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Rockwell, Anne F.

Summary: The true story of James Lafayette, a spy in the American Revolution. After America won its freedom, James returned to slavery. But James's fight for freedom wasn't over.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SPY

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Bell, Karen Cook

Summary: "Running from Bondage tells the compelling stories of enslaved women, who comprised one-third of all runaways, and the ways in which they fled or attempted to flee bondage during and after the Revolutionary War. Karen Cook Bell's enlightening and originalcontribution to the study of slave resistance in eighteenth-century America explores the individual and collective lives of these women and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BEL

Jones, Kyandreia

Summary: "The year is 1781 and George Washington is commanding thousands of troops in Yorktown, Virginia, on the brink of the most important battle of the war. You are James Armistead, a brave and literate enslaved person in Virginia. Marquis de Lafayette, one of Washington s key officers, approaches you with the most critical choice of your life: do you join the Revolutionary army as a top secret spy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chooseco 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC JON

Summary: Tells the story of the struggle for freedom by thousands of African-American ex-slaves who fled Southern plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. Follows their dream of a journey to freedom in bone-chilling Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. Features the stories of Englishman John Clarkson, a passionate advocate of the abolition of slavery, and two African men,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ROU

Blumrosen, Alfred W.

Contents: Somerset's journey sparks the American Revolution -- The tinderbox -- Virginia responds to the Somerset Decision -- The Virginia Resolution unites the Colonies and leads to the First Continental Congress in 1774 -- John Adams supports the South on slavery -- Colonies claim independence from Parliament -- The immortal ambiguity : "all men are created equal" -- The Articles of Confederation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.311 BLU

Anderson, Laurie Halse

Summary: "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who isenslaved in a Southern state"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC AND

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC AND

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC AND

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Summary: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2000

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Paley, Rebecca

Summary: Recounts life in early colonial America leading up to the famous tea tax protest that pushed the colonies and the British closer to war, using the stories of Felicity Merriman and how she became caught in between the two sides of the American Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Chaffin, Tom

Summary: Thomas Jefferson first met the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781, when the young French-born general was dispatched to Virginia to assist Jefferson, then the state's governor, in fighting off the British. The two could not have seemed more different. When Jefferson moved to Paris three years later as a diplomat, speaking little French and in need of a partner, their friendship began in earnest....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHA

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Zabin, Serena R.

Summary: The story of the Boston Massacre--when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death--is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 ZAB

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: Describes the Boston Tea Party, including the events leading up to the party, its immediate effects on American-British relations, and why it is still an important event today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 KRU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Grundset, Eric.

Contents: Developing a New York State research strategy -- Major research centers in New York State and elsewhere with Revolutionary War collections -- Geographical factors affecting research in New York State suggested sources for New York georgraphy to help determine place of residence of individuals -- Pre-revolutionary events in the province of New York -- General histories of the American Revolution...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3747 Grundset

Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger the time-travelling Golden retriever and young Isaac Pope come together in 1776 during Washington's retreat after the Battle of Long Island, and Ranger stays with Isaac while he slowly recovers from Smallpox--but Ranger's real mission comes later when Isaac is sent to spy out the Hessian troops' intentions before the Battle of Trenton.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MES

Summary: Introduces 6 main characters of the American Revolution. Promotes interest in reading of biography with comedy, tragedy, error, foolishness, courage and persistence that is relevant to life today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weston Woods 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV JEA

Grundset, Eric.

Contents: Developing a South Carolina and Tennessee research strategy -- Major research centers in North Carolina and Tennessee and elsewhere with pertinent Revolutionary War collections -- Geographical factors affecting research in North Carolina and Tennessee -- Pre-revolutionary events in the Province of North Carolina -- General histories of the American Revolution in North Carolina and Tennessee --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2016

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3756 GRU

Grundset, Eric

Contents: Developing a Massachusetts and Maine research strategy -- Major research centers in Massachusetts and Maine and elsewhere -- Geographical factors: affecting research in Massachusetts and Maine -- Pre-revolutionary events in the province of Massachusetts -- General histories of the American Revolution in Massachusetts -- General revolutionary war sources -- The government of massachusetts as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.374 Grundset

Omoth, Tyler

Summary: "The American Revolution was a war that allowed the birth of a new country. Secrets of the American Revolution reveals little-known stories of the people, weapons, and battles that have affected the maps on our walls and the allegiances in our hearts."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 OMO

Schocket, Andrew M.

Summary: "The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation's founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible and most contested event in U.S....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 SCH

Grundset, Eric.

Contents: The northern states -- The South -- Miscellaneous naval and military records -- Foreign allies -- West Indies -- Appendices. Map of the enslaved population, 1790 Census ; Documenting the color of participants in the American Revolution ; Names as clues to finding forgotten patriots ; The numbers of minority participants in the Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2008

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 973.34 FOR

Rockliff, Mara

Summary: "A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 ROC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LUDWICK ROC

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