The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War [5 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History by Gregory Fremont-Barnes, Richard Alan Ryerson |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War [5 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History

The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War [5 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes, Richard Alan Ryerson
     
 

The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History is the new standard academic reference for investigating how the United States was created by force of arms—and how that revolution reverberated through the nation's subsequent development.

Presenting the work of hundreds of distinguished international

Overview

The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History is the new standard academic reference for investigating how the United States was created by force of arms—and how that revolution reverberated through the nation's subsequent development.

Presenting the work of hundreds of distinguished international scholars and independent historians (including many from Britain and France), the encyclopedia ranges from the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 to the ratification of the Constitution in 1789. Its impeccably researched entries address the full spectrum of military, political, and cultural matters crucial to understanding the causes and course of the war—including unprecedented coverage of military life and tactics as well as vivid portraits of the Revolution's participants (men and women; soldiers and civilians; patriots and loyalists; the British, French, and American militaries; German mercenaries; Native Americans; and African Americans, both free and slave). The result is a cornerstone reference on the war and the context in which it emerged—one that supplants all other works of its kind in portraying the traumatic and triumphant birth of a nation.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This new encyclopedia is destined to become the standard reference on the American Revolution. Most academic libraries and many larger public libraries will want it in their collections."

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Against the Grain

"This encyclopedia is certain to be helpful to students enrolled in U.S. history courses. . . . Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty /researchers; general readers."

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Choice

"This encyclopedia demonstrates the value of books in the Internet age. It comprehensively and authoritatively presents the people, battles, and issues of the American Revolution, plus scores of primary sources, in an attractive and highly usable format. . . . [The encyclopedia] deserves purchase by librarians looking for a good resource about the birth of the United States."

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Reference & User Services Quarterly

"Overall, the articles are well written, well researched, and informative, and provide a balanced view of the war. . . . The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War is recommended for all libraries."

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Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851094080
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/22/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
1760
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.90(h) x 6.60(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Gregory Fremont-Barnes, PhD, is a professional writer. His published works include ABC-CLIO's The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Richard A. Ryerson, PhD, is academic director of the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, PA.

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