The American Revolution

The American Revolution

by Edward Countryman
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The American Revolution by Edward Countryman

A newly revised version of a classic in American history

When The American Revolution was first published in 1985, it was praised as the first synthesis of the Revolutionary War to use the new social history. Edward Countryman offered a balanced view of how the Revolution was made by a variety of groups-ordinary farmers as well as lawyers, women as well as men, blacks as well as whites-who transformed the character of American life and culture.

In this newly revised edition, Countryman stresses the painful destruction of British identity and the construction of a new American one. He expands his geographical scope of the Revolution to include areas west of the Alleghenies, Europe, and Africa, and he draws fresh links between the politics and culture of the independence period and the creation of a new and dynamic capitalist economy. This innovative interpretation of the American Revolution creates an even richer, more comprehensive portrait of a critical period in America's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429931311
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/08/2003
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 897,673
File size: 288 KB

About the Author

Edward Countryman, professor of history at Southern Methodist University, is the author of Americans (Hill and Wang, 1996) and A People in Revolution: Political Society in New York, 1760-1790, which was awarded the Bancroft Prize in 1982. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Edward Countryman is University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University. He has also taught at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, the University of Canterbury, and Yale University. He has published widely on the American Revolution, winning a Bancroft Prize for his book A People in Revolution (1981). Together with Evonne von Heussen-Countryman, he has also published Shane in the British Film Institute Film Classics series.  As of late 2010 he is working on two book projects.  One is a short volume on African Americans and the era of American independence.  The other is a longer study of how Native Americans became familiar with the world and the ideas of invading Europeans during the colonial era.

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The American Revolution 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was overall pretty good. It helps put the revolution into a different perspecitive for the student. I had to read this book and formulate a review for my colonial history course, but I am a biology major. I didn't even have to take the course, so I don't think that I am a legitimate critic.