The American Revolution (Hardcover)

Writings from the War of Independence 1775-1783 (LOA #123) (Library of America: The American Revolution Collection #3)

By John H. Rhodehamel (Editor), Various

Library of America, 9781883011918, 874pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2001

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Description

Drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper articles, public declarations, contemporary narratives, and private memoranda, The American Revolution brings together over 120 pieces by more than 70 participants to create a unique literary panorama of the War of Independence. From Paul Revere's own narrative of his ride in April 1775 to an account of George Washington's resignation from command of the Army in December 1783, the volume presents firsthand all the major events of the conflict-the early battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill; the failed American invasion of Canada; the battle of Saratoga; the fighting in the South and along the western frontier; and the decisive triumph at Yorktown. The American Revolution includes a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory notes, and an index.

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About the Author

John Rhodehamel, volume editor, is Norris Foundation Curator of Early American Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. He is the author of The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic and editor of George Washington: Writings for The Library of America.


Praise For The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence 1775-1783 (LOA #123) (Library of America: The American Revolution Collection #3)

“[P]owerful, startling and a subtle but profound challenge to much that we think we know about the founders and their era.” Los Angeles Times