Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 275 pages

The American Revolutiondescribes and explains the crucial events in the history of the United States between 1763 and 1815, when settlers in North America rebelled against British authority, won their independence in a long and bloddy stuggle and created an enduring republic.


Placing the political revolution at the core of the story, this book considers:


* the deterioration of the relationship between Britain and the American colonists
* the Wars of Independence
* the creation of the republican government and the ratification of the United States Constitution
* the trials and tribulations of the first years of the new republic.


The American Revolutionalso examines those who paradoxically were excluded from the political life of the new republic and the American claim to uphold the principle that all men are created equal. In particular this book describes the experiences of women who were often denied the rights of citizens, Native Americans and African Americans. The American Revolutionis an important book for all students of the American past.

 

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Contents

The thirteen colonies in 1763
6
The imperial crisis
27
Revolution 17751776
53
the wars of the American
72
The confederation era
94
Creating the Constitution
111
The Federalist era
135
18011815
161
African Americans in the age of revolution
182
American women in the age of revolution
200
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Francis D. Cogliano is Lecturer in American History at the University of Edinburgh.

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