Happy Birthday, America!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” –Declaration of Independence

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday,
we’ve compiled a list of resources on the American Revolution.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Books (available in the library!)

Women’s letters : America from the Revolutionary War to the present
edited by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen J. Adler
Call number: HQ1410.W6845 2005

Revolutionary characters: what made the founders different
b
y Gordon S. Wood

Call number: E302.5.W66 2006 EB
(Accessible through eBrary)

1776
by
David McCullough
Call number: E208 .M396 2005

Web Resources

Revolutionary War Documents
http://go.footnote.com/revolutionary-war/

In partnership with the National Archives, you can explore millions of American Revolutionary War documents […]. Discover details about individual soldiers, read letters penned by the Founding Fathers, view documents from The Continental Congress and more.”

U.S. Census Bureau|Facts for Features|Fourth of July 2010
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff12.html

A great collection of facts about the Fourth of July. You can learn facts on a number of topics like America’s population in the newly formed states, the number of places in America that include “liberty” in their name, and where most of the food comes from used in 4th of July cookouts.

The National Archives: Pictures of the Revolutionary War
http://www.archives.gov/research/american-revolution/pictures/

A great collection of photographs taken of artwork relating to the Revolutionary War.

Video (available in the library!)

Valley Forge (DVD; History Channel)
Call number: E234 .V35 2008

The Revolution (DVD; History Channel)
Call number: E208 .R48 2006 Vol. 1-4
“A 13-part series showcasing the personal stories behind America’s fight for independence”

Founding Fathers (DVD; History Channel)
Call number: E302 .F68 2000 Vol. 1-2

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