The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

Paperback | May 15, 2015

EditorEdward G. Gray, Jane Kamensky

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The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from theirerstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British andAmerican statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen colonies. The Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations,include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable hasbeen published in decades.

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The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extra...

Edward G. Gray is professor of history at Florida State University. His previous books include The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler and New World Babel: Languages and Nations in Early America. Jane Kamensky is Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of American History at Brown University. He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:700 pages, 9.49 × 6.69 × 1.5 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of MapsContributorsEdward G. Gray and Jane Kamensky: Introduction: American RevolutionsPart I. Cultures and Crises1. P. J. Marshall: Britain's American Problem: The International Perspective2. William B. Hart: The Unsettled Periphery: The Backcountry on the Eve of the American Revolution3. Michael Zuckerman: The Polite and the Plebian4. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Political Protest and the World of Goods5. Craig B. Yirush: The Imperial Crisis6. Michael A. McDonnell: The Struggle Within: Colonial Politics on the Eve of Independence7. Ray Raphael: The Democratic Moment: The Revolution and Popular Politics8. Benjamin H. Irvin: Independence before and during the RevolutionPart II. War9. Caroline Cox: The Continental Army10. Stephen Conway: The British Army and the War of Independence11. Mark A. Peterson: The War in the Cities12. Allan Kulikoff: The War in the Countryside13. Jane T. Merritt: Native Peoples in the Revolutionary War14. Gary B. Nash: The African Americans' Revolution15. Sarah M. S. Pearsall: Women in the American Revolutionary War16. Edward Larkin: Loyalism17. Paul W. Mapp: The Revolutionary War and Europe's Great Powers18. Stephen Mihm: Funding the Revolution: Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Eighteenth-Century AmericaPart III. A Revolutionary Settlement19. Harry T. Dickinson: The Impact of the War on British Politics20. Terry Bouton: The Trials of the Confederation21. Max M. Edling: A More Perfect Union: The Framing and Ratification of the Constitution22. Susan Juster: The Evangelical Ascendancy in Revolutionary America23. Christopher Leslie Brown: The Problems of Slavery24. Eric Slauter: Rights25. Eliga H. Gould: The Empire That Britain KeptPart IV. New Orders26. Rosemarie Zagarri: The American Revolution and a New National Politics27. Martha J. McNamara: Republican Art and Architecture28. Catherine O'Donnell: Print Culture after the Revolution29. Christopher L. Tomlins: Republican Law30. Clare A. Lyons: Discipline, Sex, and the Republican Self31. Graham Russell Gao Hodges: The Laboring Republic32. J. M. Opal: The Republic in the World, 1783-180333. Leora Auslander: America's Cultural Revolution in Transnational PerspectiveIndex