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""The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states." (from The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776)" By the mid-1700s substantial differences in life, thought, and interests had developed between the British North American Colonies and the mother country. A distinctly American way of life was rapidly developing. In a few years a new nation would be born and the reverberations from the ensuing conflict would be felt throughout the Western world. Detailing the entire history of the struggle for independence, from Colonial governments to the early days of the American Republic, "The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution" uses full-color maps and vivid illustrations in two-page spreads to tell the story of the founding of the United States of America. The book focuses in large part on the land and sea battles of the Revolutionary War, but attention is also paid to the society at large and the international impact of the war for independence. Coverage includes: The French and Indian War George Washington in the West Native Americans before the War of Independence Lexington and Concord Saratoga Battle of the Chesapeake Battle of Guilford Courthouse Battle of Yorktown Spanish Operations in the South and West African Americans in the new republic The Constitution Foreign Policy after the War The Emergence of King Cotton This large, beautifully illustrated, historically authoritative book explores these momentous events in an eminently readable and visually stunning manner. The book's consulting editor, renowned historian Charles Royster, also contributes a foreword. Also includes 70 color maps and illustrations.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution by Ian Barnes & Charles Royster has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.17" Width: 8.79" Height: 0.83" Weight: 2.11 lbs.
Release Date Aug 3, 2000
ISBN 0415922437 ISBN13 9780415922432
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More About Ian Barnes & Charles Royster
Ian Barnes is Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader of the History Department at the University of Derby. He is the author of The History Atlas of Europe, The HistoryAtlas of Asia, and The Enlarged European Union. CharlesRoyster is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. He is the author of The Fabulous History ofDismal Swamp Company: A Study of George Washington'sTimes; A Revolutionary People at War; and Light HorseHarry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution.
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The Historical Atlas of The American Revolution Jun 15, 2008
With most of America fixed on the Civil War, trying to find comparable material on the more interesting period of the "American Revolution" and the "Colonial Period" has always been difficult.
As a native Virginian where the founding of America started (Jamestown, Williamsburg), a State/Commonwealth where all students are required to take "Virginia History" in school, I found this book to be excellent.
There are plenty of plates, maps and other colorful guides to keep any reader interested. The way the book is laid out, it allows for jumping from one chapter to any other chapter as opposed to having to go in strict order. To this reader, that is a major plus.
For thoughs who look for more indepth reading about the revolutionary period, the book "Virginia: The New Dominion" by Virginus Dabney is filled with historical facts. It provides history from 1607 to the present. There are no pictures in this book of nearly 400 pages.
As for "The Historical Atlas of The American Revolution" I originally found it in the "College of William and Mary" bookstore, one block from historial "Colonial Williamsburg" for $90 ($95 with tax). Online through this site/Bormarina I purchased and within days received the same "new" book for $55.
I would definitely recommend the Historical Atlas of The American Revolution to anyone who enjoys early American history.
A Sloppily Prepared Book Dec 4, 2007
Instead of heeding the comments of earlier reviewers, I bought this book. It was a case of hope trumping good sense and I made a mistake. I admit it. My objections to the book's quality and accuracy agree with all those before me who gave it poor reviews. Here are some other examples the reviewers might have warned about: 1) Though this book is titled "The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution", there are maps and articles for periods and events beyond the geographic and temporal scope of the revolution. The space could have been better devoted to the revolution; 2) H. Charles McBarron's picture of the Battle of Guildford Courthouse is captioned as being a painting by Howard Pyle that shows the American line at Bunker Hill; 3) There's no map for the important Battle of Long Island; 4) The map for First Battle of Trenton is grossly inaccurate. It shows large numbers of Hessians seemingly escaping to the east while ignoring American envelopment of the Hessians south and east of Trenton; and 5) There's no overview map for the southern campaigns. I could go on but why waste good time on a poor book?
Wonderful maps but needs work Jun 1, 2006
For all its many flaws I rather enjoyed this little book simply because there are hardly any books on the revolution that cover as much. Imagine, Americans have hardly much to read for to understand the war that made them a nation.
What little it gives does have informative use.
Nice maps...somewhat inaccurate history Mar 25, 2001
I have been looking for a book like this for some time and I was indeed pleased with much of what this one has to offer. However, as mentioned by several other reviewers, the text and the maps often don't seem to go together with the text often omitting information that is displayed on the maps. My biggest problem with the book stems from several glaring errors in the history being presented. For example, the Battle of Fort Necessity is presented in the section about King George's War instead of the French and Indian War where it should be. Also, several maps show errors in locating certain places and events, such as showing Forts Presque Isle and Le Boeuf on maps pertaining to a time period before they even existed. It may not be a big deal, but the little things they get wrong do tend to annoy at times. Otherwise it is indeed a very nicely illustrated book with informative and colorful maps to help visualize the many locations and events presented.
terrible book Mar 2, 2001
Just an example of this book's accuracy: a picture of the battle of Bunker Hill shows cavalry as well as uniformed Continentals.