The American Revolution

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September 2005



Colin Bonwick expands and updates the well-received first edition, and incorporates fresh material drawn from recent scholarship. The structure and argument of the book remain as before, but in particular Bonwick pays greater attention to Native Americans, African Americans, and white women. Though the book traces the attainment of independence, it focuses especially on the internal revolution that created republican governments, and considers the extent of social change. It concludes by examining the development of the American union.


List of Illustrations.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- Land, Peoples and the Economy.- Social, Political and Intellectual Patterns.- The Coming of the Revolution.- Achieving Independence.- Framing New Governments.- Politics in the States.- Problems of Independence.- The Philadelphia Convention.- The Revolution Completed.- Tables.- Documents.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.


COLIN BONWICK is Professor Emeritus of American History at Keele University, UK. His previous publications include English Radicals and the American Revolution and he has written numerous articles on both the English and American sides of the Revolution.


'Colin Bonwick has managed to improve an already fine book, and I can
recommend the volume without hesitation for undergraduates studying this period.' - Tom Bartlett, University College Dublin
'An excellent survey of the American Revolution, striking a good balance between social, economic, and political analysis.' - Eliga Gould, University of New Hampshire
Praise for the first edition:
It may be the best - certainly it is one of the best - single-volume accounts ever produced about the Revolution....anyone looking for a single volume on the American Revolution to recommend to a class or friend would be well advised to consider this learned synthesis.' - Bruce C. Daniels, Journal of American History
EAN: 9780333999264
ISBN: 0333999266
Untertitel: 'American History in Depth'. 2 Rev ed. biography. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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