The Revolutionary War provides a detailed overview of the American battle for independence and the forging of a nation. From the earliest skirmishes at Lexington and Concord to the decisive victory at Yorktown, to the writing of the Constitution and the struggles of early national America, this book tracks both the logistical and intellectual dimensions of the qrevolution, q which, as John Adams said, took place qin the hearts and minds of Americans . . . before a single drop of blood was shed.q As much as it vividly documents the particulars of battle, it is the dizzying aftermath of the war and the complexities of fulfilling the qideaq of America that form the impressive substance of this book. Also discussed are the social, cultural, and artistic advances of the post-Revolutionary period, including women's suffrage and the beginning of public education, with special emphasis given to the qAmerican Renaissanceq and the rising of distinctly American literature.American writer, Washington Irving (1783a1859), created popular works of fiction which delighted audiences of his day not only in the ... Born in New York City, on April 3, 1783, the year marking the end of the Revolutionary War, Irving was named after General George Washington. ... Many of their descendants still lived in New York, in the Sleepy Hollow region and along the banks of the Hudson and ... Two years later, due to recurring illnesses, Irvinga#39;s family sent him to Europe.
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