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Title:
The American Revolution : a history in documents
Author:
Bullock, Steven C.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
205 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Uses contemporary documents to explore the American Revolution, from the colonists' break with Great Britain through the struggle to create a successful government for the new United States.
Language:
English
Contents:
The family quarrel : the coming of the revolution -- Breaking the bonds : war and independence -- Taking sides : the experience of war -- Building governments : revolutions in government -- The limits of liberty : revolutions in society and culture -- Paul Revere : craftsman of the Revolution -- The living revolution : the Revolution remembered.
ISBN:
9780195132243
Format :
Book

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Summary

The American Revolution vividly illustrates through a collection of fascinating primary documents how, in the space of a few hundred years, contented colonists -- the majority of whom were transplanted English citizens -- would form an independent country that could challenge the greatestworld power of the time -- and win. The American Revolution explores the colonies' break with Great Britain, the resulting war to gain independence, and the struggle to create a successful government for the new United States. Steven C. Bullock turns to such documents as Common Sense, theDeclaration of Independence, diaries, newspaper debates, slave petitions, and a pictorial essay on Paul Revere, showing that the words and actions of common men as well as great men played important roles in making the Revolution not just a coup d'Etat, but a genuine change that shook thefoundations of authority and dramatically changed American society.


Author Notes

Stephen C. Bullock is Associate Professor of United States History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute