The voices of the children and teenagers who witnessed the colonies’ transformation to an independent nation have seldom been heard. This historical account of the American Revolution tells the story of the “forgotten” youngsters who engaged in the boycott of British goods and the battles that led up to the Declaration of Independence. It recounts their courageous exploits in eight years of warfare on land and sea and amid changing social forces that shaped and tranageous exploits in eight years of warfare on land and sea and amid changing social forces that shaped and transformed their postwar lives. While the Revolution disrupted and risked their world, it also gave them an unprecedented degree of autonomy and sense of responsibility.Emmy Werner researched eyewitness accounts―diaries, journals, letters, and memoirs―of a hundred boys and girls between the ages of five and sixteen. Her account reflects reports from black as well as white boy soldiers, from teenagers imprisoned on land and aboard ships, from slave children and youngsters held hostage by Indians, and from children of loyalists and pacifists who opposed the war with Britain for political or religious reasons. She also weaves in the viewpoints of Hessian teenagers who fought for the British.In Pursuit of Liberty sets the experiences of the children and teenagers who lived and wrote in that time in a historical context. It follows the chronology of the American Revolution across two decades from 1770, when the boycott of British goods throughout the American colonies gained momentum, to 1789, when George Washington was sworn in as the first president of a new and independent nation. While focusing on the Revolution’s major milestones, Werner highlights the contribution of young people to its progress and ultimate success.… read more
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Kill or be killed is the law at legal death fighting; a law that Pon had never broken since she was snatched from her mother, and ...forced to train and fight to entertain the wealthiest bidders of the ruling class. Driven by the will to survive, she is conquered by her primitive instincts to become a blood thirsty animal, favorite of celebrities, and the crown jewel of her master. But Pon's world goes into chaos when she meets Agina, a girl connected to a renegade group that is dedicated to the liberation of death match fighters. read more
Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement
The voices of the children and teenagers who witnessed the events that transformed the colonies to an independent nation have seld...om been heard in historical accounts of the American Revolution. This book tells the story of the forgotten youngsters who engaged in the boycott of British goods and the battles that led up to the Declaration of Independence; the story of their courageous exploits in eight years of warfare on land and sea, and the story of the social forces that shaped and transformed their post-war lives. The Revolution challenged the notions of patriarchal authority. It introduced serious risks and disruptions in the lives of the young, but it also gave them an unprecedented degree of autonomy and a sense of responsibility that allowed them to seize the opportunities that they gained with their independence.The book is based on the eye-witness accounts of one hundred children and teenagers who were between the ages of five and sixteen when they first observed the events recorded in their diaries, journals, letters, or memoirs. One-third of the accounts are from girls, most of whom lived in cities; two-thirds are from boys, most of whom lived rural areas. They include reports from black as well as white boy soldiers, from teenagers imprisoned on land and on prison ships, from slave children and youngsters held hostage by Indians, and from children of loyalists and pacifists who opposed the war with Britain for political or religious reasons. Also included are the viewpoints of Hessian teenagers who fought in the American Revolutionary War for the British. The book follows the chronology of the American Revolution across two decades from 1770, when the boycott of British goods throughout the American colonies gained momentum, to 1789, when George Washington was sworn in as the first president of a new and independent nation. It sets the experiences of the children and teenagers who lived and wrote in that time in a historical context. It focuses on the major milestones of the American Revolution, and the contribution of young people to its progress and ultimate success. read more
It began in Boston, with angry colonists objecting to the tyranny of a king who ruled from an ocean away. It was voiced by patriot...s such as Sam Adams and Patrick Henry and echoed by citizens from New England all the way to the Carolinas. It was fought by many - colonists and patriots, Loyalists and slaves, Frontiersmen and Indians, British and French soldiers. Over more than ten years, sides were taken, guns drawn, lives lost. But through it all, one man - a general from Virginia named George Washington - held the young colonies together and led them to victory, beating almost impossible odds. History lovers Betsy and Giulio Maestro tell this true story of extraordinary times, incredible drama, and the birth of a new nation. read more
George Washington, Paul Revere, and Thomas Jefferson are remembered as heroes of the American Revolution, but they were only a few... of many men and women who risked their lives for independence. Read more about the heroes, both American and European, who w read more
THOMAS JEFFERSON - KALMAN, MAIRA/ BERNEIS, SUSIE (NRT) (9781633796188)
Stepping Forth: An American Girl Coming of Age in the 60s
Author: Perritano, JohnBook Type: JNLanguage: ENGLISHPublish Date: 2013/03/30Publisher Name: Crabtree Pub Co
People from Great Britain came to North America to start new lives in the 13 American colonies. In the beginning colonists accepte...d British rule without question. But by the mid-1700s, things were changing. Many colonists wanted the right to govern themse read more
Though this is a true story of Revolutionary days, it has never before been published. It was told to me by Sally's great-granddau...ghter, who heard it when she was a little girl from the lips of Sally's own daughter, who got it from Sally herself. The silv read more
The Outcome of the American Revolution
In this title, readers will examine the far reaches of the American Revolution through the key turning points in battles across th...e nation. The battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Paoli, Germantown, Saratoga and Monmouth are covered. Conditions endured by soldiers at Morristown and Valley Forge winter camps are examined. Leaders of the Continental and British armies are introduced including Americans George Washington, Anthony Wayne, Benedict Arnold, John Paul Jones, and British leaders George Cornwallis, William Howe, Charles Grey, John Burgoyne, and Henry Clinton. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. read more
Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution
Born into a wealthy, plantation-owning family, George Washington grew up in privilege. He quickly rose in the ranks of the Contine...ntal Army until, ultimately, he became its commander in chief. Committed to the ideals of republicanism, he led the army to victory against Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, and the United States of America was born. Discover how George Washington's inspired military leadership during the Revolutionary War guaranteed his election as the first President of the United States. Having fended for themselves for nearly two generations, many citizens in America's 13 colonies resented having to pay taxes to Great Britain-a country far away across the ocean. Protest against the British government grew into rebellion; rebellion quickly turned into war. Understanding the American Revolution describes the events that led up to the fight for an independent United States of America, the battles between British and Patriot forces, and what life was like during the conflict. Book jacket. read more
Surveys the life of Nathan Hale, a Revolutionary War hero whose service to George Washington as a spy cost him his life.
Men may have fought the battles of the American Revolution, but women played an important part too. Some women fought the battle a...t home, speaking their minds about the British occupation or gathering supplies for their soldiers. Others fought openly for read more
LEADERS & GENERALS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
SIGNIFICANT BATTLES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 
Author: Clarke, GordonBook Type: JNLanguage: ENGLISHPublish Date: 2013/03/30Publisher Name: Crabtree Pub Co
Thirty-one lively drawings reproduce an exciting panorama of military attire. Complete instructions for accurately coloring the bu...ckskin, fur, and feathered clothing of common soldiers, the distinctive colors of English, French, and Prussian troops, and m read more