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Product Description: Explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution.    The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games...read more

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9780814708163 | New York Univ Pr, January 23, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution.

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9781479884100 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution.

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Product Description: Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America’s expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property...read more

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9780520290044 | Univ of California Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens.

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Product Description: An exciting introduction to a George Washington we rarely see, a president who strategically traveled to all thirteen states and transformed American political culture. “Breen’s clearly written account of these sojourns give readers a fresh understanding of the president’s personality, his public and private lives, and the political and social climate of the time” (Library Journal)...read more

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9781451675429 | Simon & Schuster, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: “An absorbing portrait.

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9781451675436 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, January 17, 2017), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: An exciting introduction to a George Washington we rarely see, a president who strategically traveled to all thirteen states and transformed American political culture.

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Product Description: In 1796, as revolutionary fervor waned and the Age of Reason took hold, an eighty-five-year-old Massachusetts doctor was convicted of bestiality and sentenced to hang. Three years later and seventy miles away, an eighty-three-year-old Connecticut farmer was convicted of the same crime and sentenced to the same punishment...read more

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9780812245813 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, January 17, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In 1796, as revolutionary fervor waned and the Age of Reason took hold, an eighty-five-year-old Massachusetts doctor was convicted of bestiality and sentenced to hang.

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9780812223750 | Reprint edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, December 8, 2016), cover price $22.50 | About this edition: In 1796, as revolutionary fervor waned and the Age of Reason took hold, an eighty-five-year-old Massachusetts doctor was convicted of bestiality and sentenced to hang.

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Product Description: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796. At first glance, the first presidential contest looks unfamiliar—parties were frowned upon, there was no national vote, and the candidates did not even participate (the political mores of the day forbade it)...read more

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9780700619078 | Univ Pr of Kansas, May 9, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796.

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9780700623518 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kansas, December 5, 2016), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796.

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Product Description: In the final years of his political career, President John Quincy Adams was well known for his objections to slavery, with rival Henry Wise going so far as to label him "the acutest, the astutest, the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed...read more

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9780199947959 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 1, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In the final years of his political career, President John Quincy Adams was well known for his objections to slavery, with rival Henry Wise going so far as to label him "the acutest, the astutest, the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed.

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Product Description: No book was more accessible or familiar to the American founders than the Bible, and no book was more frequently alluded to or quoted from in the political discourse of the age. How and for what purposes did the founding generation use the Bible? How did the Bible influence their political culture? Shedding new light on some of the most familiar rhetoric of the founding era, Daniel Dreisbach analyzes the founders' diverse use of scripture, ranging from the literary to the theological...read more

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9780199987931 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: No book was more accessible or familiar to the American founders than the Bible, and no book was more frequently alluded to or quoted from in the political discourse of the age.

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Product Description: Pulitzer Prize Finalist in HistoryWinner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2016 Book of the Year AwardThe remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England...read more

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9781101875247 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 15, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Pulitzer Prize Finalist in HistoryWinner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2016 Book of the Year AwardThe remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England.

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Product Description: This bold new history recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.Boston in the 1740s: a bustling port at the edge of the British empire. A boy comes of age in a small wooden house along the Long Wharf, which juts into the harbor, as though reaching for London thousands of miles across the ocean...read more

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9780393240016 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 4, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This bold new history recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.

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Product Description: Known as the “black” regiment, the story of the first Continental army unit composed of African American and Native American enlisted men In December 1777, the Continental army was encamped at Valley Forge and faced weeks of cold and hunger, as well as the prospect of many troops leaving as their terms expired in the coming months...read more

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9781594162688 | Westholme Pub Llc, November 11, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Known as the “black” regiment, the story of the first Continental army unit composed of African American and Native American enlisted men In December 1777, the Continental army was encamped at Valley Forge and faced weeks of cold and hunger, as well as the prospect of many troops leaving as their terms expired in the coming months.

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Product Description: Considered one of the first acts of rebellion to British authority over the American colonies, a fresh account placing the incident into historical context Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773—a period historians refer to as “the lull”—a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty’s schooner Gaspee,which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol...read more

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9781594162671 | Westholme Pub Llc, November 4, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Considered one of the first acts of rebellion to British authority over the American colonies, a fresh account placing the incident into historical context Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773—a period historians refer to as “the lull”—a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty’s schooner Gaspee,which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol.

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Product Description: Cary Miller’s Ogimaag reexamines Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) leadership practices and processes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At the end of the nineteenth century, anthropologists who had studied Anishinaabeg leadership practices developed theories about human societies and cultures derived from the perceived Anishinaabeg model...read more

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9780803295254 | Reprint edition (Univ of Nebraska Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Cary Miller’s Ogimaag reexamines Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) leadership practices and processes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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Product Description: You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers!America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers – from those you’d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Hamilton, of course) to those you may never have heard of, but you probably should have (who the heck was Rufus King?):Alexander Hamilton was born on foreign soil and became an American hero - the founder of the U...read more

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9781510712126 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, October 25, 2016, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: You want a revolution?

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Product Description: In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted enemy losses that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale...read more

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9780306824579 | Da Capo Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign.

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Product Description: In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Like the Robin Hood of legend, Marion and his men attacked from secret hideaways before melting back into the forest or swamp...read more
By Joe Barrett (narrator)

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9781515907244 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 25, 2016), cover price $37.99 | About this edition: In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign.
9781515957249 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 25, 2016), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign.

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Product Description: The life—and lessons—of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under the world’s spotlight—and we need him now more than ever...read more

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9780451498090 | Three Rivers Pr, September 20, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The life—and lessons—of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under the world’s spotlight—and we need him now more than ever.

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Product Description: A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War The accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment” suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the United States in the eighteenth century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe and radiating outward to the New World...read more

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9780300192575 | Yale Univ Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War The accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment” suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the United States in the eighteenth century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe and radiating outward to the New World.

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Product Description: Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his lifetime he served as a lightning rod for dispute. Few major figures in American history provoked such a polarization of public opinion...read more

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9780813938967 | Univ of Virginia Pr, August 12, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding.

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Product Description: Even as eighteenth-century thinkers from John Locke to Thomas Jefferson struggled to find effective means to restrain power, contemporary discussions of society gave increasing attention to ideals of refinement, moderation, and polished self-presentation...read more

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9780812248609 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 21, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Even as eighteenth-century thinkers from John Locke to Thomas Jefferson struggled to find effective means to restrain power, contemporary discussions of society gave increasing attention to ideals of refinement, moderation, and polished self-presentation.

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Product Description: Volume 19 of the Presidential Series (October 1795 through March 1796) features the final stages of the controversy about the 1794 Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain (the Jay Treaty). In August, George Washington had ratified the treaty, with a condition attached by the Senate, and he now awaited news of British ratification...read more

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9780813938813 | Univ of Virginia Pr, October 19, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Volume 19 of the Presidential Series (October 1795 through March 1796) features the final stages of the controversy about the 1794 Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain (the Jay Treaty).

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Product Description: When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring...read more

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9781595231031 | Sentinel, November 5, 2013, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: “As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life.

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9780143130604 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 18, 2016), cover price $9.99 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution | About this edition: When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over.
9781595231109 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 28, 2014), cover price $16.00 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution | About this edition: *Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355“This is my kind of history book.

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Product Description: A vibrant and original perspective on the American Revolution through the stories of the five great artists whose paintings animated the new American republic.The images accompanying the founding of the United States--of honored Founders, dramatic battle scenes, and seminal moments--gave visual shape to Revolutionary events and symbolized an entirely new concept of leadership and government...read more

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9781632864659 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 18, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A vibrant and original perspective on the American Revolution through the stories of the five great artists whose paintings animated the new American republic.

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Product Description: When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring...read more

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9780143130604 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 18, 2016), cover price $9.99 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution | About this edition: When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over.
9781595231109 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 28, 2014), cover price $16.00 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution | About this edition: *Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355“This is my kind of history book.

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9781611762273 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, November 5, 2013), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved America

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Product Description: Too often, says Jennifer L. Goloboy, we equate being middle class with “niceness”―a set of values frozen in the antebellum period and centered on long-term economic and social progress and a close, nurturing family life. Goloboy’s case study of merchants in Charleston, South Carolina, looks to an earlier time to establish the roots of middle-class culture in America...read more

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9780820349961 | Univ of Georgia Pr, October 10, 2016, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Too often, says Jennifer L.

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Product Description: In Frontier Country, Patrick Spero addresses one of the most important and controversial subjects in American history: the frontier. Countering the modern conception of the American frontier as an area of expansion, Spero employs the eighteenth-century meaning of the term to show how colonists understood it as a vulnerable, militarized boundary...read more

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9780812248616 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 8, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In Frontier Country, Patrick Spero addresses one of the most important and controversial subjects in American history: the frontier.

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