Summary Book Review The American Revolution, Garrison Life in French Canada and New York by Julius Friedrich von Hille:
Download or read book The American Revolution, Garrison Life in French Canada and New York written by Julius Friedrich von Hille and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 1993 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This eyewitness account brings the American Revolution and the Northern Campaign in New York and Quebec to life.
Summary Book Review An Eyewitness Account of the American Revolution and New England Life by J. F. Wasmus:
Download or read book An Eyewitness Account of the American Revolution and New England Life written by J. F. Wasmus and published by Praeger. This book was released on 1990 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the English translation of the journal of J.F. Wasmus, a German doctor who fought for the British in the American Revolution. Wasmus served in a German regiment under General Burgoyne and witnessed many key battles. Later, after being taken prisoner, he was ordered to live with a farmer's family in Brimfield, Massachusetts, and encouraged to work in his profession. His journal offers first-hand accounts of military affairs such as the Battle of Bennington, as well as detailed observations of the climate, geography, and societal customs of New England and New York.
Summary Book Review The Specht Journal by Johann Friedrich Specht:
Download or read book The Specht Journal written by Johann Friedrich Specht and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Specht Journal contains a detailed description of the Brauschweig regiments' contributions to the Burgoyne campaign from 1776 to 1777 during the Revolutionary War.
Summary Book Review The Loyalist Problem in Revolutionary New England by Thomas N. Ingersoll:
Download or read book The Loyalist Problem in Revolutionary New England written by Thomas N. Ingersoll and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Loyalist Problem in Revolutionary New England begins with a snapshot of the region on the eve of the Boston Tea Party. The colonists' Republican tradition helped them spark the Revolution, but their special history also threatened the unity of the United States throughout the Revolutionary War, for Loyalists tried to discredit New Englanders as a naturally rebellious people. Yet Ingersoll shows that the rebels never sought to drive the dissenters out of the new nation, and accorded them a remarkable degree of liberal toleration, with the great majority of Loyalists ultimately becoming citizens of the new states.
Summary Book Review Voices of the American Revolution by Lois Miner Huey:
Download or read book Voices of the American Revolution written by Lois Miner Huey and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2010-07 with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents engaging, personal war stories from a variety of armed services and ranks. Includes information on weapons, battle sights and sounds, daily life, and living conditions.
Summary Book Review The American Revolution by David K. Allison:
Download or read book The American Revolution written by David K. Allison and published by Smithsonian Institution. This book was released on 2018-11-06 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new look at the American Revolution: more than the David-versus-Goliath portrayal, it was the very first world war The American Revolutionary War stands as a monument to freedom and democracy the world over. The American Revolution: A World War provides a fuller story of a war that involved international interest and conflict. From acts of resistance like the Boston Tea Party to the "shot heard 'round the world," the struggle for liberty and independence still resonates; this book offers new insight into the involvement of other nations and the colonists' desire for a country that symbolized their values and the pursuit of the American way of life. Spain, France, and the Dutch Republic joined the colonists' fight against the British not because they supported American independence but because they wanted to protect their own interests. These nations offered essential financial and military support to the revolutionaries, without which the colonists may not have been able to withstand British military supremacy on land and on the seas. The colonists also benefitted from a fortunate tactical advantage: distraction. Great Britain, working to protect its lucrative colonial interests in the Caribbean and India from the other European superpowers, turned its attention away from the American front, enabling colonists to make unexpected gains in the war. These and many other moments in the Revolution are explored through a global lens to offer more context for this crucial moment in history. Featuring essays from leading scholars and historians, and fully illustrated with historical military portraiture, documents, and maps indicating campaigns and territories, this book offers a completely new understanding of the American Revolution: as that of the first world war.
Summary Book Review A People's History of the American Revolution by Ray Raphael:
Download or read book A People's History of the American Revolution written by Ray Raphael and published by New Press, The. This book was released on 2011-05-24 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read.” —Howard Zinn Upon its initial publication, Ray Raphael’s magisterial A People’s History of the American Revolution was hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as “relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental.” With impeccable skill, Raphael presented a wide array of fascinating scholarship within a single volume, employing a bottom-up approach that has served as a revelation. A People’s History of the American Revolution draws upon diaries, personal letters, and other Revolutionary-era treasures, weaving a thrilling “you are there” narrative—“a tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories”. Raphael shifts the focus away from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to the slaves they owned, the Indians they displaced, and the men and boys who did the fighting (Los Angeles Times Book Review). This “remarkable perspective on a familiar part of American history” helps us appreciate more fully the incredible diversity of the American Revolution (Kirkus Reviews). “Through letters, diaries, and other accounts, Raphael shows these individuals—white women and men of the farming and laboring classes, free and enslaved African Americans, Native Americans, loyalists, and religious pacifists—acting for or against the Revolution and enduring a war that compounded the difficulties of everyday life.” —Library Journal “A tour de force . . . Ray Raphael has probably altered the way in which future historians will see events.” —The Sunday Times
Summary Book Review The British Are Coming by Rick Atkinson:
Download or read book The British Are Coming written by Rick Atkinson and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2019-05-14 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the George Washington Prize Winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History Winner of the Excellence in American History Book Award Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.
Summary Book Review Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats by Susan Provost Beller:
Download or read book Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats written by Susan Provost Beller and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2007-07-31 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using excerpts from diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and other primary sources, tells of the everyday lives of the soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War, for both the British and for the colonies.
Summary Book Review American Revolution: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] by Spencer C. Tucker:
Download or read book American Revolution: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-09-30 with total page 2272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With more than 1,300 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of the American Revolution, this definitive scholarly reference covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. • Contains more than 1,300 A–Z entries on various political, social, and military topics connected with the American Revolution • Features contributions from more than 120 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Introduces entries with essays on the war's underlying causes and the events that catalyzed its outbreak, a synopsis of the war, and an analysis of its long-term impact • Includes key documents relevant to the period, including Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, eyewitness battle accounts, speeches, and treaties • Supplements entries with hundreds of illustrations depicting colonial and Revolutionary America, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large-scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea • Addresses all major Native American tribes involved in the conflict and their role in the war
Summary Book Review Liberty Is Sweet by Woody Holton:
Download or read book Liberty Is Sweet written by Woody Holton and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “deeply researched and bracing retelling” (Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian) of the American Revolution, showing how the Founders were influenced by overlooked Americans—women, Native Americans, African Americans, and religious dissenters. Using more than a thousand eyewitness records, Liberty Is Sweet is a “spirited account” (Gordon S. Wood, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution) that explores countless connections between the Patriots of 1776 and other Americans whose passion for freedom often brought them into conflict with the Founding Fathers. “It is all one story,” prizewinning historian Woody Holton writes. Holton describes the origins and crucial battles of the Revolution from Lexington and Concord to the British surrender at Yorktown, always focusing on marginalized Americans—enslaved Africans and African Americans, Native Americans, women, and dissenters—and on overlooked factors such as weather, North America’s unique geography, chance, misperception, attempts to manipulate public opinion, and (most of all) disease. Thousands of enslaved Americans exploited the chaos of war to obtain their own freedom, while others were given away as enlistment bounties to whites. Women provided material support for the troops, sewing clothes for soldiers and in some cases taking part in the fighting. Both sides courted native people and mimicked their tactics. Liberty Is Sweet is a “must-read book for understanding the founding of our nation” (Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin), from its origins on the frontiers and in the Atlantic ports to the creation of the Constitution. Offering surprises at every turn—for example, Holton makes a convincing case that Britain never had a chance of winning the war—this majestic history revivifies a story we thought we already knew.
Summary Book Review A Generous and Merciful Enemy by Daniel Krebs:
Download or read book A Generous and Merciful Enemy written by Daniel Krebs and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2013-04-30 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some 37,000 soldiers from six German principalities, collectively remembered as Hessians, entered service as British auxiliaries in the American War of Independence. At times, they constituted a third of the British army in North America, and thousands of them were imprisoned by the Americans. Despite the importance of Germans in the British war effort, historians have largely overlooked these men. Drawing on research in German military records and common soldiers’ letters and diaries, Daniel Krebs places the prisoners on center stage in A Generous and Merciful Enemy, portraying them as individuals rather than simply as numbers in casualty lists. Setting his account in the context of British and European politics and warfare, Krebs explains the motivations of the German states that provided contract soldiers for the British army. We think of the Hessians as mercenaries, but, as he shows, many were conscripts. Some were new recruits; others, veterans. Some wanted to stay in the New World after the war. Krebs further describes how the Germans were made prisoners, either through capture or surrender, and brings to life their experiences in captivity from New England to Havana, Cuba. Krebs discusses prison conditions in detail, addressing both the American approach to war prisoners and the prisoners’ responses to their experience. He assesses American efforts as a “generous and merciful enemy” to use the prisoners as economic, military, and propagandistic assets. In the process, he never loses sight of the impact of imprisonment on the POWs themselves. Adding new dimensions to an important but often neglected topic in military history, Krebs probes the origins of the modern treatment of POWs. An epilogue describes an almost-forgotten 1785 treaty between the United States and Prussia, the first in western legal history to regulate the treatment of prisoners of war.
Summary Book Review British Military Long Arms in Colonial America by Bill Ahearn:
Download or read book British Military Long Arms in Colonial America written by Bill Ahearn and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2018-05-21 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British Military Long Arms in Colonial America By: Bill Ahearn and Robert Nittolo In British Military Long Arms in Colonial America, Bill Ahearn and Robert Nittolo explore the story of the various long arms used during this point in history. Covering a vast time period, Ahearn and Nittolo first illustrate the long arms as tools to help create British rule in Colonial America and continue their explorations to the war that cost Britain their American empire. British Military Long Arms in Colonial America is an educational and informative guide that will provide an enlightening account to the curious readers and historians alike.
Summary Book Review The Compleat Victory by Kevin J. Weddle:
Download or read book The Compleat Victory written by Kevin J. Weddle and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the late summer and fall of 1777, after two years of indecisive fighting on both sides, the outcome of the American War of Independence hung in the balance. Having successfully expelled the Americans from Canada in 1776, the British were determined to end the rebellion the following year and devised what they believed a war-winning strategy, sending General John Burgoyne south to rout the Americans and take Albany. When British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga with unexpected ease in July of 1777, it looked as if it was a matter of time before they would break the rebellion in the North. Less than three and a half months later, however, a combination of the Continental Army and Militia forces, commanded by Major General Horatio Gates and inspired by the heroics of Benedict Arnold, forced Burgoyne to surrender his entire army. The American victory stunned the world and changed the course of the war. Kevin J. Weddle offers the most authoritative history of the Battle of Saratoga to date, explaining with verve and clarity why events unfolded the way they did. In the end, British plans were undone by a combination of distance, geography, logistics, and an underestimation of American leadership and fighting ability. Taking Ticonderoga had misled Burgoyne and his army into thinking victory was assured. Saratoga, which began as a British foraging expedition, turned into a rout. The outcome forced the British to rethink their strategy, inflamed public opinion in England against the war, boosted Patriot morale, and, perhaps most critical of all, led directly to the Franco-American alliance. Weddle unravels the web of contingencies and the play of personalities that ultimately led to what one American general called "the Compleat Victory."
Summary Book Review Revolutions in the Atlantic World, New Edition by Wim Klooster:
Download or read book Revolutions in the Atlantic World, New Edition written by Wim Klooster and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction: Empires at war -- Civil war in the British Empire : the American Revolution -- The war on privilege and dissension : the French Revolution -- From prize colony to black independence : the revolution in Haiti -- Multiple routes to sovereignty : the Spanish American revolutions -- The revolutions compared : causes, patterns, legacies
Author :Michael P. Gabriel Publisher :Arcadia Publishing Release Date :2012-02-20 ISBN 10 :9781614238362 Pages :128 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (836 users download)
Summary Book Review The Battle of Bennington by Michael P. Gabriel:
Download or read book The Battle of Bennington written by Michael P. Gabriel and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2012-02-20 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On August 16, 1777, a motley militia won a resounding victory near Bennington, Vermont, against combined German, British and Loyalist forces. ¬ This laid the foundation for the American victory at Saratoga two months later. Historian Michael P. Gabriel has collected over fifty firsthand accounts from the people who experienced this engagement, including veterans from both sides and civilians—women and children who witnessed the horrors of the battle. Gabriel also details a virtually unknown skirmish between Americans and Loyalists. These accounts, along with Gabriel’s overviews of the battle, bring to life the terror, fear and uncertainty that caused thousands to see the British army as loved ones departed to fight for the fledgling United States.
Summary Book Review Captives of Liberty by T. Cole Jones:
Download or read book Captives of Liberty written by T. Cole Jones and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2019-11-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contrary to popular belief, the American Revolutionary War was not a limited and restrained struggle for political self-determination. From the onset of hostilities, British authorities viewed their American foes as traitors to be punished, and British abuse of American prisoners, both tacitly condoned and at times officially sanctioned, proliferated. Meanwhile, more than seventeen thousand British and allied soldiers fell into American hands during the Revolution. For a fledgling nation that could barely afford to keep an army in the field, the issue of how to manage prisoners of war was daunting. Captives of Liberty examines how America's founding generation grappled with the problems posed by prisoners of war, and how this influenced the wider social and political legacies of the Revolution. When the struggle began, according to T. Cole Jones, revolutionary leadership strove to conduct the war according to the prevailing European customs of military conduct, which emphasized restricting violence to the battlefield and treating prisoners humanely. However, this vision of restrained war did not last long. As the British denied customary protections to their American captives, the revolutionary leadership wasted no time in capitalizing on the prisoners' ordeals for propagandistic purposes. Enraged, ordinary Americans began to demand vengeance, and they viewed British soldiers and their German and Native American auxiliaries as appropriate targets. This cycle of violence spiraled out of control, transforming the struggle for colonial independence into a revolutionary war. In illuminating this history, Jones contends that the violence of the Revolutionary War had a profound impact on the character and consequences of the American Revolution. Captives of Liberty not only provides the first comprehensive analysis of revolutionary American treatment of enemy prisoners but also reveals the relationship between America's political revolution and the war waged to secure it.