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Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions

by Simon P. Newman & Peter S. Onuf

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent service with the Continental Army, his publication...


Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

by Russell M Lawson

Ebenezer Hazard - a classicist and natural scientist - became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to...


"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office

by Harlow Giles Unger

In this startling, action-filled drama, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals one of the most significant yet least known chapters in American history: how George Washington converted his ceremonial...


The Protestant Temperament

by Philip J. Jr Greven

Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence—from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries—Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history...


Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

by John Ferling

A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America.

From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent...


Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

by Carl L. Becker

The Declaration of Independence

Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets...


The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

by Charles Royster

From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme...


Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician

by John K. Alexander

Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician offers a fresh full-life biography of the man Thomas Jefferson once described as the helmsman of the American Revolution. In his study, historian John K. Alexander...


Representative Americans: The Revolutionary Generation

by Norman K. Risjord

No simple rubric comes easily to mind when one thinks of the Revolutionary generation. Their accomplishments were too grand, their interests too varied to be encompassed in a single phrase. This book reflects...


The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817

by Myron Magnet

Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders’ own voices—and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness...


George Washington: Uniting a Nation

by Don Higginbotham

In George Washington: Uniting a Nation, Don Higginbotham argues that Washington's greatest contribution to American life was creating a sense of American unity. In clear and concise prose, Higginbotham shows...


Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America

by Stephen H. Case & Mark Jacob

Histories of the Revolutionary War have long honored heroines such as Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, and Molly Pitcher. Now, more than two centuries later, comes the first biography of one of the war’s most remarkable...


William Diamond'S Drum: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

William Diamond's drum roll in 1775 was the call to arms for the farmers and villagers in Massachusetts that began the American revolution. The book is a well researched history of the war and various battles...


A History of the American Revolution

by John Alden

The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship...


Light-Horse Harry Lee

by Charles Royster

In Light Horse Harry Lee, Charles Royster tells the story of a man whose career embodies the visionary promises that inspired the American Revolution, as well as the inability of the revolutionary generation...


Blacksnake¿s Path: The True Adventures of William Wells

by William Heath

This splendid novel about an unsung hero of American history carries its prodigious learning lightly in order to tell vividly the authentic story of William Wells’s remarkable life. Blacksnake’s Path recreates...


A Man Apart: The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774 - 1781

by Harold B., Jr. Gill & George M., III Curtis

From 1774 until mid-1777, Nicholas Cresswell, a young English farmer bent on starting a new life in northwestern Virginia, kept a journal that serves as a distinctive window into the turbulent politics of the...


Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

by Stephen L. Schechter, Thomas E. Burke & Richard B. Bernstein

Noted historians focus on the most important documents of America's colonial and revolutionary past. From the Mayflower Compact to the Bill of Rights, each document is presented in its original text and placed...


Race and Revolution

by Gary B. Nash

Race and Revolution is a trenchant study of the revolutionary generation's early efforts to right the apparent contradiction of slavery and of their ultimate compromises that not only left the institution intact,...


John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.