A Companion to the American Revolution

A Companion to the American Revolution

Editor(s): Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631210580

Online ISBN: 9780470756454

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756454

About this Book


A Companion to the American Revolution is a single guide to the themes, events, and concepts of this major turning point in early American history. Containing coverage before, during, and after the war, as well as the effect of the revolution on a global scale, this major reference to the period is ideal for any student, scholar, or general reader seeking a complete reference to the field.


  • Contains 90 articles in all, including guides to further reading and a detailed chronological table.
  • Explains all aspects of the revolution before, during, and after the war.
  • Discusses the status and experiences of women, Native Americans, and African Americans, and aspects of social and daily life during this period.
  • Describes the effects of the revolution abroad.
  • Provides complete coverage of military history, including the home front.
  • Concludes with a section on concepts to put the morality of early America in today's context.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Context

  2. Part II: Themes and Events, to 1776

  3. Part III: Themes and Events, from 1776

  4. Part IV: External Effects of the Revolution

  5. Part V: Internal Developments After the Revolution

  6. Part VI: Concepts

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