The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in Canada and New England covers 403 battles, raids, and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War fought in Canada and New England. Most of these do not get covered, even in the most detailed history books. It is the first of six volumes which intend to provide comprehensive coverage of the confrontations of the American War for Independence and to serve as a guide to the sites. The most extensive published list of engagements totals 1,330. The author has compiled almost 5,000 and provides documentation in the ample footnotes. The text identifies the location of the sites, provides the historical background to understand what happened there, indicates what the visitor can expect to see and identifies any interpretive aids. The volume includes URLs for websites of various parks and tourist organizations. These URLs are correlated with various battle sites and events. The many photographs have descriptive captions to identify details of historic buildings, monuments, battlefields, and equipment. The Glossary provides definitions for some 18th-century military and historical terms.
Here’s what historical experts say about the collection:
“…promises to be the closest thing we will ever see to a comprehensive catalog of the sites touched by the War of Independence.” Gregory Urwin, Professor of History, Temple University.
“a treasure trove of information … meticulously researched and documented.” Robert A. Selig, Project Historian for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary War Route.
“a truly monumental undertaking.” Norman Fuss, Corps of Engineers, King’s Army in America.
Norman Desmarais is professor emeritus at Providence College and is an active re-enactor. He is a member of Le Regiment Bourbonnais, the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment and the Brigade of the American Revolution. He is also editor-in-chief of The Brigade Dispatch, the journal the Brigade of the American Revolution.
This book is available from the author at NormD@providence.edu
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