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Title The American Revolution : a historical guidebook / Frances H. Kennedy, editor
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Contents The coming of the American Revolution -- Places of the American Revolution -- 1. Boston Common, Massachusetts -- 2. Faneuil Hall, Massachusetts -- 3. Old State House, Massachusetts -- 4. Old South Meeting House, Massachusetts -- 5. Carpenters' Hall, Pennsylvania -- 6. Old North Church, Massachusetts -- 7. Buckman Tavern, Massachusetts -- 8. Colonel James Barrett Farm, Massachusetts -- 9. Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts -- 10. Fort Ticonderoga, New York -- 11. Crown Point, New York -- 12. Independence Hall and Yard, Pennsylvania -- 13. Bunker Hill, Massachusetts -- 14. Old Cambridge, Massachusetts -- 15. Cambridge Common Encampment, Massachusetts -- 16. Gloucester, Massachusetts -- 17. Edmund Fowle House, Massachusetts -- 18. Fort Western, Maine -- 19. Williamsburg Powder Magazine, Virginia -- 20. Great Bridge, Virginia -- 21. Marblehead Town House, Massachusetts -- 22. Dorchester Heights, Massachusetts -- 23. Moores Creek, North Carolina -- 24. Halifax, North Carolina -- 25. Nikwasi, North Carolina -- 26. Charleston, South Carolina -- 27. Independence Hall and Yard, Pennsylvania -- 28. Bentley/Conference House, New York -- 29. Pell's Point, New York -- 30. Valcour Island, New York -- 31. Newport, Rhode Island -- 32. Fort Washington, New York -- 33. Fort Lee, New Jersey -- 34. Mount Holly, New Jersey -- 35. Thompson-Neely House, Pennsylvania -- 36. Trenton, New Jersey -- 37. Trenton Barracks, New Jersey -- 38. Princeton, New Jersey -- 39. Nassau Hall, New Jersey -- 40. Morristown, New Jersey -- 41. Ridgefield and Compo Hill, Connecticut -- 42. Keeler Tavern, Connecticut -- 43. Fort St. Mark, Florida -- 44. Thomas Creek, Florida -- 45. Fort Tonyn and Alligator Creek Bridge, Florida -- 46. Fort Ticonderoga, New York -- 47. Mount Independence, Vermont -- 48. Hubbardton, Vermont -- 49. Elijah West's Tavern, Vermont -- 50. Skenesborough, New York -- 51. Fort Ann, New York -- 52. Fort Edward, New York -- 53. Bennington, New York -- 54. Fort Stanwix, New York -- 55. Oriskany, New York -- 56. Fort Ticonderoga and Lake George, New York -- 57. Freeman's Farm at Saratoga, New York -- 58. Forts Clinton and Montgomery, New York -- 59. Abraham Van Gaasbeek/Senate House, New York -- 60. Bemis Heights at Saratoga, New York -- 61. The Siege of Saratoga, New York -- 62. Hale-Byrnes House, New Jersey -- 63. Brandywine, Pennsylvania -- 64. Paoli, Pennsylvania -- 65. Occupation and Evacuation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- 66. Peter Wentz Homestead, Pennsylvania -- 67. Fort Mercer, New Jersey -- 68. Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania -- 69. Fort Randolph, West Virginia -- 70. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania -- 71. Fort Roberdeau, Pennsylvania -- 72. Monmouth, New Jersey -- 73. Newport, Rhode Island -- 74. Beavertail Light and Conanicut Battery, Rhode Island -- 75. Fort Barton, Rhode Island -- 76. Butts Hill Fort, Rhode Island -- 77. Bedford-Fair Haven, Massachusetts -- 78. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts -- 79. Old Tappan, New Jersey -- 80. Lake Champlain, Vermont -- 81. Cherry Valley, New York -- 82. The Capture of the HMS Hinchinbrooke and Sloop Rebecca, Georgia -- 83. Fort Morris, Georgia -- 84. Savannah, Georgia -- 85. Kettle Creek, Georgia -- 86. Camp Reading Cantonment, Connecticut -- 87. Hopewell Village and Furnace, Pennsylvania -- 88. Cornwall Furnace, Pennsylvania -- 89. Jerusalem Mill, Maryland -- 90. Fort Frederick, Maryland -- 91. Fort Laurens, Ohio -- 92. Vincennes, Indiana -- 93. Verplanck's Point, New York -- 94. Stony Point, New York -- 95. New Town, New York -- 96. Penobscot Bay and River, Maine -- 97. Morristown, New Jersey -- 98. The Siege of Charleston, South Carolina -- 99. Powder Magazine, South Carolina -- 100. The Exchange, South Carolina -- 101. Waxhaws, South Carolina -- 102. Logan's Fort, Kentucky -- 103. Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky -- 104. Ruddell's Station, Kentucky -- 105. Martin's Station, Kentucky -- 106. Piqua, Ohio -- 107. Oneida Castle, NY -- 108. Canajoharie District, New York -- 109. Johnson Hall, New York -- 110. Stone Arabia, New York -- 111. Klock's Field, New York -- 112. Fort St. George, New York -- 113. Ramsour's Mill, North Carolina -- 114. Hanging Rock, South Carolina -- 115. Camden, South Carolina -- 116. Musgrove's Mill, South Carolina -- 117. DeWint House, New York -- 118. Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, South Carolina -- 119. Kings Mountain, South Carolina -- 120. Blackstock's Plantation, South Carolina -- 121. Cowpens, South Carolina -- 122. Cowan's Ford, North Carolina -- 123. Wilmington, North Carolina -- 124. Pyle's Defeat, North Carolina -- 125. Independence Hall and Yard, Pennsylvania -- 126. Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina -- 127. Fort Watson, South Carolina -- 128. Hobkirk Hill, South Carolina -- 129. Ninety Six, South Carolina -- 130. Eutaw Springs, South Carolina -- 131. Green Spring, Virginia -- 132. Joseph Webb House, Connecticut -- 133. The Burning of New London, Connecticut -- 134. Yorktown, Virginia -- 135. Camp Security, Pennsylvania -- 136. Sharon Springs, New York -- 137. Johnstown, New York -- 138. West Canada Creek, New York -- 139. Gnadenhutten, Ohio -- 140. Crawford's Defeat, Ohio -- 141. Bryan's Station, Kentucky -- 142. Blue Licks, Kentucky -- 143. Arkansas Post, Arkansas -- 144. New Windsor Cantonment, New York -- 145. John Ellison House, New York -- 146. Hasbrouck House, New York -- 147. Fraunces Tavern, New York
Summary "Every year, more than a million people visit Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord, Massachusetts, where the shot heard 'round the world was fired and the War of Independence began--and nearly three and a half million visit Yorktown National Battlefield, where it was won. In The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, Frances H. Kennedy provides nearly 150 entries arranged in order of their chronological significance that allow readers not simply to experience these places from our past, but to understand what happened there. The list is encyclopedic: battlefields, encampments, forts, museums, meeting houses, gathering places, and more, from Faneuil Hall in Boston to Cowpens in South Carolina. To bring each site to life, Kennedy integrates primary sources, extracts from the works of prize-winning historians, and supporting material such as maps and guides to further reading. Contemporary letters and debates immerse readers in history, allowing them to relive dramatic scenes, while America's foremost historians--including David McCullough, Walter Isaacson, Mary Beth Norton, David Hackett Fischer, Gordon Wood, and Pauline Maier--explain the significance of key developments and offer context. Based upon the best writing of the best historical minds of the last half-century, this book focuses brings the Revolutionary War to life"-- Provided by publisher
"The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook is both a guide to the most significant places of the Revolutionary War and a guide to the most authoritative books on the subject. The book presents, in chronological order, nearly 150 of the most significant battles and historic sites, and draws on essays from scholars in the field including John Ferling, Barbara Tuchman, and David McCullough"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Historic sites -- United States -- Guidebooks.
United States -- Guidebooks.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Battlefields -- Guidebooks.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Monuments -- Guidebooks.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Museums -- Guidebooks.
Genre/Form Guidebooks.
History.
Guidebooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Kennedy, Frances H.
ISBN 0199324239 (electronic bk.)
9780199324231 (electronic bk.)