West of the Revolution  An Uncommon History of 1776
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

West of the Revolution An Uncommon History of 1776


  • Author : Claudio Saunt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-06-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393244304


West of the Revolution An Uncommon History of 1776 Book Description :

This panoramic account of 1776 chronicles the other revolutions unfolding that year across North America, far beyond the British colonies. In this unique history of 1776, Claudio Saunt looks beyond the familiar story of the thirteen colonies to explore the many other revolutions roiling the turbulent American continent. In that fateful year, the Spanish landed in San Francisco, the Russians pushed into Alaska to hunt valuable sea otters, and the Sioux discovered the Black Hills. Hailed by critics for challenging our conventional view of the birth of America, West of the Revolution “[coaxes] our vision away from the Atlantic seaboard” and “exposes a continent seething with peoples and purposes beyond Minutemen and Redcoats” (Wall Street Journa...

West of the Revolution
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

West of the Revolution


  • Author : Claudio Saunt
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393240207


West of the Revolution Book Description :

Details the other revolutions during 1776, including the reaction of the native residents of San Francisco in the wake of the first European settlement there and the devastation of the Aleutian Islands by the Russians' hunt for sea otters. 13,000 first printing....

Black  White  and Indian

Black White and Indian


  • Author : Claudio Saunt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195313100


Black White and Indian Book Description :

This tells the story of a Native American family with a long kept secret: one branch is of African descent. Focusing on five generations from 1780 to 1920, Saunt shows how Indians disowned their black relatives to survive in the shadow of the expanding American republic....

Unworthy Republic  The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

Unworthy Republic The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory


  • Author : Claudio Saunt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393609851


Unworthy Republic The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory Book Description :

A masterful and unsettling history of “Indian Removal,” the forced migration of Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s and the state-sponsored theft of their lands. In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Justified as a humanitarian enterprise, the undertaking was to be systematic and rational, overseen by Washington’s small but growing bureaucracy. But as the policy unfolded over the next decade, thousands of Native Americans died under the federal government’s auspices, and thousands of others lost their possessions and homelands in an orgy of fraud, intimidation, and violence. Unworthy Republic reveals how expulsion b...

Independence Lost
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Independence Lost


  • Author : Kathleen DuVal
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2016-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812981209


Independence Lost Book Description :

"In an entirely new, global perspective on the Revolutionary period, Kathleen DuVal reveals personal stories such as that of Irish trader Oliver Pollock, Scottish plantation owners James and Isabella Bruce, and Creek leader Alexander McGillivray for whom the American Revolution was more complicated than the issue of colonial independence. These individuals, their communities, and nations weighed their options, deciding based on personal interests whether independent states or loyal British colonies would best serve them as neighbors, let alone future rulers. DuVal explores how so-called American independence affected the lives of those living on the edges of British colonial America, such as slaves, Indians, women, and the colonists of other European...

Spider in a Tree
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Spider in a Tree


  • Author : Susan Stinson
  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618730701


Spider in a Tree Book Description :

Eighteenth-century preacher Jonathan Edwards made the town of Northampton famous for its piety before the town rejected him....

Generous Enemies
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Generous Enemies


  • Author : Judith L. Van Buskirk
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812218220


Generous Enemies Book Description :

In July 1776, the final group of more than 130 ships of the Royal Navy sailed into the waters surrounding New York City, marking the start of seven years of British occupation that spanned the American Revolution. What military and political leaders characterized as an impenetrable "Fortress Britannia"—a bastion of solid opposition to the American cause—was actually very different. As Judith L. Van Buskirk reveals, the military standoff produced civilian communities that were forced to operate in close, sustained proximity, each testing the limits of political and military authority. Conflicting loyalties blurred relationships between the two sides: John Jay, a delegate to the Continental Congresses, had a brother whose political loyalties leaned...

The Internal Enemy  Slavery and War in Virginia  1772 1832
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Internal Enemy Slavery and War in Virginia 1772 1832


  • Author : Alan Taylor
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-09-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393073713


The Internal Enemy Slavery and War in Virginia 1772 1832 Book Description :

Drawn from new sources, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian presents a gripping narrative that recreates the events that inspired hundreds of slaves to pressure British admirals into becoming liberators by using their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war....

The War of the Revolution
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The War of the Revolution


  • Author : Christopher Ward
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-01-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616080808


The War of the Revolution Book Description :

“The War of the Revolution is a solid chunk of scholarship, likely toendure as a classical work on its subject.”—Time...

Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect


  • Author : Saul Cornell
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 031222818X


Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect Book Description :

This intriguing book examines how late-eighteenth-century Americans understood the right to bear arms. The selections expose readers to ongoing scholarly debates over this topic, providing insight into a number of the most important issues in early American historiography: the controversy over republicanism and liberalism, the tension between states' rights and individual rights, and the place of rights and revolution in the American constitutional experience....