Offers an accessible portrait of the American revolution as a political movement...and argues persuasively that the American revolution was mosy significantly a transforming experience, even for American Indians, women and blacks. Laylon Jordan College of Charleston, South Carolina An excellent introduction to the American Revolution. Francis Coglaino has provided a splendid narrative account of this vital epoch of American history. A perfect book for those... interested in the politics of what was perhaps the first modern revolution. Peter C. Mancall, University of Kansas
From the Back Cover
Revolutionary America describes and explains the crucial events in the history of the United States between 1763 and 1815, when settlers in North America rebelled against British authority, won their independence in a long and bloody struggle and created an enduring republic. Placing the political revolution at the core of the story, this book considers:
the deterioration of the relationship between Britain and the American colonists
the Wars of Independence
the creation of the republican government and the ratification of the United States Constitution
the trials and tribulations of the first years of the new republic.
Revolutionary America also examines those who paradoxically were excluded from the political life of the new republic and the American claim to uphold the principle that all men are created equal. In particular this book describes the experiences of women, Native Americans and African Americans, and the rights of citizens. Revolutionary America is an important book for all stude