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A Companion to the American Revolution

Jack P. Greene (Editor), J. R. Pole (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21058-0
796 pages
April 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to the American Revolution is a single guide to the themes, events, and concepts of this major turning point in early American history. Containing coverage before, during, and after the war, as well as the effect of the revolution on a global scale, this major reference to the period is ideal for any student, scholar, or general reader seeking a complete reference to the field.


  • Contains 90 articles in all, including guides to further reading and a detailed chronological table.
  • Explains all aspects of the revolution before, during, and after the war.
  • Discusses the status and experiences of women, Native Americans, and African Americans, and aspects of social and daily life during this period.
  • Describes the effects of the revolution abroad.
  • Provides complete coverage of military history, including the home front.
  • Concludes with a section on concepts to put the morality of early America in today’s context.
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List Of Maps And Map Acknowledgements.

List Of Contributors.

Introduction.

Part I: Context.

Part II: Themes And Events, To 1776.

Part III: Themes And Events, From 1776.

Part IV: External Effects Of The Revolution.

Part V: Internal Developments After The Revolution.

Part VI: Concepts.

Chronology: Compiled By Steven Sarson.

Consolidated Bibliography.

Index
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Jack P. Greene is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University and the author and editor of many books and articles on early modern colonial British America and the American Revolution. Among his recent books are Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities: Essays in Early American Cultural History (1992), Negotiated Authorities: Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History (1994), Understanding the American Revolution: Issues and Actors (1995), and Interpreting Early America: Historiographical Essays (1996).

J. R. Pole is Rhodes Professor Emeritus of American History and Institutions, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Political Representation in England and the Origins of the American Republic (1966), The Pursuit of Equality in American History (1978, second edition 1993), Paths to the American Past (1979), The Gift of Government: Political Responsibility from the English Restoration to American Independence (1983), and The American Constitution: For and Against (ed., 1987).

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  • Contains 90 articles in all, including guides to further reading and a detailed chronological table.
  • Explains all aspects of the revolution before, during, and after the war.
  • Discusses the status and experiences of women, Native Americans, and African Americans, and aspects of social and daily life during this period.
  • Describes the effects of the revolution abroad.
  • Provides complete coverage of military history, including the home front.
  • Concludes with a section on concepts to put the morality of early America in today’s context.
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"Professors Greene and Pole have succeeded in gathering a star-studded cast of scholars to interpret and analyze the American Revolution. General readers as well as teachers will find this volume of inestimable value." Joyce Appleby, University of California at Los Angeles <!--end-->


"This immensely helpful guide will be useful for seasoned students of the revolution as well as beginners. Brief bibliographies give quick access to the best current work; the essays provide relevant factual material; and the reader gets the informed judgment of an expert." Richard Lyman Bushman, Columbia University

"The cumulative effect of the contributions is to leave the reader with no doubt of the importance of the American Revolution, not just to the history of the United States and North America, but to the whole Atlantic world and beyond." History

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