This work is the most authoritative and wide-ranging encyclopedia on the American Revolution ever created for a student audience.
* Over 1,200 entries addressing, at a student level, every facet of the American Revolution, including coverage of warfare, politics and diplomacy, and social and cultural issues
* Contextual essays take students deeper into important topics, providing the background they need to think critically about the origins and impact of the war
* Over 150 distinguished contributors from the United States, Great Britain, and France giving students an appreciation of all points of view on the war and its times
* A full volume of primary sources, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, speeches, and hard-to-find documents such as Anne Hulton's "Letter from a Boston Loyalist" and Joseph Martin Plumb's account of the mutiny on May 25, 1780
* The 571 illustrations include portraits of political and military leaders, battle scenes, and various images of colonial and Revolutionary America, and 54 charts and maps show the 13 colonies, theaters of operation, and individual battles on land and at sea
* A special resource area helps early researchers develop sound information literacy skills with a "how to use" section on using primary sources, reading maps, and how to use tables and charts
* A general index and a category index offer students multiple avenues for approaching research
Gregory Fremont-Barnes, PhD, is a professional writer. His published works include ABC-CLIO's The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Richard A. Ryerson, PhD, is academic director of the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, PA.