Revolutionary Mothers

Author : Carol Berkin
ISBN : 9780307427496
Genre : History
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The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict. The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the fledgling nation, and managing the family business while struggling to maintain a modicum of normalcy as husbands, brothers and fathers died. Yet Berkin also reveals that it was not just the men who fought on the front lines, as in the story of Margaret Corbin, who was crippled for life when she took her husband’s place beside a cannon at Fort Monmouth. This incisive and comprehensive history illuminates a fascinating and unknown side of the struggle for American independence. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

John Brown Abolitionist

Author : David S. Reynolds
ISBN : 9780307486660
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history.Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown within the currents of nineteenth-century life and compares him to modern terrorists, civil-rights activists, and freedom fighters. Ultimately, he finds neither a wild-eyed fanatic nor a Christ-like martyr, but a passionate opponent of racism so dedicated to eradicating slavery that he realized only blood could scour it from the country he loved. By stiffening the backbone of Northerners and showing Southerners there were those who would fight for their cause, he hastened the coming of the Civil War. This is a vivid and startling story of a man and an age on the verge of calamity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Revolutionary Backlash

Author : Rosemarie Zagarri
ISBN : 0812240278
Genre : History
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Argues that the debate over women's rights began not with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, but rather during the American Revolution itself, assessing changes in women's status from the Revolutionary War to the election of Andrew Jackson and how women built upon the precedents established during the Revolution to gain an informal role in party politics and male electoral activities.
Category: History

The Brave Women And Children Of The American Revolution

Author : John Micklos, Jr.
ISBN : 0766030199
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Learn how the women and children kept life going, spied, and fought in the Revolutionary War"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Courageous Children And Women Of The American Revolution

Author : John Micklos, Jr.
ISBN : 9780766041318
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Discusses the lives and roles of children and women during the American Revolution, including life and work on the home front, women nurses and soldiers, and children spying and fighting in the war"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Die Amerikanische Revolution

Author : Michael Hochgeschwender
ISBN : 9783406654435
Genre : History
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Wer die USA verstehen will, muss zu ihrem Ursprungsmythos zurückgehen: zur Amerikanischen Revolution. Mit der Boston Tea Party begann 1763 der Aufstand gegen die britische Kolonialherrschaft. Die Geburt der amerikanischen Nation erfolgte in zähen Schlachten. Sie sah menschliche Abgründe an Verrat und Grausamkeit, aber auch selbstlose Heldentaten und die hehren Ideale der Unabhängigkeitserklärung vom 4. Juli 1776. Erst im britisch-amerikanischen Krieg von 1812 bis 1815 fand sie ihren Abschluss. Michael Hochgeschwender erzählt diese dramatische Geschichte und zeichnet ein neues Bild der Revolution, das auch die Perspektive der Briten berücksichtigt. Geschichte wird meist aus der Perspektive der Sieger geschrieben. Wer etwa Mel Gibson dem Monumentalepos „The Patriot“ britische Soldaten hinschlachten sieht, für den ist klar, dass freiheitsliebende Helden despotischen Besatzern gegenüberstanden. Doch tatsächlich war die Geschichte komplizierter. Nicht wenige der späteren Amerikaner hielten zu den Briten. Auch für die schwarzen Sklaven waren sie nicht selten die bessere Wahl. Und den Aufständischen ging es nicht nur um universalistische Ideale, sondern auch um ganz handfeste wirtschaftliche Interessen, wie etwa den Schmuggel oder den Raub von Indianerland. Doch die Amerikanische Revolution weckte auch Hoffnungen, die bis heute nichts von ihrer Strahlkraft verloren haben. Schon bei ihrer Geburt hat die amerikanische Nation der Welt ein Janusgesicht gezeigt, das ihre Politik bis heute prägt.
Category: History

Was Ist Demokratie

Author : Paul Nolte
ISBN : 9783406630293
Genre : Political Science
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Demokratie ist aktuell wie kaum zuvor – und wirft Fragen auf. Am Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts steht Euphorie unmittelbar neben tiefer Enttäuschung, der arabische Frühling in der islamischen Welt neben der Occupy-Bewegung und «Wutbürgern» im Westen. Gerade die Deutschen erhoben die Demokratie nach 1945 zu einem Denkmal, dem man mit Ehrfurcht begegnete. Aber die dramatisch wachsende Politikverdrossenheit und ein neues Phänomen wie «Stuttgart 21» zeigen, dass auch hierzulande die Zweifel zunehmen, ob die eingespielten Verfahren der parlamentarischen Demokratie wirklich noch ihrem zentralen Auftrag gerecht werden – den Willen des Volkes zu repräsentieren. Paul Nolte zeigt in seiner Darstellung, die historische Perspektiven, grundsätzliche Fragen und aktuelle Probleme brillant miteinander verbindet, dass die Geschichte der Demokratie nie nur von Wachstum, Fortschritt und Erfüllung handelte. Sie war immer zugleich eine krisenhafte Suche nach der Auflösung von Konflikten und Widersprüchen. Sein neues Buch, das erfrischend unprofessoral geschrieben ist, bietet einen fulminanten, glänzend informierten Überblick über die politische Lebensform «Demokratie».
Category: Political Science

Independent Dames

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN : 9780689858086
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Combines historical facts and humor to pay homage to the ladies who played important roles in the founding of our nation.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women In American History A Social Political And Cultural Encyclopedia And Document Collection 4 Volumes

Author : Peg A. Lamphier
ISBN : 9781610696036
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 51.28 MB
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This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of The American Revolution

Author : Edward G. Gray
ISBN : 9780190257767
Genre : United States
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The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen colonies. The Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades.
Category: United States