The A to Z of Revolutionary America by Terry M. MaysThe A to Z of Revolutionary America by Terry M. Mays

The A to Z of Revolutionary America

byTerry M. Mays

Paperback | February 16, 2007

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The American Revolution was one of the most significant events in modern history. Not only did it demonstrate the ability of a significantly smaller group of people to rebel against their oppressors, it also spawned what would become the most powerful country in the world. And while these feats were impressive, it was the drafting of a constitution, the forging of a union between divided states, and the fashioning of a truly democratic form of government that caused this event to go down in the annals of history. The A to Z of Revolutionary America is not just about the grievances that led to war nor the actual war itself, but the subsequent period of trial and error-when success was far from certain and failure could never be ruled out-in which the thirteen states and those that followed were welded into the United States of America. This important epoch is examined in an introductory essay; a chronology; a bibliography; appendixes documenting the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and a list of all the Presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation; and over 1,100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant people as well as the political, economic, and social events of the era.
Terry M. Mays is associate professor at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
Title:The A to Z of Revolutionary AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.58 × 5.61 × 1 inPublished:February 16, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853604

ISBN - 13:9780810853607

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Revolutionary America, for the purposes of this historical dictionary, covers the period from around the early 1760s when colonists began to feel British depredations keenly through the post-conflict era during which Americans debated how to constitute themselves as a polity and finally ratified the current US Constitution. Some 1000 alphabetical entries provide information on political and military institutions, events, documents, and people from the era, with the vast bulk of the material being biographical. Included with the entries are an introductory essay, a chronology, and a bibliography. Additionally, appendixes list signers of the Article of Confederation, Constitutional Convention of 1787 attendees, signers of the Declaration of Independence, and Presidents of Congress. This is a paperbound edition of a work first published in 2005 as Historical dictionary of Revolutionary America.