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The historical atlas of the American Revolution
Barnes, Ian, 1946-2014.
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New York : Routledge, 2000.
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223 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, color plans ; 29 cm
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E208 .B36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author Notes

Ian Barnes is Head of Politics and International Studies at the University of Derby.

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School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-Clear, colorful maps and a thorough, yet concise text make this a work to be considered wherever colonial American history is studied. Although the emphasis is on the Revolution, the scope is much broader-from settlement to 1820. Chronologically arranged, each chapter opens with an overview, followed by readable double-page spreads on the time periods, specific battles, pertinent individuals or peoples, and other relevant issues. Maps are large enough to show troop movement. Legends are clear with dissimilar symbols. Portraits, illustrations, and other graphics are clearly identified. A concluding section provides brief biographical sketches. An excellent presentation of the era.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Barnes, compiler of several historical atlases, has produced an atlas of high quality that examines one of the critical periods of US history. The editorial hand of Charles Royster, a leading US historian of the 18th and 19th centuries, strengthens the work, which improves on but does not supersede Kenneth Nebenzahl and Don Higginbotham's Atlas of the American Revolution (CH, Feb'75) and Craig L. Symonds's A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution (CH, Dec'86). Barnes's atlas is the most visually attractive of the three. The modern maps are complemented by many color plates. The atlas focuses on the military aspects of the period but also pays serious attention to political, social, and religious factors. The historical roles of Native Americans are given due consideration. Barnes presents the American theater of war as one component in a worldwide series of conflicts between England and its European rivals. The aftermath of the American Revolution is also represented and includes the subsequent Anglo-American conflict in the War of 1812. Highly recommended for all academic libraries. C. V. Stanley; Washington & Lee University

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 11
Chronologyp. 14
Chapter 1 British North Americap. 18
The Coloniesp. 22
Native Americansp. 24
Church Formationp. 26
Church and Politicsp. 28
Trade and Industryp. 30
Origins of Settler Populationp. 32
The Slave Trianglep. 34
Density of Population Settlementp. 36
Chapter 2 Prologue to Dissentp. 38
King William's Warp. 44
Queen Anne's Warp. 46
King George's Warp. 48
French and Indian Warsp. 50
Methods of 18th-century Warp. 52
George Washington in the Westp. 54
Global Implication of American Warsp. 56
Native Americans Before the Warp. 58
Division in Colonial Societyp. 60
The Quebec Actp. 62
Chapter 3 The Shot Heard Around the Worldp. 64
Distribution of Armed Forces in the Coloniesp. 68
Lexington and Concordp. 70
Fort Ticonderoga to Canadap. 72
Bunker Hillp. 74
Battle for Valcour Islandp. 76
Chapter 4 Washington Assumes Commandp. 78
Battle of Long Island and Harlem Heightsp. 82
Battle of White Plainsp. 84
Battle of Trentonp. 86
Battle of Princetonp. 88
Ticonderoga and Hubbardtonp. 90
Oriskany and Fort Stanwixp. 92
Battle of the Brandywinep. 94
Saratoga Campaignp. 96
Battle of Germantownp. 98
Northern Stalematep. 100
Chapter 5 The Help of Foreign Friendsp. 102
Savannah and Charlestonp. 106
Battle of Camdenp. 108
Battle of King's Mountainp. 110
Battle of Cowpensp. 112
Guilford Courthousep. 114
Battle of Hobkirk's Hillp. 116
Eutaw Springsp. 118
Siege of Yorktownp. 120
Chapter 6 War at Seap. 122
Privateers and Pinpricksp. 126
Battle of Flamborough Headp. 128
Battle of the Chesapeake, 1781p. 130
Rodney's Naval Campaignsp. 132
Battle of the Saintesp. 134
Oceanic Dimensionsp. 136
Chapter 7 Other Battle Fronts, Native Americans' Dismayp. 138
Joseph Brantp. 142
George Rogers Clark and French Possessionsp. 144
Sullivan's Campaignsp. 146
The Ohio Campaignsp. 148
Spanish Operations in the South and Westp. 150
Chapter 8 Birth of Politicsp. 152
The Treaty of Parisp. 156
Empire Loyalistsp. 158
Native Americansp. 160
African Americansp. 162
Ratification of the Constitutionp. 164
The Constitutionp. 166
The Election of 1800p. 168
People of the New Nationp. 170
Chapter 9 The State Expandsp. 172
Foreign Policy After the Warp. 178
Transatlantic Revolutionsp. 180
Expansion and Settlementp. 182
Opening of the Westp. 184
King Cottonp. 186
Selected Biographiesp. 188
Bibliographyp. 196
Indexp. 198
Map Name Indexp. 209
Acknowledgmentsp. 224