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Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution
     

Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution

by Jack P. Greene (Editor), J. R. Pole (Editor)
 

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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

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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.

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Library Journal
This volume is less a ready-reference tool than a reinterpretation of the American Revolution, reflecting the massive scholarly efforts of the past 30 years. Gathered under the general rubrics of context and concepts, themes and events, are short, easily digestible essays contributed by noted authorities and covering the widest range of the political, social, economic, military, and religious underpinnings of the Revolution. A section of signed biographical sketches includes most of the major participants, as well as a number of lesser-known figures. Among these last, happily, are a goodly number of women. While this volume will not replace that old favorite, Mark M. Boatner III's Encyclopedia of the American Revolution (McKay, 1974. rev. ed.), for easy reference to the military conflict, there will be no finer or more up-to-date general research tool on the topic for a long time to come.-- David B. Mattern, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville
From the Publisher
"The coverage in the essays is wide ranging and comprehensive, and the treatment is authoritative... valuable for reference and browsing... highly recommended." Reference Books Bulletin

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557862440
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/15/1992
Pages:
856
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.13(h) x 1.97(d)

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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