Chronology of the American Revolution
Military and Political Actions Day by Day
About the Book
From the Battle of Lexington and Concord on 19 April, 1775, up through the reduction of the victorious Continental Army to a single regiment in January 1784, this book is a day-to-day chronicle of the American Revolution, both on the battlefield and in the halls of the Continental Congress. Covered in detail are the movements of not only the Continental Army and Navy, but the Marines—not covered comprehensively in other sources—and the militia. Information on the actions of Congress highlights each day’s business, including the resolutions pertinent to the war.
Drawing on such vital primary documents as the Journals of the Continental Congress and the Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, the book offers a close-up view of the political and military tension of the time, the perilous situation of the colonists, and the concerns of the soldiers and sailors immersed in battle. It also provides insight into the moves and counter-moves of British and American forces as intelligence flowed in both directions to influence the course of combat. All military campaigns of the revolution, from Canada to Florida and Louisiana, are included. The result is unmatched coverage of the battles, both military and legislative, that gave birth to America.
About the Author(s)
Format: hardcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: 252 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
Table of Contents
Introduction: All Roads Lead to War 3
The Chronology 7
Book Reviews & Awards
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“students will relish this detailed account…an immensely useful resource”—School Library Journal;
“meticulously researched and detailed…excellent”—ARBA;
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