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American Revolution


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Judith Berry Griffin. (2002) Phoebe the Spy.  Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.    Phoebe and the general. During the Revolution, Phoebe Fraunces has a chance to save the life of General George Washington while he has dinner at Mortier House in New York City.    RL 4.0


  Stanley, Diane (2001). Joining the Boston Tea Party.  HarperCollins Children's Books.  OUT OF PRINT




Miller, Brandon Marie (2003). Growing up in Revolution and the New Nation, 1775 to 1800. Lerner Publishing Group.  Includes bibliographical references (p. 63) and index. Presents details of daily life of American children during the period from 1775 to 1800. RL: 5.2



Moore, Robin. (1998)  My Life With the Indians: The Story of Mary Jemison. Silver Burdett.  RL: 7.4



Jim Murphy. (1998) Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy. Houghton Mifflin Company.  Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-93) and index. Presents the memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, a fifteen-year-old boy who enlisted in the revolutionary army in 1776, fighting under Washington, wintering at Valley Forge, and staying in the fight until the end of the war in 1783. RL: 7.8



The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Handprint Books, 2001).  An illustrated version of the narrative poem which describes Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775 to warn the people of the Boston countryside of an impending attack by the British.  RL5.7


Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride, Marsha Amstel (Lerner Publishing Group, 2000).  The story of Sybil Ludington's ride on horseback to rouse American soldiers to fight against the British who were attacking Danbury, Connecticut during the American Revolution.  RL3.7


Woodruff, Elvira. (1993). George Washington's Socks. Scholastic Inc.  In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.  RL5


  The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution, Gary B. Nash (1986, abridged edition).


  Colonies to Nation: A Documentary History of the American Revolution, Jack P. Greene, ed., (1975).


  Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician, John K. Alexander, (2002).


  A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815, Gregory E. Dowd, (1992).


  The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bernard Bailyn, (1967).


  The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities, Colin G. Calloway, (1995).


  The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, Sidney Kaplan and Emma Nogrady Kaplin, (revised edition, 1989).


  Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1775-1783, Mary Beth Norton (1980).


  A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for American Independence, Ray Raphael, (2001).


  Beyond the American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism, Alfred F. Young, ed., (1993).


  Tom Paine and Revolutionary America, Eric Foner, (1976).


  America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army, Charles Patrick Neimeyer, (1996).


  Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America, Linda Kerber, (1980).


  Spy Letters of the American Revolution






Rick Whiting's (CESA #12) lesson plans:                                                                                                        

     American Experience, Revolutionary Trading Cards




Revised 08/25/2008  


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