Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America, Volumes 1-3 (Facts on File Library of American History)

Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America, Volumes 1-3 (Facts on File Library of American History)

Paul A. Gilje

Language: English

Pages: 1149

ISBN: 2:00138171

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Editorial Reviews

Michael Tosko wrote:

Written by accomplished historian Gilje, these volumes do not just cover the continental U.S. but the entire North American continent. Gilje relies on primary sources as much as possible in the alphabetically arranged entries. Covering the period from the French and Indian War, in 1754, to the end of the War of 1812 (1815), the encyclopedia contains the expected biographical entries on the Founding Fathers, prominent politicians, and popular military leaders, but a special effort has been made to include previously neglected groups in the study of this era, such as Native Americans, African Americans, women, and the lower classes. Other topics include military engagements (both major and minor); aspects of quotidian life (Clocks, Clothing, Hygiene); ideals (Humanitarianism, Liberty); and other concerns of the day (Education, Immigration, Religion, Women’s status and rights). Entries, averaging about a half page in length, are cross-referenced and followed by lists of further reading. There are some black-and-white illustrations included, mostly portraits. Volume 3 includes a 12-page “Bibliographical Guide to Further Reading,” helpfully broken down into sections like “Economic Development” and “Foreign Policy.” Following this are close to 150 pages of “Selected Primary Documents,” ranging from “Albany Plan of Union” (1754) to “Proposed Amendments to the Constitution” (1815). Also in volume 3 are 35 maps, most of them of military campaigns and battles but also including thematic maps such as “Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the British Colonies prior to 1775” and “Loyalist Stronghold and Revolutionary Support during the American Revolution, 1776–81.” Overall, this is an easy-to-use, helpful, and comprehensive resource that would be a valuable addition to the history collections of high-school, academic, and public libraries. Also available as an e-book.




















which had moved north to assist them. The reorganized line held for a time but could not withstand the enemy’s steady advance. Greene began a slow, fighting retreat, and when the sun finally set, he withdrew his entire division; the British, exhausted by the action and with night falling, did not follow. Wayne’s forces were also no match for Knyphausen, and they too withdrew with the rest of the Continental army toward Chester. Howe was the victor, and he marched into Philadelphia on September

South during the Revolutionary War (1775–83). After the Battle of Savannah (December 29, 1778), the British sought to expand their control of Georgia and occupied Augusta on January 29, 1779. Though they hoped they could rally a large number of backcountry Loyalists to the king’s cause in the area, they had only limited success in recruiting Loyalist units around Augusta. Meanwhile, the Revolutionaries began to amass a large force across the Savannah River in South Carolina. Significantly

the army to Charleston, and at least 4,000 people were infected in the city. In February Cherokee warriors killed an officer outside of Fort Prince George. Retaliating, the soldiers murdered all 22 Cherokee hostages. This action led to extensive Cherokee raids on the frontier, creating panic and an exodus from the back- Chesapeake Bay campaign    137 country. Colonel Archibald Montgomery marched into Cherokee territory with 1,200 newly arrived regulars, 300 South Carolina Rangers, and some

Meriwether Lewis during the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–06). He then became closely involved with the management of western lands and their inhabitants in the decades of settlement that followed. Born on August 1, 1770, Clark was from a prominent Virginia family whose members included his older brother, George Rogers Clark. In 1784 he moved with his family to Kentucky, where his parents established an estate called Mulberry Hill. With a minimal formal education, he learned how to survey

Craft: Cloth, Commerce, and Industry in Early Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003); Barbara M. Tucker, Samuel Slater and the Origins of the American Textile Industry, 1790–1860 (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1984): Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth (New York: Knopf, 2001). Clouds, Battle of theâ•… See Warren or Whitehorse Tavern, Battle of. Clymer, George  (1739–1813)  Pennsylvania

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