4th Edition

Revolutionary America, 1763-1815 A Political History

By Francis D. Cogliano Copyright 2023
    336 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    336 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Now in its 4th edition, Revolutionary America explains the crucial events in the history of the United States between 1763 and 1815, when settlers in 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 early republic, Revolutionary America presents a concise history of the War of Independence and lays a distinctive foundation for students and scholars of the early American republic. 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 American republic, including women, Native Americans, and Black Americans. This fourth edition contains fully revised chapters to incorporate the insights of the latest scholarship. It also includes:

    • A new introduction that engages the 1619 versus 1776 debate
    • An updated and revised bibliography to reflect the most recent literature
    • Consideration of the degree to which the Revolution transformed American society

    This book is essential reading for undergraduate classes in American History and the history of the Revolutionary War.

    0. Introduction to the Fourth 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?  13. Conclusion


    Francis D. Cogliano is a Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy and Washington, Jefferson and the American Revolution. He edits "The Revolutionary Age" series at the University of Virginia Press.