american revolutions

Book Title : American Revolutions A Continental History 1750 1804
Author : Alan Taylor
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2016-09-06
Pages : 736
ISBN : 9780393253870
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

“Excellent . . . deserves high praise. Mr. Taylor conveys this sprawling continental history with economy, clarity, and vividness.”—Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the nation its democratic framework. Alan Taylor, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history. The American Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain’s colonies, fueled by local conditions and resistant to control. Emerging from the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, the revolution pivoted on western expansion as well as seaboard resistance to British taxes. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. The war exploded in set battles like Saratoga and Yorktown and spread through continuing frontier violence. The discord smoldering within the fragile new nation called forth a movement to concentrate power through a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of “We the People,” the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But it was Jefferson’s expansive “empire of liberty” that carried the revolution forward, propelling white settlement and slavery west, preparing the ground for a new conflagration.

Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution
Author : Edward G. Gray
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2015-05-01
Pages : 700
ISBN : 9780190257767
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen colonies. The Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades.

Book Title : The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies
Author : David Lee Russell
Publisher : McFarland
Release Date : 2000-01-01
Pages : 367
ISBN : 0786407832
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

As the American Revolution in the North drew to a stalemate around New York, in the South the British finally came to terms with the reality of defeat. Southern sites like Kings Mountain, Cowpens, Charleston, the Chesapeake and Yorktown were vital to American independence. The origin of the five Southern colonies - Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia - their development, the role of patriot and loyalist Southerner, and critical battles are examined. Included is a discussion of the leadership of the British forces and of the colonial patriots who inspired common citizens to fight for the sake of American independence.

Book Title : Response to Revolution
Author : Michael P. Costeloe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2009-11-12
Pages : 288
ISBN : 0521122791
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

This book examines the Spanish response, military, economic and social, to the anti-imperial revolutions of Latin America in the early nineteenth century. History has for the most part concentrated on the heroic careers of the great liberators of America: but what did Spaniards themselves think of Simón Bolivar and his fellow revolutionaries? How did they view the events in America? What policies were adopted, what were their effects on Spanish trade and the merchants who conducted it, and what action did Spain take to meet American demands or to suppress them? It is with these and many related questions that this study is concerned. Analysing a broad spectrum of Spanish opinion which reflects the views of politicians, diplomats, merchants, journalists, the military and others, Professor Costeloe explains how Spaniards responded to revolution and how in retrospect, in the aftermath of defeat, they regarded the end of their nation's long role as a major imperial power.

Book Title : The Origin and Principles of the American Revolution Compared with the Origin and Principles of the French Revolution
Author : Friedrich von Gentz
Publisher :
Release Date : 1800
Pages : 73
ISBN : PRNC:32101064004300
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Book Title : The American Revolution 1763 1783
Author : Herbert Aptheker
Release Date : 1960
Pages : 304
ISBN : 0717800059
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The causes of the Revolution, popular participation, the cancer of slavery; military and world aspects.

Book Title : Twentieth Century Latin American Revolutions
Author : Marc Becker
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2017-06-01
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781442265882
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

This clear and concise text extends our understanding of revolutions with a critical narrative analysis of key Latin American examples. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and achievements, its shortcomings, its outcome, and its legacy.

Book Title : Daily Life of U S Soldiers From the American Revolution to the Iraq War 3 volumes
Author : Christopher R. Mortenson
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2019-06-30
Pages : 1139
ISBN : 9781440863592
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

This ground-breaking work explores the lives of average soldiers from the American Revolution through the 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. • Provides readers with an understanding of the daily lives of soldiers in America's wars, greatly complementing more standard histories of battles and leaders • Offers a curated collection of primary sources for each conflict that illuminates the daily lives of US soldiers during wartime • Includes detailed bibliographies that offer many accessible sources needed by students and researchers looking to further explore the topics • Provides a comprehensive chronology for each conflict that helps readers to place it within the proper historical context • Spans nearly 250 years of national history from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War

Book Title : The Radicalism of the American Revolution
Author : Gordon S. Wood
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011-08-24
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9780307758965
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian describes the events that made the American Revolution. Gordon S. Wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from England, rather it transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.

Book Title : Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions
Author : John Beverley
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release Date : 1990-09-01
Pages : 252
ISBN : 9780292746725
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

“This book began in what seemed like a counterfactual intuition . . . that what had been happening in Nicaraguan poetry was essential to the victory of the Nicaraguan Revolution,” write John Beverley and Marc Zimmerman. “In our own postmodern North American culture, we are long past thinking of literature as mattering much at all in the ‘real’ world, so how could this be?” This study sets out to answer that question by showing how literature has been an agent of the revolutionary process in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The book begins by discussing theory about the relationship between literature, ideology, and politics, and charts the development of a regional system of political poetry beginning in the late nineteenth century and culminating in late twentieth-century writers. In this context, Ernesto Cardenal of Nicaragua, Roque Dalton of El Salvador, and Otto René Castillo of Guatemala are among the poets who receive detailed attention.