The Patriot Resource - American Revolution

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1/9/08 - A Slave No More by David W. Blight | November 2007 | Amazon.com
Slave narratives are extremely rare. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group with the publication of A Slave No More, a major new addition to the canon of American history. Wallace Turnage was a teenage field hand on an Alabama plantation, John Washington an urban slave in Virginia.
A Slave No More

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Adopted Son by David Clary | February 2007 | Amazon.com
Using personal letters and other key historical documents, Adopted Son offers a rare glimpse of the American Revolution through the friendship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. The result is a remarkable, little-known epic of friendship, revolution, and the birth of a nation.
Adopted Son

The Battle of Camden: A Documentary History by Jim Piecuch | Sept 2006 | Amazon.com
This engaging new book presents the Battle of Camden as never before: through the eyes and words of American and British participants and contemporary observers. The events leading up to the conflict, the combat itself and the consequences of Camden are all described in striking detail.
The Battle of Camden

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George Washington and Benedict Arnold by Dave R. Palmer | Aug 2006 | Amazon.com
In this enthralling new dual biography-one of the very few to deal with Benedict Arnold-military historian and former superintendent of West Point Dave R. Palmer shows how and why George Washington became the father of our country while Benedict Arnold became a man without a country.
George Washington and Benedict Arnold

Pitt's Gallant Conqueror by James Dreaper | July 2006 | Amazon.com
The story of a brilliant general whose greatest triumph - gaining a toehold in Manila and thus the Philippines - was marred as he fought long and hard for his 'just rewards' from the Manila ransom agreement. He became a figure of controversy after becoming the victim of the political satirist 'Junius'.
Pitts Gallant Conqueror

Patriot Sons, Patriot Brothers by Hugh Nash, Jr. | July 2006 | Amazon.com
The story of a Prince Edward County, Virginia family and two sons who became North Carolina heroes of the American Revolution. With thoroughly researched, detailed notes, an extensive bibliography, and a text that is unparalled in its documentation of correspondence by the Nash brothers.
Patriot Sons Patriot Brothers

Founding Myths by Ray Raphael | July 2006 (Paperback) | Amazon.com
Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in thirteen of America's most cherished tales, from Paul Revere's ride to Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech. Exploring the intersection between history-making and story-making, Raphael shows how these fictions undermine our democratic ideals
Founding Myths

The Fish and the Falcon by Joseph E. Garland | June 2006 | Amazon.com
In this revised and expanded edition of his 1975 classic publication, Guns of Gloucester, historian Joseph Garland (himself a descendant of the Gloucester rebels) chronicles the fight for liberty and control of the New England seaboard during the Revolution.
The Fish and the Falcon

Through Water, Ice & Fire by Barry Gough | June 2006 | Amazon.com
The compelling story of the schooner Nancy and the men who sailed her in the midst of a gruelling and exacting war. Her subsequent destruction and her crew's daring mission to avenge her loss, inspired generations of Canadians to regard the Nancy as a symbol of devotion to king and country.
Through Water Ice and Fire

The Anza Trail and the Settling of California by Vladimir Guerrero | June 2006 | Amazon.com
The book synthesizes firsthand documents and diaries from the Anza expeditions to retell the story of the exploration of the Southwest and the settlement of the San Francisco Bay Area. It also tells the story of four very different characters-Anza, Francisco Garcés, Sebastían Tarabal and Salvador Palma.
The Anza Trail

Liberty's Captives edited by Daniel Williams | June 2006 | Amazon.com
Included here are accounts by Indian captives, but also prisoners of war, slaves, victims of pirates and Barbary corsairs, impressed sailors, and shipwreck survivors. The volume's seventeen selections have been culled from hundreds of such texts and edited according to scholarly standards.
The Anza Trail

Landmarks of the American Revolution by Mark M. Boatner | May 2006 | Amazon.com
Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. All entries, maps, photographs and contacts have been updated.
Landmarks of the American Revolution

Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812 by Gilbert Collins | May 2006 | Amazon.com
This well-illustrated updated edition covers more than 400 historic sites of the War of 1812, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the United States. No other book has covered the War of 1812 in its entirety.
Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812

Home Life in Colonial Days by Alice Morse Earle | May 2006 | Amazon.com
Widely read when it was first published in 1898, this fascinating and wonderfully readable guide was instrumental in promoting a renewed interest in everyday life of bygone times. Today, it offers history buffs, collectors, and other interested readers a feast of delightful information.
Home Life in Colonial Days

Colonial America & American Revolution: 25 Best Sites by Clint Johnson | May 2006 | Amazon.com
Follow in the footsteps of history with this comprehensive guide to the war that shaped our nation. For the casual traveler or dedicated history enthusiast, this definitive guide gives an illuminating glimpse into our nation's early days and struggle for independence.
Best 25 Sites in Colonial America

Benedict Arnold's Navy by James L. Nelson | May 2006 | Amazon.com
One of the most critical and least remembered battles of 1776 was a bloody, lopsided fight on a wilderness lake hundreds of miles north. In a war marked by imporbable turning points, that one naval battle would, in the end, prove the key to America's ultimate victory.
Benedict Arnolds Navy

Revolutionary Characters by Gordon Wood | May 2006 | Amazon.com
The book offers a series of brilliantly illuminating studies of the men who came to be known as the founding fathers. Each life is considered in the round, but the thread that binds the work together and gives it the cumulative power of a revelation is this idea of character as a lived reality for these men.
Revolutionary Characters

Financial Founding Fathers by Robert Wright & David Cowen | May 2006 | Amazon.com
The book focuses on the lives of nine founding fathers who forged the wealth and institutions necessary to transform the American colonies from a diffuse alliance of contending business interests into one cohesive economic superpower.
Financial Founding Fathers
Revolutionary War Almanac by John C. Fredriksen | April 2006 | Amazon.com
Revolutionary War Almanac includes an A-to-Z dictionary covers people, battles, and a day-by-day chronology. More than 130 maps, photographs, and illustrations pair with a detailed index, a bibliography, and cross-references to make this reference more accessible than any other.
Revoluationary War Almanac

The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton Edited by Douglas Ambrose | April 2006 | Amazon.com
Scholars have long disagreed. Was Hamilton a closet monarchist or a sincere republican? A victim of partisan politics or one of its most active promoters? A lackey for British interests or a foreign policy mastermind? The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton addresses these and other perennial questions.
Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton

Cradle of Violence by Russell Bourne | April 2006 | Amazon.com
Cradle of Violence introduces the maritime workers who ignited the American Revolution: the fishermen desperate to escape impressment by Royal Navy press gangs, the frequently unemployed dockworkers, the wartime veterans and starving widows-all of whose mounting "tumults" led the way to rebellion.
Cradle of Violence

American Gospel by Jon Meacham | April 2006 | Amazon.com
The American Gospel-literally, the good news about America-is that religion shapes our public life without controlling it. In this vivid book, author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice.
American Gospel

Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose | April 2006 | Amazon.com
For the first time, Alexander Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors-including the spymaster at the heart of it all.
Washingtons Spies

America on the Brink by Richard Buel | March 2006 (Paperback) | Amazon.com
Readers fascinated by the world of the Founding Fathers will come away from this account with a new appreciation for how close the new nation came to falling apart almost fifty years before the Civil War in the struggle between Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party and Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party
America on the Brink

Infamous Scribblers by Eric Burns | March 2006 | Amazon.com
Infamous Scribblers tells of Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adams-the leading journalists among the Founding Fathers; of George Washington and John Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson, the leading manipulator of journalists.
Infamous Scribblers

John Paul Jones: America's First Sea Warrior by Joseph Callo | March 2006 | Amazon.com
This fresh look at America's first sea warrior avoids both the hero worship of the past and the recent, inaccurate deconstructionist views of John Paul Jones's astonishing life. The author goes beyond a narrow naval context to establish Jones as a key player in the American Revolution.
John Paul Jones

From New Babylon to Eden by Bertrand Van Ruymbeke | March 2006 | Amazon.com
The book traces the persecution of Huguenots in France and the eventual immigration of a small bloc of the French Calvinist population to proprietary South Carolina. Once there, they chose to integrate into the Southern strain of nascent Anglo-American society.
From New Babylon to Eden

A Great and Noble Scheme by John Mack Faragher | February 2006 (Paperback) | Amazon.com
Drawing on original primary research, John Mack Faragher tells the full story of the expulsion of the French Acadians from Nova Scotia in vivid, gripping prose. Following specific Acadian families through the anguish of their removal, he brings to light a tragic chapter in the settlement of America.
A Great and Noble Scheme

Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia by David Lee Russell | February 2006 | Amazon.com
Many of America's first European settlers felt they were traveling to a sort of promised land, but James Oglethorpe viewed it as his own personal utopia. This work tells the story of Oglethorpe and of Georgia from its birth as a colony in 1733 to its emergence as a free state 50 years later.
Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia

The Divided Ground by Alan Taylor | February 2006 | Amazon.com
In 1761 at a boarding school in New England, Joseph Brant, a young Mohawk Indian, first met Samuel Kirkland, the son of a colonial clergyman. They began a long relationship that would redefine North America. For nearly fifty years, their lives intertwined, at first as close friends but later as bitter foes.
The Divided Ground

The Boundaries Between Us Edited by Daniel P. Barr | January 2006 | Amazon.com
Although much has been written about the Old Northwest territory, The Boundaries between Us fills a void in this historical literature by examining lesser known forms of interaction between Euro-Americans and native peoples and their struggles to gain control of the region and its vast resources.
The Boundaries Between Us

Saints and Strangers by Joseph Conforti | January 2006 | Amazon.com
In the first general history of colonial New England to be published in over twenty-five years, Joseph A. Conforti synthesizes current and classic scholarship to explore how Puritan saints and "strangers" to Puritanism participated in the making of colonial New England.
Saints and Strangers

Citizen Hamilton Edited by Donald Hickey | January 2006 | Amazon.com
In this elegant collection, Donald R. Hickey and Connie D. Clark bring together enlightening, important, and amusing selections from Hamilton's speeches, published writings and personal letters.on subjects as diverse as the Constitution, love, war, liberty and honor.
Citizen Hamilton

Stories of Independence by Peter Messer | December 2005 | Amazon.com
The work traces the emergence of distinctively American attitudes about society, politics, and government through the written history of the American experience and argues that the way early Americans wrote about their own history helped shape the future of this young nation.
Stories of Independence

"Ye Will Say I Am No Christian" by Bruce Braden | November 2005 | Amazon.com
Here is your chance to learn firsthand what two of the most influential pillars of the American Republic thought about religion, morals, and values. From 1812 to July 4, 1826, when death claimed both men, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams exchanged letters touching on these still controversial issues.
Ye Will Say I Am No Christian

A History of Yorktown by Kathleen Manley | November 2005 | Amazon.com
Local author Kathleen Manley chronicles the history of Yorktown and the victory celebrations that have been undertaken through the generations to remember this historic time in America's infancy. For the first time, in engaging prose the history of this remarkable city.
A History of Yorktown

Washington's Secret War by Thomas Fleming | October 2005 | Amazon.com
George Washington's threat to resign during the fateful winter at Valley Forge is just one of the many revelations in this work, which demolishes long-accepted fictions of Valley Forge and cutting through the layers of myth to reveal a hitherto unknown side of George Washington.
Washingtons Secret War

The Planting of New Virginia by Warren R. Hofstra | September 2005 (Paperback) | Amazon.com
This work offers the first comprehensive geographical history of one of North America's most significant frontier areas: the region west of the Blue Ridge Mountains known as "New Virginia." Hofstra sheds new light on social, economic, political, and intellectual developments of the region.
The Planting of New Virginia

Benjamin Franklin Unmasked by Jerry Weinberger | September 2005 | Amazon.com
Moral paragon, public servant, founding father; scoundrel, opportunist, womanizing phony: There are many Benjamin Franklins. Now, as we celebrate the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, this work shows that the real Franklin was far more remarkable than anyone has yet discovered.
Benjamin Franklin Unmasked

Witches, Rakes and Rogues by D. Brenton Simons | August 2005 | Amazon.com
By scouring family records and public archives, this work demonstrates convincingly that the narrow, twisting streets of colonial Boston were also crawling with murderers, con men, identity thieves, and other blackguards. Bostonians may have been prayerful, but they were also prurient-and violent.
Witches Rakes and Rogues

Chainbreaker Edited by Thomas S. Abler | July 2005 | Amazon.com
One of the earliest memoirs by an American Indian, Chainbreaker presents the recollections of a Seneca chief, also known as Governor Blacksnake. A fighter in the American Revolution who lived more than a century, Chainbreaker told his story as an old man in the 1840s to a fellow Seneca, Benjamin Williams.
Chainbreaker

The Battle of Yorktown, 1781 by John D. Grainger | July 2005 | Amazon.com
This accessible and authoritative account of the battle and the wider campaign goes back to original source material (diaries, letters, speeches, and newspapers), offering both a narrative of the events themselves, and an analysis of how the defeat came about and why it came to be seen as crucial.
The Battle of Yorktown 1781

Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey Kaye | July 2005 | Amazon.com
Beginning with Paine's life and ideas and following their vigorous influence through to our own day, this work reveals how generations of radical and liberal Americans turned to Paine for inspiration as they endeavored to expand American freedom, equality, and democracy.
Thomas Paine

Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson by Darren Staloff | July 2005 | Amazon.com
In this incisively drawn book, Darren Staloff forcefully reminds us that America owes its guiding political traditions to three Founding Fathers whose lives embodied the collision of Europe's grand Enlightenment project with the birth of the nation.
Hamilton Adams Jefferson

Forgotten Heroes of Liberty by Joel Headley | June 2005 | Amazon.com
This volume, written by the highly acclaimed 19th century historian Joel Tyler Headley, explores the vital, but often neglected, role of ministers of the Gospel to the cause of liberty in the founding of this great nation.
Forgotten Hearoes of Liberty

Let the Cannon Blaze Away by Joseph P. Thompson | May 2005 | Amazon.com
After serving for many years as a pastor in New York City, Rev. Joseph P. Thompson served in Europe. He was living there in 1876 when the United States was about to celebrate its 100th anniversary. He was asked to prepare the 6 lectures found here and deliver them in leading Western European cities.
Let the Cannon Blaze Away

People of the American Frontier by Walter Dunn | February 2005 | Amazon.com
Life on the frontier in the decades before the Revolution was extremely difficult and uncertain. It was a world populated by Indians, merchants, fur traders, land speculators, soldiers and settlers--including women, slaves, and indentured servants.
People of the American Frontier

The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff | February 2005 | Amazon.com
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 was first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States. This critically acclaimed volume - a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic.
The Glorious Cause

A People's History of the American Revolution by Ray Raphael | June 2002 (Paperback) | Amazon.com
A People's History of the American Revolution is a highly accessible narrative of the wartime experience that brings in the stories of previously marginalized voices: the common people, slave and free, who made up the majority in eighteenth-century America.
A Peoples History of the American Revolution






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