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Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America

Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America

by Paul A. Gilje, Gary B. Nash (Foreword by)

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It's been 235 years since the battle of Lexington and Concord, and this new source closely aligns with school curricula to give students insight into this formative era of U.S. history. Noted scholar Gilje (history, Univ. of Oklahoma; The Making of the American Republic, 1763–1815) has extended Volume 2 of Nash's The Encyclopedia of American History (Facts On File, 2009) with updated articles and additional geographical content. The handy A-to-Z entries target a wide scope, from James Abercromby, the British general best known for his disastrous attack on Fort Carillon, to David Zeisberger, the Moravian missionary who documented the Delaware and Onondaga languages. The relevant, clear, and concise entries use carefully selected terminology to avoid bias and run from a half page to three pages in length. Volume 3 contains a "Bibliographical Guide to Further Reading"—with categories like economic development, Native Americans, women, and religion—and selected primary documents like the Treaty of Ghent, the Stamp Act, and Washington's Farewell Address. Also featured are illustrations (including 35 monochrome maps highlighting battles, campaigns, and expeditions) and a useful index. BOTTOM LINE This work is a simple overview, so students will need to consult additional resources. However, the convenience of accessible entries in a single work that hews closely to teaching curricula makes this set valuable for classroom teachers and library media specialists; recommended for high school and public library young adult collections.—Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY

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