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The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion''s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780: Francis Marion''s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780

by David Higgins & Johnny Shumate

Opposed by "Bloody" Tarleton's Raiders, American Revolution patriots under Francis Marion fought a brutal guerrilla war throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

The American Revolution was deadlocked in...


The British Soldier in America: A Social History of Military Life in the Revolutionary Period

by Sylvia R. Frey

In her investigation of the social history of the common British soldier in the era of the American Revolution, Sylvia Frey has extensively surveyed recruiting records, contemporary training manuals, statutes,...


Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation

by William Hogeland

Recent movements such as the Tea Party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes...


Philip Freneau: Champion of Democracy

by Jacob Axelrad

Philip Freneau was a poet, editor, and mariner. A graduate of Princeton, he was the roommate of James Madison and a classmate of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Aaron Burr. When the colonies rebelled against England,...


George Washington's Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle That Decided the Fate of America

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

Like many historical events, the American Revolution is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or minimized by historians due to being shrouded in romantic myth and stubborn stereotypes. Here historian Phillip Thomas...


Angel in the Whirlwind

by Benson Bobrick

Angel in the Whirlwind is the epic tale of the American Revolution, from its roots among tax-weary colonists to the triumphant Declaration of Independence and eventual victory and liberty, recounted by Benson...


Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia

by Thomas E. Buckley

The significance of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom goes far beyond the borders of the Old Dominion. Its influence ultimately extended to the Supreme Court's interpretation of the separation...


Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

by Pauline Maier

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Winner of the George Washington Book Prize

When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was...


Abigail Adams

by Woody Holton

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice

American Heritage, Best of 2009

In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft...


The Return of George Washington

by Edward Larson

After commanding the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, General Washington stunned the world: He retired. Four years later, as he rode from Mount Vernon to lead the Constitutional Convention,...


Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776

by William Hogeland

This is the rambunctious story of how America came to declare independence in Philadelphia in 1776. As late as that May, the Continental Congress had no plans to break away from England. Troops under General...


James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple

by Bruce Chadwick

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources,...


A Narrative of Ethan Allen's Captivity: Containing His Voyages and Travels

by Ethan Allen, Will Crawford & John Pell

Captured by the British in 1775, imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, and finally released in 1778, Ethan Allen offers a stirring firsthand account of the early years of the Revolutionary War.


Poisoned by Lies and Hypocrisy: America's First Attempt to Bring Liberty to Canada,1775-1776

by Gavin K. Watt

In 1775, Americans made their first attempt to invade Canada. When the rebels attacked Quebec City, Carleton's motley army of militia, American loyalists, British regulars, and First Nations successfully managed...


Early American Herb Recipes

by Alice Cooke Brown

Charming text gives more than 500 authentic recipes for medicinal, culinary, cosmetic, and other purposes — everything from cancer and palsy treatments to gravies, sauces, and pies. 113 black-and-white illustrations....


The Age of Reason

by Thomas Paine & Moncure Daniel Conway

Based on years of study and reflection by the author, this 18th-century work, which was written from the deist point of view, questions Christian beliefs and the role of religion in society.


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

First published in January of 1776, this highly influential landmark document clearly and persuasively argued for American separation from Great Britain and paved the way for the Declaration of Independence....


Revolutionary

by Alex Myers

“A remarkable novel” (The New York Times) about America’s first female soldier, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in...


John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

by Evan Thomas

John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower are to fiction....


Sons of Providence

by Charles Rappleye

In 1774, as the new world simmered with tensions that would lead to the violent birth of a new nation, two Rhode Island brothers were heading toward their own war over the issue that haunts America to this day:...