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eBook The American Revolution: Documents Decoded, 1st Edition

  • Neil Gould
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  • ISBN-10: 1440839476
  • ISBN-13: 9781440839474
  • DDC: 973.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 338 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

This engaging overview of the American Revolution enables readers to consider and understand history with greater intimacy and accuracy through more than 40 primary documents.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Introduction.
Half Title Page.
The Road to Revolution.
1: Contemporary Reports of the Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770).
2: Samuel Adams: Report on the Meeting of the Boston Committee of Correspondence (1772).
3: The Tea Act (1773).
4: The New York Sons of Liberty Tea Resolutions (1773).
5: Three Accounts of the Boston Tea Party (1773).
6: Maryland’s Reaction to the Intolerable Acts (1773–1774).
7: The Committee of Correspondence (May 31, 1774).
8: The Suffolk Resolves (1774).
9: Thomas Jefferson’s Summary View of the Rights of British America (August 1774).
10: Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses (March 23, 1775).
11: Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Small (May 7, 1775).
12: Congress Grants Washington Command of the Continental Army (July 3, 1775).
13: Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (July 6, 1775).
14: Letter from Thomas Jefferson Hoping for Reconciliation with Britain (August 25, 1775).
15: Thomas Paine: Common Sense (1776).
16: John Adams: “Thoughts on Government” (April 1776).
17: The Virginia Declaration of Rights (June 12, 1776).
18: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America (July 4, 1776).
19: The American Crisis Papers #1 (December 19, 1776).
20: Paul Revere’s Account of His Ride (1783).
Battles of Liberty.
21: Letters on Lexington and Concord (1775).
22: Bunker’s Hill (1775).
23: The Invasion of Montreal and Quebec (1775).
24: The Siege of Boston (1775).
25: The Battle for Long Island, Northern Manhattan, and White Plains (1776).
26: The Battle of Trenton (1776).
27: The Skirmish of Sag Harbor (1777).
28: The Battles of Brandywine, Valley Forge, and the Paoli Massacre (1777–1778).
29: The Battle of Monmouth (1778).
30: The Battle of Saratoga (1777).
31: The Battle of Yorktown (1781).
A Nation of Amazons.
32: Patriotic Sentiments of an American Woman in Advocacy of the Revolution (June 1780).
33: The Voice of Aristocracy: Mary Morris (June 10, 1780).
34: Eyewitness to Independence: The Adams’s Correspondence (July 1776).
35: “Dirty Kate”: The Hero of the Battle of Fort Washington (1779).
36: Mercy Otis Warren: Poet and Propagandist (1774).
37: Phillis Wheatley: Young Black Phenomenon (1773).
38: Anna Winslow: A Boston Schoolgirl Writes Home (1771).
39: A Soldier’s Daughter’s Pride (1876).
40: Nancy Hart: Terror of the Georgia Tories.
41: Deborah Sampson Gannett: A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing.
42: Prudence Wright and the Women’s Guard.
43: Patience Lovell Wright: Sculptress and Spy.
The Songs of Liberty.
44: Peter St. John’s “American Taxation” (1765).
45: “The World Turned Upside Down” (1767).
46: “The Liberty Song” and Its Parodies (1768).
47: “To Our Ladies” (1769).
48: “A New Song” (1774).
49: Meshech Weare’s “India Tea” (1774).
50: “Pennsylvania Song” (1775).
51: “Alphabet for Little Masters and Misses” (1775).
52: “Adam’s Fall, or the Trip to Cambridge” (1775).
53: Verses from “Yankee Doodle” (1775).
54: John Mason’s “Liberty’s Call” (1776).
55: Benjamin Dearborn’s “A War Song” (1776).
56: “Off from Boston,” or Military Song (1776).
57: Jonathan Sewall’s “On Independence” (1776).
58: “To the Commons” (1776).
59: The British Lamentation or “The Dying Redcoat” (1776).
60: The Battle of Trenton: A Drinking Song (1777).
61: “A Fable” (1778).
62: “Our Women” (1780).
63: “Address to the Vile Traitor” (1780).
64: “Cornwallis Burgoyned” (1781).
65: “Thanksgiving Hymn” (1783).
Timeline of Events.
Further Reading.
Index.
About the Author.