American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War started in April 1775 between British military based in Boston, Massachusetts and American colonial militia. While the conflict initially started as a political dispute between the British national government and residents of the American colonies over taxes, the American Continental Congress declared the colonies to be an independent nation in July 1776.

Eventually, the war also included France, Spain, and Holland on the side of the U.S. Land combat in North American mostly ended after the Franco-American victory at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781. However
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1776
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
John Adams
Johnny Tremain
Alexander Hamilton
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
Forge (Seeds of America, #2)
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Washington's Crossing
Washington: A Life
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America)
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
Rise to Rebellion (The American Revolutionary War, #1)
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M.T. Anderson
This is the war where we change. This is the trickster war. It's where we disappear, just like they desire us disappear. I spoke it you before: They wish us blank," he said, gesturing without thinking at Dr. Trefusis, who was the nearest exemplar of the white race. "They want us with no history and no memory. They want us empty as paper so they can write on us, so we ain't nothing but a price and an owner's name and a list of tasks. And that's what we'll give them. We'll give them your Nothing. ...more
M.T. Anderson, The Kingdom on the Waves

M.T. Anderson
The British Army and Navy sang a rousing song called "Heart of Oak"; the rebels had writ one to counter it called "The Liberty Song." Both songs blustered of freedom; but both were sung to the same tune. And we, to avoid offense, played the tune without words. ...more
M.T. Anderson, The Kingdom on the Waves

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