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Independence Day is an annual holiday celebrated in the United States on the 4th of July. It marks the separation of the colonies from Great Britain in 1776.
Boston's Massacre by
Publication Date: 2017-03-05
The event known as the Boston Massacre is among the most familiar in U.S. history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions, and the long campaign to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity. Summary taken from book.
First and Always by
Publication Date: 2020-09-15
In its account of an amazing life, First and Always shows how, despite profound flaws, George Washington nevertheless deserves to rank as the nation's most consequential leader, without whom the American experiment in republican government would have died in infancy. Summary taken from book.
Founding Documents of America by
Publication Date: 2015-09-09
The latest addition to ABC-CLIO's popular Documents Decoded series, John R. Vile's "Founding Documents of America" presents historic documents key to the foundations of our nation's government accompanied by introductions that supply background information and analysis that highlights key provisions and provide historical context. The coverage extends beyond the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights to provide contextual understanding of a wide range of other documents, such as private diary entries and political polemics, that will further readers' understanding of the United States' founding and early political development. Summary taken from book.
Native Americans in the American Revolution by
Publication Date: 2014-05-12
There has not been an all-encompassing narrative of the Native American experience during the American Revolutionary War period--until now. Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian World fills that gap in the literature, provides full coverage of the Revolution's effects on Native Americans, and details how Native Americans were critical to the Revolution's outbreak, its progress, and its conclusion. Summary taken from the book.
Victory or Death by
Publication Date: 2018-03-12
December 1776: Just six months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington and the new American Army sit on the verge of utter destruction by the banks of the Delaware River. The despondent and demoralized group of men had endured repeated defeats and now were on the edge of giving up hope. Washington feared "the game is pretty near up." Rather than submit to defeat, Washington and his small band of soldiers crossed the ice-choked Delaware River and attacked the Hessian garrison at Trenton, New Jersey on the day after Christmas. He followed up the surprise attack with successful actions along the Assunpink Creek and at Princeton. Summary taken from book.
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