and readably the many different ideas and events that constitute what we know as the American Revolution. Equally suitable for browsing and as a reference source, and illustrated with many paintings, drawings and documents of the period, this substantial
This encyclopedia, to which many of the foremost scholars in the field have contributed, describes clearly and readably the many different ideas and events that constitute what we know as the American Revolution. Equally suitable for browsing and as a reference source, and illustrated with many paintings, drawings and documents of the period, this substantial volume is likely to remain a standard work on the subject for many years to come.
"Generations of students ... are likely to raid this substantial volume for many decades to come: and they will find the most recent interpretations usefully summarized here." Contemporary Review
".an excellent guide to the complicated history of the American Revolution. The editors are among the most distinguished scholars of early American history. Their joint efforts have now provided a reference publication of great value to scholars, teachers, and students." History
"A comprehensive story of the Revolution. This volume affords a good understanding of what was going on elsewhere in American society while the great white fathers were on center stage." Journal of Southern History
"Summarizes a wealth of scholarship and should be in every major library." English Historical Review
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Meet the Author
Jack P. Greene is the author and editor of many books and articles on early modern colonial British America and the American Revolution. Among his recent books are Peripheries and Centre: Constitutional Development in the Extended Polities of the British Empire and the United States, 1607-1788 (1986) and Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture (1988). He is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine.
J. R. Pole is Emeritus Professor of American History and Institutions, St Catherine's College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Books of which he is the author or editor include Political Representation in England and the Origins of the American Republic (1966), The Pursuit of Equality in American History (1978), Paths to the American Past (1979), The Gift of Government: Political Responsibility from the English Restoration to American Independence (1983), and The American Constitution: For and Against (1987).
Professor Greene and Professor Pole have also co-edited Colonial British America: Essays in the New History of the Early Modern Era (1984).
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