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The American Revolution

Author: Charles W Carey
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2004.
Series: Interpreting primary documents.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents twenty-three primary documents from the American Revolution, providing introductions and critical thinking questions for each. Also includes a chronology and further reading list.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Carey
ISBN: 0737722606 9780737722604 0737722614 9780737722611 0737710845 9780737710847 0737710837 9780737710830
OCLC Number: 51978063
Description: 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: THE DEBATE OVER COLONIAL RIGHTS: The Stamp Act Congress declares "No taxation without representation" / Stamp Act Congress --
A member of Parliament refutes "No taxation without representation" / Soame Jenyns --
A Maryland lawyer refutes virtual representation / Daniel Dulany --
A Virginia planter argues for independence / Patrick Henry --
A Connecticut clergyman argues against independence / Samuel Seabury --
OBSTACLES TO WINNING THE WAR: Recruiting soldiers for the Continental Army / Alexander Graydon --
The French offer of aid to the Americans / Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais --
The problem of conquering America / William Pitt --
Maintaining a British fleet in America / John Montagu --
Keeping an American Army in the field / George Washington --
Financing the American war effort / Robert Morris --
THE WAR: A Connecticut private describes a soldier's existence / Joseph Plumb Martin --
A teenage girl describes an officer's existence / Sarah Winter --
A general's wife describes life in the midst of battle / Friederike von Riedesel --
A Loyalist describes his persecution by the Patriots / Joel Stone --
A Pennsylvania woman describes her fear of both armies / Margaret Hill Morris --A British lieutenant describes the hardships of war on civilians / John Enys --
COMPLETING THE REVOLUTION: Virginia forms a state government / George Mason et al. --
The Articles of Confederation / Continental Congress --
James Madison argues for a stronger national government / James Madison --
A Virginian argues against a stronger national government / A Federal Republican --
Alexander Hamilton argues for a stronger national government / Alexander Hamilton --A South Carolinian argues against a stronger national government / Rawlins Lowndes.
Series Title: Interpreting primary documents.
Responsibility: Charles W. Carey, book editor.

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Presents twenty-three primary documents from the American Revolution, providing introductions and critical thinking questions for each. Also includes a chronology and further reading list.

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