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Mackesy, Piers: The War for America 1775-1783 (Cambridge, 1964)
Maier, Pauline: From Resistance to Revolution (W.W. Norton & Co, New York, 1972) describes the gradual escalation of resistance, following the traditional stages for staging public demonstrations in a way that minimized violence and chaos.
Maier, Pauline: American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (Knopf, New York, 1997)
Malone, Dumas: The Story of The Declaration of Independence (Oxford University Press, New York, 1975) -- a good overview of the mood of the country and brief bios of the Signers, with some solid facts and some 'legend busting'.
Martin, Joseph Plumb: A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier (Signet Classics)
McCullough, D.: John Adams (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2001)
McGuire, Thomas J.: The Surprise of Germantown: October 4, 1777 (Thomas Publications, Gettysburg PA, 1994). Detailed treatment with extensive discussion of the U.S. forces effort to capture Cliveden (the Chew Mansion) in Germantown.
Middlekauff, Robert: The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Rev. ed.(Oxford University Press, New York, 2005)
Montgomery, D.H.: Leading Facts of American History (The Athenaeum Press, Boston, 1990)
Montgomery, D.H.: Partisan Review and Political Correctness (Boston University, 1993)
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O'Kelley,Patrick: Nothing But Blood and Slaughter -- The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas -- a 4 volume set describing the battles and providing the orders of battle and lists of commanding officers for many of the battles in this region
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Paul, Joel Richard:
Unlikley Allies (Riverhead Books, New York, 2009)
is the lively -- and true -- story of how an American merchant (Silas Deane),
a French playwright (Beaumarchais), and a spy (the Chevalier d'Eon)
nearly lost, but ultimately saved, the American Revolution. The book provides insights
on the struggle to obtain, sustain, and retain support from France through the eight years
of conflict, blockade, and intrigue. The 343 endnotes document in some detail the
primary sources used for describing the people and events involved.
Peters, Ronald M., Jr.: The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 (Univ. Mass. Press, Amherst MA 1978) describes how John Adams wrote this document, which explains why the various provisions are there rather than simply specifying the governmental structure (as the U.S. Constitution does).
Preston, Anthony: Navies of the American Revolution (Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs NJ, 1975)
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The Redwood Library
(Newport RI) has posted a helpful bibliography for
Rice, Howard C. Jr., and Anne S.K. Brown (translators and editors): The American Campaign of Rochambeau's Army, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783 (two volumes) (Princeton Univ. Press and Brown Univ. Press, 1972)
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Sands, John O.: Yorktown's Captive Fleet (The Univ. Press of Virginia, Charlottesville VA, 1983)
Schlesinger, Sr., Arthur M.: Prelude & Independence: The Newspaper War on Britain, 1764-1776 (New York, 1958)
Schultz, Eric, and Tougias, Michael: King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict (Countryman Press, 1999) -- This is really two books in one: an excellent narrative of the war between the New England colonists and the native population, and a detailed survey of the major battle sites, complete with maps. The complexity of the conflict is well described, as are the desperate struggles of Philip and his allies, themselves patriots fighting for the ancestral homelands of their people. -- Bob O'Hara (MASSAR)
Mary Donahue, Bruce Clouette, and Mary Harper:
En Avant with Our French Allies (CT Commission on Culture and Tourism,
Hartford CT, 2004) - a richly-illustrated tour guide of the W3R® in CT.
Mail your order and address with an $16.00 check (includes shipping in the U.S.)
made out to "State of Connecticut" to
Hussars in Lebanon (Lebanon Historical Soc., Lebanon CT, 2004)
-- a 140-page account of the five-month stay of Lauzun's hussar
companies in Lebanon CT during the winter of 1780-81.
Mail your order and address with an $15.00 check (includes shipping in the U.S.)
made out to "Lebanon Historical Soc." to
Selig, Robert, with many illustrations by David R. Wagner: March to Victory: Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown Campaign of 1781 [52-page PDF file] U.S. Center for Military History Publication No. 70-104-1 (April, 2007) It is well-illustrated and incorporates the latest historical research. [This is posted on the W3R-US site with the permission of the US Army Center for Military History, <http://www.history.army.mil> . If you wish to reproduce the PDF file in quantity or if you wish to post the PDF file on the Web contact Beth.Mackenzie@HQDA.Army.mil for permission.
Sheer, George F. and Rankin, Hugh F. II: Rebels and Redcoats : The American Revolution... (Da Capo Press, 1957)
Showman, Richard K. and Conrad, Dennis M., eds.: The Papers of General Nathaniel Greene, 8 vols (University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1976)
Smith, Page: A New Age Now Begins; A Peoples History of the American Revolution, 2 Volumes (Penquin Books, New York 1989)
Stahr, Walter B.: John Jay: Founding Father (Hambledon and London, 2005) describes Jay's participation in governance from the First Continental Congress in 1774 through his travels in New York, Philadelphia, Paris, Madrid, and London to his return from diplomatic missions abroad in 1784.
Stone, Edwin Martin:
Our French Allies: Rochambeau and His Army, Lafayette
and His Devotion, D'Estaing, DeTernay, Barras, DeGrasse, and Their Fleets
in the Great War of the American Revolution from 1778 to 1782,
(The Scholar's Bookshelf, Cranbury NJ, 2005) -- a paperback reprint
of a book originally published in 1884.
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Taylor, Robert J.: Massachusetts, Colony to Commonwealth: Documents on the Formation of the Constitution, 1775-1780, (Univ. of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill NC, 1961) 166 pgs. documents the discussions leading to the formation of a provisional government in MA in 1776, the debate over the need for a constitution, discussion of changes to the original constitution, and the development of a new constitution by John Adams in 1780.
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Lafayette: Rêver la gloire
(Editions d'art Monelle Hayot, Paris, 2013) [en française]
Villiers, Patrick & Lemineur, Jean Claude: Hermione, Lafayette's Frigate, (Ancre, Nice, France, 2015) The story of the French frigate and Captain Latouche-Tréville, as they served the cause of American independence. Order the French, English, or Italian version for about $69.00 from Ancre, at www.ancre.fr or from Amazon, at www.amazon.com.
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Walker, Paul K.: (Office of History, HQ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Engineers of Independence, a Documentary History of the Army Corps of Engineers in the American Revolution (Gov. Printing Office, 1981)
West, Thomas G. (Professor of Politics at the University of Dallas TX):
Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins
of America (Rowman and Littlefield),
The Voices of 1776: The Story of the America
in the Words of Those Who were There (Penquin Books, 1975)
Rochambeau, America's Neglected Founding Father
(Collier Books, NY, 1965; Macmillan paperback in 1974) is a
detailed biography with descriptions of personalities, background for major events,
and good insights into historical foundations. A fine work which focuses on his role in America.
Woodbridge, George C.: "Rochambeau: two hundred years later", in Journal of the Newport Historical Society 249 (Newport Historical Society, RI, 2004) and following articles on the impacts of French troops presence in the U.S.
Wright, Robert K., Jr.:
The Continental Army (Center of Military History,
United States Army, Washington, DC, 1983) - traces the birth of the Army
and its gradual transformation into a competent group of professionals and emphasizes
for the first time the major influences of eighteenth century military theorists on that transformation.
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Bridgeway Internet Library
is a list of hundreds of books (with links to the full on-line text) )
that were well-known to the leaders of European and American legislatures
and churches and thus affected the social order and the way that colonists' responded to Great Britain's dictates.
The works range from classical Greek poetry to treaties with Amerindians.
The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era has annual conferences on Europe during the Revolutionary Period (1750-1850) and publishes selected papers.
The National Park Service has an excellent site at www.nps.gov/revwar/ with resources related to the whole American Revolution. It has sections on heritage tourism, teaching U.S. history, biographies of leaders for liberty, and the continuing impact of the Revolution on our lives today.
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