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When Great Britain virtually eliminated the French from North America with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War, it was expected that one of the major benefits ...

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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347 words

... Revolution . When Great Britain virtually eliminated the French from North America with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War, it was expected that one of the major benefits would be the elimination of a military threat to the British colonies. Instead, a new threat developed as American colonists objected to various aspects of British policy, many of which were consequences of attempting to reorganize North America to incorporate the new territory. In a constantly escalating crisis, Britain and its American colonies reached the verge of...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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2,021 words

...Origins of the American Revolution . Cambridge, Mass., 1967. Commager, Henry Steele . The Empire of Reason: How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment . Garden City, N.Y., 1977. Countryman, Edward . The American Revolution . New York, 1985. Foner, Eric . Tom Paine and Revolutionary America . New York, 1976. Gross, Robert A. The Minutemen and Their World , New York, 1976. Middlekauf, Robert . The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763–1789 . New York, 1982. Palmer, R. R. The Age of the Democratic Revolution . Princeton, N.J.,...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

... Revolution . From the British perspective, the American Revolution ( 1775–83 ) began as a rebellion, continued as a civil war, and concluded as yet another episode in the perennial eighteenth-century saga of conflict between the imperial European powers. The war of independence which accompanied the revolution demonstrated the limits of Britain's fiscal-military state when it had no continental allies, depended on extended and vulnerable lines of communication, and was faced for the first time since the seventeenth century by Protestant as well as...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,405 words
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...Cause: The American Revolution, 1763–1789 . New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. A classic and informative narrative history of the American Revolution. Shy, John . Toward Lexington: The Role of the British Army in the Coming of the American Revolution . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1965. Without question, one of the most important studies dealing with the British army in the American Revolution. Symonds, Craig . A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution . Annapolis, Md.: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America, 1986. An...

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
3,337 words

... Revolution When thinking about the American Revolution, one is soon confronted by the puzzle of precisely which revolution is up for discussion. As many scholars of American political thought have noted, one can make a strong case for two revolutionary moments in the founding days of the American republic: the declared separation from Britain in 1776 and the 1789 constitutional revolution. While both of these distinctive moments profoundly influenced the way people think about rights, this essay will focus on the initial revolutionary statement, the...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
538 words

... Revolution . The military struggle associated with this term lasted from 1775 to 1781 on the American mainland, although the formal peace was not signed until 1783 . More generously defined, the origins of the Revolution are commonly found in the period after the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 , and a possible conclusion can be seen in 1789 when George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States under the constitution which had been constructed in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 . As a result of the successful...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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311 words

... Revolution ( 1775–83 , American War of Independence ) Successful revolt by the Thirteen Colonies in North America against British rule. A number of issues provoked the conflict including restrictions on trade and manufacturing imposed by the Navigation Acts , restrictions on land settlement in the West, and attempts to raise revenue in America by such means as the Stamp Act ( 1765 ) and the Tea Act ( 1773 ) that led to the Boston Tea Party . “No taxation without representation” became the colonial radicals' rallying cry. The intellectual battle...

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David Mervin

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
762 words

... Declaration of Independence formally breaking the link between the colonies and Britain was signed on 4 July 1776 . The American Revolution was essentially a political revolution. Even though the revolutionaries in this case were motivated in part by a concern for property rights this was not a conflict primarily about economics, but about the values of democratic government. This was also, in several senses, a conservative revolution. Many of those prominent in the movement towards independence were most reluctant to break the link with Britain and only...

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Edward Countryman

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

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2015

...and its American Revolutionary counterpart is that in America people who were not white, and who therefore could be rendered invisible, paid the heaviest price. Further Reading Bailyn, Bernard . The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Cambridge, MA, 1967). Countryman, Edward . Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era (Lanham, MD, 2012). Davis, David Brion . The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 (1976; repr. edn, Oxford, 1999). Foner, Eric . Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1977;...

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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... Revolution The historiographical debate over how radical the American Revolution was is an old one, but the belief that the war with Britain marked a social revolution in black life was first advanced not by an apologist for the founding fathers but by Benjamin Quarles , in his magisterial Negro in the American Revolution . First published in 1961 , Quarles's pioneering study has never been out of print; in 1996 a second edition was released to celebrate its thirty-fifth year. Written at a time when many white Americans, not all of them in the...

American Revolution, Memory of

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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...African Americans who saw this paradox increasingly came to identify the ideology of the American Revolution as a foundation for their demands for freedom from slavery, as evidenced by events not only in the North but also in the middle states, and even in the South. There was a time when historians did not think to measure the American Revolution against the enslavement of African Americans. However, in current scholarship the topic is debated frequently and fervently. Some portray the American Revolution as a significant step toward ending American slavery....

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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...of the American Revolution an international historical organization, founded in 1962 , dedicated to recreating the lives of the common soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War . It has more than 2,500 members organized into 130 units. Each unit represents one of the military units that fought in the Revolution...

Daughters of the American Revolution

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

...of the American Revolution DAR a patriotic society in the United States, founded in 1890 with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is active in the preservation and marking of historic places, and membership is open to women with one or more ancestors who were active in the Revolutionary War...

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Simon Wendt

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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2013

...of the American Revolution The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is the largest patriotic hereditary women’s organization in the United States . Founded in 1890 in Washington, D.C. , in response to the refusal of the Sons of the American Revolution to admit women, the DAR accepts as members only women who can prove lineal descent from Americans who contributed actively to the cause of the American Revolution. It promotes patriotism and the preservation of U.S. history through commemoration and education. White Americans’ increasing interest...

American Revolution, Legal Impact of

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Current Version:
2004
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Law
Length:
849 words

... Revolution, Legal Impact of . The Revolution affected American law in numerous ways. It liberated Americans from their ties to Britain, and thus allowed changes in law that would have previously been disallowed because they violated British Imperial policy. For example, in the period before the Revolution, Virginia attempted to prohibit the importation of new slaves from Africa, but London disallowed the laws because they would have undermined the Royal Africa Company and harmed overall mercantile policy. Once the Revolution began, Virginia and other...

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Current Version:
2005
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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13 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
137 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
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Length:
108 words

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