Contested Revolutions

The Era of American Independence, 1763-1791 (First Edition)
By Ryan Jordan
©2014, 114 pages
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    Contested Revolutions provides an updated, incisive narrative of the time period from the 1760s to the 1790s. The text covers the background to the revolutionary crisis, the course of the Revolutionary War, and the development of the federal Constitution and new state governments.

    The book incorporates recent scholarship, particularly that relating to African-Americans, Native Americans, women, and Loyalists. It also addresses the varied meanings of the American Revolution – the diverse interpretations and expectations held by different groups with different goals.

    Contested Revolutions gives students the opportunity to think about the war from new perspectives, consider the context of the revolution, and reflect on its aftermath, including its limits and implications for a new nation.

    Clear and concise, Contested Revolutions gives readers the opportunity to think critically about a familiar topic in the light of fresh points of view.

    Ryan Jordan holds a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University, where he also served as a fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion. Dr. Jordan is a member of the social sciences faculty at National University. His writing has been published in Civil War History, Quaker History, and the Journal of the Early Republic. Dr. Jordan is also the author of several books including Slavery and the Meetinghouse: The Quakers and the Abolitionist Dilemma, Church, State, and Race in the United States: The Discourse of American Religions Liberty, and most recently, Contested Revolutions: The Era of American Independence, 1763-1791.
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