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Revolutionary America, 1763-1815

A Political History, 3rd Edition

By Francis D. Cogliano


330 pages

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Revolutionary America explains the crucial events in the history of the United States between 1763 and 1815, when settlers of North America rebelled against British rule, won their independence in a long and bloody struggle, and created an enduring republic. Centering the narrative on the politics of the new republic, Revolutionary America presents a clear history of the War of Independence and lays a distinctive foundation for students and scholars of the early American republic. Author Francis D. Cogliano pays particular attention to the experiences of those who were excluded from the immediate benefits and rights secured by the creation of the republic, including women, Native Americans, and African Americans.

This third edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the insights of the latest scholarship throughout, including additional discussion of regional differences and the role of religion. New chapters cover the War of 1812, the Revolution as a social movement, and the experience of Loyalists, allowing students to grasp further dimensions of the conflict and the emergence of the United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Third Edition

Part I: The Course of Events

1 British North America in 1763

2 The Imperial Crisis

3 Revolution, 1775-1776

4 Winning Independence

5 The Confederation Era

6 Creating the Constitution

7 The Federalist Era

8 An Empire of Liberty, 1801-1815

Part II: We the People

9 Native Americans and the American Revolution

10 African Americans in the Age of Revolution

11 American Women in the Age of Revolution

12 Who Should Rule at Home?

Conclusion: We the People


Bibliographic Essay

About the Author

Francis D. Cogliano is Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh, where he specializes in the history of revolutionary and early national America. He is the author of Empire of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy (2014).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Revolutionary
HISTORY / United States / General
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)