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Routledge Library Editions: America - Revolution & Civil War


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 2011, available as ebooks for the first time, include succinct, accessible books which offer concise treatment of two major historical topics, as well as some lengthier, finest single-volume studies of the American Civil and Revolutionary Wars ever written and an outstanding encyclopedic reference tool.

Among other things they:

  • Bring central themes and problems into sharper focus.
  • Discuss the pivotal roles played by Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Examine the role of medical doctors in the northern campaigns during the revolutionary war.
  • Elucidate the character of the underlying moral and political problem of slavery.
  • Discuss the social and political experience of the civil war whilst examining the centrality of what happened on the battlefield.
  • Evaluate the legacy of the Civil War for America and for the world and emphasize its relationship to many of the dominating themes of modern history – democracy, freedom, equality and nationalism.

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Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

1st Edition

By Russell M. Lawson
December 07, 2020

Originally published in 2011, this volume publishes the letters of Jeremy Belknap and Ebenezer Hazard. The letters encompassed twenty years, from 1779 to 1798, during a time when the United States was warring against England, establishing new governments, building a national identity, exploring the...

Franklin and the War of American Independence

Franklin and the War of American Independence

1st Edition

By Audrey Cammiade
December 07, 2020

Originally published in 1967 this book tells the full story of the breach between the United States and Great Britain and the pivotal role played by Benjamin Franklin in both the declaration of independence and the American Treaty. Accessibly written, and richly illustrated with half-tones and maps...

Lincoln and the American Civil War

Lincoln and the American Civil War

1st Edition

By Audrey Cammiade
December 07, 2020

Originally published in 1967, this book is a concise and ideal study of one of the most important periods of American history and is ideal for A Level students and as an introduction for undergraduates. It discusses the social, economic and political context for Lincoln’s meteoric rise and the ...

Physician of the American Revolution Jonathan Potts

Physician of the American Revolution: Jonathan Potts

1st Edition

By Richard L. Blanco
December 07, 2020

Originally published in 1979, this was the first biography of Jonathan Potts, a prominent Pennsylvania Quaker and physician who served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. It was also the first study to be published since 1931 of the role of medical doctors in the northern ...

Routledge Library Editions: America: Revolution and Civil War

Routledge Library Editions: America: Revolution and Civil War

1st Edition

By Various Authors
December 07, 2020

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 2011, available as ebooks for the first time, include succinct, accessible books on two of the most important periods of American history which offer concise treatment of these major historical topics, as well as some lengthier, finest ...

The American Civil War

The American Civil War

1st Edition

By Peter J. Parish
December 07, 2020

Originally published in 1975, this assessment of the American Civil War is a broad treatment of the war as a major historical event, set in the context of a detailed picture of two governments, economies and societies at war. It discusses many controversial topics - the uncertainty and hesitation ...

The American Revolution

The American Revolution

1st Edition

By M. J. Heale
December 07, 2020

Originally published in 1986, this book discusses the various meanings which historians have given to the term ‘American Revolution’. It can be seen as a revolutionary war of independence from Britain, but also a constitutional and ideological revolution within America. This survey firstly examines...

The American Revolution 1775–1783 An Encyclopedia Volume 1: A–L

The American Revolution 1775–1783: An Encyclopedia Volume 1: A–L

1st Edition

Edited By Richard L. Blanco
December 07, 2020

This definitive encyclopedia, originally published in 1983 and now available as an ebook for the first time, covers the American Revolution, comes in two volumes and contains 865 entries on the war for American independence. Included are essays (ranging from 250 to 25,000 words) on major and minor ...

The American Revolution 1775–1783 An Encyclopedia Volume 2: M–Z

The American Revolution 1775–1783: An Encyclopedia Volume 2: M–Z

1st Edition

Edited By Richard L. Blanco
December 07, 2020

This definitive encyclopedia, originally published in 1983 and now available as an ebook for the first time, covers the American Revolution, comes in two volumes and contains 865 entries on the war for American independence. Included are essays (ranging from 250 to 25,000 words) on major and minor ...

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