Mapping the Road to American Independence 1755-1783

Author: Richard H. Brown (Map collector),Paul E. Cohen

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393060324

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 7867

Taking into account the key events of the French and Indian War, this book shows the American Revolution's progress in 60 glorious contemporary maps and accompanying essays relating them to the events of the time. The authors tell the stories of the maps and cartographers whose talents have made these some of the most valuable artifacts in our nation's history.When warfare between Britain and her colonists erupted in 1775, maps provided the pictorial news about military matters. A number of the best examples of those maps, including some from the personal collection of King George III, the Duke of Northumberland, and the Marquis de Lafayette, are beautifully reproduced here. Others from institutional and private collections are being published for the first time.

George Washington's America

A Biography Through His Maps

Author: Barnet Schecter

Publisher: Walker


Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1504

From his teens until his death, the maps George Washington drew and purchased were always central to his work. After his death, many of the most important maps he had acquired were bound into an atlas. The atlas remained in his family for almost a century before it was sold and eventually ended up at Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library. Inspired by these remarkable maps, historian Barnet Schecter has crafted a unique portrait of our first Founding Father, placing the reader at the scenes of his early career as a surveyor, his dramatic exploits in the French and Indian War (his altercation with the French is credited as the war's spark), his struggles throughout the American Revolution as he outmaneuvered the far more powerful British army, his diplomacy as president, and his shaping of the new republic. Beautifully illustrated in color, with twenty-four of the full atlas maps, dozens more detail views from those maps, and numerous additional maps (some drawn by Washington himself), portraits, and other images--and produced in an elegant large format--George Washington's America allows readers to visualize history through Washington's eyes, and sheds fresh light on the man and his times.

A Historical Atlas of the American Revolution

Author: Martha Kneib

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404202047

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1657

A Historical Atlas of the American Revolution profiles the conditions of the American colonies under Great Britain and how colonists were angered enough to fight for their independence. Using primary source images, maps, and clear text, this book covers both the American and British victories in the Revolution, as well as the pivotal events-such as the Boston Tea Party and Shay's Rebellion-that led up to the fight. This is an objective and fascinating look at our American forefathers, the early patriots who fought for our freedom, and the environment that helped make it happen.

West Point History of the American Revolution

Author: The United States Military Academy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147678275X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3661

Warfare in colonial North America: paths to revolution / Samuel J. Watson -- The origins of the American Revolution and the opening moves / Edward G. Lengel -- From defeat to victory in the north: 1777-1778 / Edward G. Lengel -- The war in Georgia and the Carolinas / Stephen Conway -- Yorktown, the peace, and why the British failed / Stephen Conway -- To the Constitution and beyond: creating a national state / Samuel J. Watson

Diary of the American Revolution

From Newspapers and Original Documents

Author: Frank Moore

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 3964

"The materials of these volumes are taken from Whig and Tory newspapers, published during the American Revolution, private diaries, and other contemporaneous writings [and are arranged chronologically]." -- Preface.

A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War

Author: Craig L. Symonds,William J. Clipson

Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of Amer

ISBN: 9781877853258

Category: History

Page: 118

View: 3063

A guide to the principal campaigns of the Civil War from the point of view of field commanders with text subdivided by conflict

Braddock's Defeat

The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution

Author: David L. Preston

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199845328

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8290

On July 9, 1755, British and colonial troops under the command of General Edward Braddock suffered a crushing defeat to French and Native American enemy forces in Ohio Country. Known as the Battle of the Monongahela, the loss altered the trajectory of the Seven Years' War in America, escalating the fighting and shifting the balance of power. An unprecedented rout of a modern and powerful British army by a predominantly Indian force, Monongahela shocked the colonial world--and also planted the first seeds of an independent American consciousness. The culmination of a failed attempt to capture Fort Duquesne from the French, Braddock's Defeat was a pivotal moment in American and world history. While the defeat is often blamed on blundering and arrogance on the part of General Braddock--who was wounded in battle and died the next day--David Preston's gripping new work argues that such a claim diminishes the victory that Indian and French forces won by their superior discipline and leadership. In fact, the French Canadian officer Captain Beaujeu had greater tactical skill, reconnaissance, and execution, and his Indian allies were the most effective and disciplined troops on the field. Preston also explores the long shadow cast by Braddock's Defeat over the 18th century and the American Revolution two decades later. The campaign had been an awakening to empire for many British Americans, spawning ideas of American identity and anticipating many of the political and social divisions that would erupt with the outbreak of the Revolution. Braddock's Defeat was the defining generational experience for many British and American officers, including Thomas Gage, Horatio Gates, and perhaps most significantly, George Washington. A rich battle history driven by a gripping narrative and an abundance of new evidence,Braddock's Defeat presents the fullest account yet of this defining moment in early American history.

Journal of the American Revolution


Author: Todd Andrlik,Don N. Hagist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594163043


Page: 400

View: 2445

The Journal of the American Revolution, Annual Volume 2018, presents the journal's best historical research and writing over the past calendar year. The volume of forty-one articles is designed for institutions, scholars, and enthusiasts to provide a convenient overview of the latest research and scholarship in American Revolution studies.

The American Revolution

A Visual History

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465446077

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1525

The American Revolution will transport you back in time and onto the frontlines. This complete overview of the war brings all the action to life, from the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris. Beginning with the first stirrings of colonial resistance, The American Revolution presents illustrated accounts of every major military action and comprehensive timelines for every stage of the war. Revealing first-person accounts by soldiers and civilians and profiles of the war's main protagonists, from George Washington to Benedict Arnold. Gallery spreads feature collections of weapons and uniforms, and feature sections detail the politics of the war, such as the treatment of prisoners and the revolution's implications for women, Native Americans, and African Americans. Two hundred and forty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, The American Revolution demonstrates that the story of how America overthrew the British is as meaningful today as it was when the ink was still wet on the parchment. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

Author: William Cooper Nell



Category: African American soldiers

Page: 396

View: 5122


Liberty's Exiles

American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

Author: Maya Jasanoff

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400075475

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8587

A global history of the post-Revolutionary War exodus of 60,000 Americans loyal to the British Empire to such regions as Canada, India and Sierra Leone traces the experiences of specific individuals while challenging popular conceptions about the founding of the United States. Reprint.

Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

Author: Paul E. Cohen,Robert T. Augustyn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486799417

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 5836

This handsome volume features 65 full-color maps charting Manhattan's development from the first Dutch settlement to the present. Each map is placed in context by an accompanying essay.

Engineers of Independence

A Documentary History of the Army Engineers in the American Revolution, 1775-1783

Author: Paul K. Walker

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410201737

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 9544

This collection of documents, including many previously unpublished, details the role of the Army engineers in the American Revolution. Lacking trained military engineers, the Americans relied heavily on foreign officers, mostly from France, for sorely needed technical assistance. Native Americans joined the foreign engineer officers to plan and carry out offensive and defensive operations, direct the erection of fortifications, map vital terrain, and lay out encampments. During the war Congress created the Corps of Engineers with three companies of engineer troops as well as a separate geographer's department to assist the engineers with mapping. Both General George Washington and Major General Louis Leb que Duportail, his third and longest serving Chief Engineer, recognized the disadvantages of relying on foreign powers to fill the Army's crucial need for engineers. America, they contended, must train its own engineers for the future. Accordingly, at the war's end, they suggested maintaining a peacetime engineering establishment and creating a military academy. However, Congress rejected the proposals, and the Corps of Engineers and its companies of sappers and miners mustered out of service. Eleven years passed before Congress authorized a new establishment, the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.

Atlas of Cursed Places

A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

Author: Olivier Le Carrer

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316353515

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6343

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume. This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.

Washington's Immortals

The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution

Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190715

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2156

In August 1776, little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn, and it looked like there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the “Immortal 400,” Washington was able to evacuate his men and the nascent Continental Army lived to fight another day. Today, only a modest, rusted and scarred metal sign near a dilapidated auto garage marks the mass grave where the bodies of the “Maryland Heroes” lie—256 men “who fell in the Battle of Brooklyn.” In Washington’s Immortals, best-selling military historian Patrick K. O’Donnell brings to life the forgotten story of this remarkable band of brothers. Known as “gentlemen of honour, family, and fortune,” they fought not just in Brooklyn, but in key battles including Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, where their heroism changed the course of the war. Drawing on extensive original sources, from letters to diaries to pension applications, O’Donnell pieces together the stories of these brave men—their friendships, loves, defeats, and triumphs. He explores their arms and tactics, their struggles with hostile loyalists and shortages of clothing and food, their development into an elite unit, and their dogged opponents, including British General Lord Cornwallis. And through the prism of this one group, O’Donnell tells the larger story of the Revolutionary War. Washington’s Immortals is gripping and inspiring boots-on-the-ground history, sure to appeal to a wide readership.

Degrees of latitude

mapping colonial America

Author: Margaret Beck Pritchard,Henry Garland Taliaferro

Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


Category: History

Page: 434

View: 1747

This splendidly illustrated volume goes beyond standard cartobibliographical analysis to examine the inspiration behind the production of seventy-three maps, atlases, and sea charts. The first part describes what maps reveal about the history of the American nation and explains why they were important to their owners. The second part discusses the rare atlas owned by John Custis of Williamsburg. An overview of the English map trade in the late seventeenth century is also included.

Historical Atlas of Canada

Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps

Author: Derek Hayes

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781553650775

Category: Canada

Page: 272

View: 1771

Maps tell the story in this innovative volume, now available for the first time in paperback. And the story of Canada they tell is profoundly engrossing and rewarding. The Historical Atlas of Canada covers a period of a thousand years and contains essentially all the historically significant maps of the country. Gathered from major archives and libraries all over the world, they include treasures from the National Archives of Canada -- many never before published -- and many from the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company. Included are maps by the founder of New France, Samuel de Champlain; by Philip Turnor and Peter Fidler. There are English maps and French maps; Spanish maps and Russian maps; American, Italian and Dutch maps as well as maps drawn by Native people such as the Beothuk, Blackfoot and Cree. Canada's colourful past unfolds in sumptuous visual detail -- history seen from a whole new perspective.