American Revolution: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, 1st Edition

  • Spencer C. Tucker Texas Christian University
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  • ISBN-10: 1851097449
  • ISBN-13: 9781851097449
  • DDC: 973.3
  • 2466 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

This authoritative, complete encyclopedia covers the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and the decades leading up to it, beginning with the French and Indian War, and the aftermath of the conflict, with emphasis on the early American Republic. Four volumes contain overview essays on the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution, with impeccably researched A-Z entries that address the full spectrum of political, social, and military matters that arose from the conflict, each cross-referenced with books for further reading. Volumes include a detailed bibliography, timeline, and glossary. A fifth volume contains primary sources, with insightful introductions that place documents in proper historical context, and aid understanding of the myriad motivations behind the American Revolution; the diplomatic, military, and political maneuvering that took place during the war; and landmark documents that shaped the founding and early development of the United States.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
About the Editor.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Maps.
Foreword.
Preface.
General Maps.
Causes of the Revolution.
Overview of the Revolution.
1: Abenakis.
2: Abercrombie, James (1732–1775).
3: Abercromby, Sir Robert (1740–1827).
4: Achard de Bonvouloir, Julien-Alexandre (1749–1783).
5: Acland, John Dyke (1747–1778).
6: Adams, Abigail (1744–1818).
7: Adams, John (1735–1826).
8: Adams, Samuel (1722–1803).
9: Administration of Justice Act (May 20, 1774).
10: Admiralty, High Court of.
11: Alamance Creek, Battle of (May 16, 1771).
12: Albany Conference (June 19–July 11, 1754).
13: Alexander, William, Lord Stirling (1726–1783).
14: Alfred, CNS.
15: Allan, John (1746–1805).
16: Allen, Ethan (1738–1789).
17: Alliance, Continental Navy Frigate.
18: Alligator Creek, East Florida, Action at (June 30, 1778).
19: Alsop, John (1724–1794).
20: America, Continental Navy 3rd-Rate Ship of the Line.
21: American Episcopacy.
22: American Philosophical Society.
23: Amherst, Jeffery (1717–1797).
24: Amnesties and Pardons.
25: Amusette.
26: André, John (1750–1780).
27: Anglo-Dutch War, Fourth (1780–1784).
28: Anglo-Mysore War, Second (1780–1784).
29: Aranjuez, Treaty of (April 12, 1779).
30: Arbuthnot, Marriot (1711–1794).
31: Architecture in Revolutionary-Era America.
32: Armand-Tuffin, Charles, Marquis de la Rouërie (1750–1793).
33: Armand’s Legion.
34: Armstrong, James (1748–1828).
35: Armstrong, John, Jr. (1758–1843).
36: Armstrong, John, Sr. (1717–1795).
37: Arnold, Benedict (1741–1801).
38: Arnold, Benedict, Treason of.
39: Arnold’s Quebec Expedition (September 13–November 14, 1775).
40: Arnold’s Raid on Richmond, Virginia (January 5, 1781).
41: Art.
42: Articles of Confederation.
43: Artillery, Land.
44: Artillery, Naval.
45: Ashe, John (1720?–1781).
46: Associated Loyalists.
47: Associators.
48: Assunpink Creek, New Jersey, Action at (January 2–3, 1777).
49: Atlantic Crossings.
50: Atrocities.
51: Attakullakulla (ca. 1712–ca. 1780).
52: Attucks, Crispus (ca. 1722–1770).
53: Augusta, Georgia, Siege of (May 22–June 5, 1781).
54: Backus, Isaac (1724–1806).
55: Bahamas, Spanish Occupation of the (May 8, 1782–April 18, 1783).
56: Bailey, Anne (1742–1825).
57: Baldwin, Jeduthan (ca. 1730–1788).
58: Baldwin, Loammi (1744–1807).
59: Balfour, Nisbet (1743–1823).
60: Bancroft, Edward (1744–1821).
61: Bank of North America.
62: Banneker, Benjamin (1731–1806).
63: Barbados.
64: Barbé-Marbois, François, Marquis de (1745–1837).
65: Barclay, Thomas (1728–1793).
66: Bark.
67: Barlow, Joel (1754–1812).
68: Barney, Joshua (1759–1818).
69: Barras de Saint-Laurent, Louis-Jacques, Comte de (1719–1792).
70: Barré, Isaac (1726–1802).
71: Barren Hill, Pennsylvania, Action at (May 20, 1778).
72: Barrington, Samuel (1729–1800).
73: Barron, James (1740–1787).
74: Barry, John (1745–1803).
75: Bartlett, Josiah (1729–1795).
76: Barton, William (1748–1831).
77: Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Action at (December 13, 1776).
78: Baum, Friedrich (1727–1777).
79: Baylor, George (1752–1784).
80: Baylor’s Massacre (September 28, 1778).
81: Bayonet.
82: Bayonet Fighting.
83: Beattie’s Mill, South Carolina, Engagement at (March 23, 1781).
84: Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin Caron de (1732–1799).
85: Belleville Plantation, South Carolina, Engagement at (February 21 or 22, 1781).
86: Bemis Heights, Battle of (October 7, 1777).
87: Bennington, Battle of (August 16, 1777).
88: Bermuda.
89: Berthier, Louis-Alexandre (1753–1815).
90: Biddle, Nicholas (1750–1778).
91: Biddle, Owen (1754–1806).
92: Billingsport, New Jersey, Attack on (October 2, 1777).
93: Bird’s Kentucky Expedition (April 12–August 4, 1780).
94: Black Hessians.
95: Black Horse Tavern, Pennsylvania, Battle of (December 11, 1777).
96: Black Loyalist Migration to Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone.
97: Black Loyalists.
98: Black Mingo Creek (September 28–29, 1780).
99: Black Patriots.
100: Blacks, Free.
101: Blackstock’s Ford, South Carolina, Action at (November 20, 1780).
102: Blackstone, Sir William (1723–1780).
103: Blaine, Ephraim (1741–1804).
104: Blanchard, Claude (1742–1803).
105: Bland, Richard (1710–1776).
106: Bland, Theodorick (1742–1790).
107: Blockade, Royal Navy.
108: Blue Jacket (ca. 1745–1810).
109: Blue Licks, Kentucky, Action at (August 19, 1782).
110: Blue Savannah, South Carolina, Actions at (September 4, 1780).
111: Blunderbuss.
112: Board of Trade.
113: Board of War.
114: Bolton, Mason (?–1780).
115: Bomb Vessel (Bomb Ketch).
116: Bonhomme Richard, Continental Navy Frigate.
117: Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis (September 23, 1779).
118: Boone, Daniel (1734–1820).
119: Boone, Thomas (ca. 1730–1812).
120: Boston, Massachusetts.
121: Boston, Siege of (April 19, 1775–March 17, 1776).
122: Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770).
123: Boston Port Act (March 31, 1774).
124: Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773).
125: Boudinot, Elias (1740–1821).
126: Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de (1729–1811).
127: Bouillé, François-Claude-Amour, Marquis de (1739–1800).
128: Bound Brook, New Jersey, Action at (April 13, 1777).
129: Bounties.
130: Bowdoin, James, II (1726–1790).
131: Boycotts (1765–1776).
132: Boyd, James (John) (?–1779).
133: Brandywine, Battle of (September 11, 1777).
134: Brant, Joseph (Thayendanega) (ca. 1742–1807).
135: Brant, Mary (ca. 1736–1796).
136: Bread, Supply of.
137: Breymann, Heinrich Christoph von (?–1777).
138: Brier Creek, Battle of (March 3, 1779).
139: Brig.
140: Brigantine.
141: Bristol, Rhode Island, British Raid on (May 25, 1778).
142: British Army.
143: British East India Company.
144: British Indian Department.
145: British Legion.
146: British Naval Department, Great Lakes.
147: British West Indies.
148: Brodhead, Daniel (1736–1809).
149: Brodhead Expedition (August 11–September 14, 1779).
150: Brown, John (1744–1780).
151: Brown, Moses (1738–1836).
152: Brown, Thomas (1750–1825).
153: Browne, Montfort (?–1785).
154: Bryan, George (1731–1791).
155: Bryan’s Station, Kentucky, Siege of (August 15–17, 1782).
156: Buckongahelas (ca. 1720–1805).
157: Buford, Abraham (1747–1833).
158: Bull, William, II (1710–1791).
159: Bulloch, Archibald (1730–1777).
160: Bull’s Ferry, New Jersey, Action at (July 21, 1780).
161: Bulltown Swamp, Georgia, Action at (November 21, 1778).
162: Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775).
163: Burgoyne, John (1722–1792).
164: Burke, Aedanus (1743–1802).
165: Burke, Edmund (1729–1797).
166: Burke, Thomas (ca. 1747–1783).
167: Burke County Jail, Georgia, Engagement at (January 26, 1779).
168: Burr, Aaron, Jr. (1756–1836).
169: Bush, Solomon (1753–1796).
170: Bushnell, David (1740–1824).
171: Butler, John (1728–1796).
172: Butler, Richard (1743–1791).
173: Butler, Walter (1752–1781).
174: Butler, Zebulon (ca. 1731–1795).
175: Butler’s Rangers.
176: Byron, John (1723–1786).
177: Cadwalader, John (1742–1786).
178: Callender, John (1747–1797).
179: Cambray-Digny, Louis Antoine Jean Baptiste, de (1751–1822).
180: Camden Campaign (May–September 1780) and Battle (August 16, 1780).
181: Cameron, Alexander (ca. 1719–1781).
182: Campbell, Archibald (1739–1791).
183: Campbell, John, 4th Earl of Loudoun (1705–1782).
184: Campbell, John, of Stonefield (1753–1784).
185: Campbell, John, of Strachur (1727–1806).
186: Campbell, William (1745–1781).