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The causes of the American Revolution

Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, 2006.
Physical Description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Britain and its empire -- The colonies -- The French and Indian War -- First steps to a new conflict -- Clashes in the colonies -- The fuse burns.


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Book J 973.311 AND 1 1

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This comprehensive, eight-volume series tells the story of the founding of the United States and helps students understand that the American Revolution was more than just a series of battles--it was a revolution of ideas. Each title explains the important political, military, and social aspects of the Patriots' struggle for independence. Using quotations from primary sources and biographical focus boixes, this series presents the story of the American Revolution in clear, engaging text and gives students a deeper understanding of why the war was fought and how it was won. An ideal resource on a key curriculum topic.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-These four titles provide a fairly broad overview of the people and events that are important for a critical understanding of this time period. The writing is clear and precise, and maintains enough of a "story" to keep readers interested. Biographical sidebars are used effectively throughout and offer some tantalizing details about the era that may not come up in more traditional resources. The participation of women is not widely known among students, and one of the more interesting sidebars describes Mercy Otis Warren and her objections to the Constitution, highlighting the secrecy under which it was created. Anderson also discusses relations with Native Americans and the cruelties and deceptions that were perpetrated against them by both the British and the American colonists. Quotes from primary sources such as letters, diaries, and pamphlets nicely supplement the recitation of dates and battles. Art reproductions and maps provide a visual complement to the texts and make for an attractive, engaging layout. Report writers will find plenty here to bolster their understanding of the events surrounding the Revolution. Solid additions to any American history collection.-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter 1 Britain and Its Empirep. 6
Chapter 2 The Coloniesp. 10
Chapter 3 The French and Indian Warp. 18
Chapter 4 First Steps to a New Conflictp. 22
Chapter 5 Clashes in the Coloniesp. 28
Chapter 6 The Fuse Burnsp. 36
Time Linep. 44
Glossaryp. 45
Further Resourcesp. 46
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