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The Resource My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan

My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan

Label
My American Revolution
Title
My American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Robert Sullivan
Title variation
My American Revolution: crossing the Delaware and I-78
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies--in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. And there are great adventures along the way: Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and--toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains, " and eventually some physical therapy--he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat. He recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist's more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and the life of Philip Freneau, the first (and not great) poet of American independence, who died in a swamp in the snow. Last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon. Like an almanac, My American Revolution moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses."--Publisher's website
Summary
A fringe history of the American Revolution in the Middle Colonies--New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania--details the author's one-man effort to re-enact the colonial army's evacuation of Brooklyn and his exploration of the secret history of the Delaware crossing
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10144320
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, Robert
Dewey number
974.7/03
Index
no index present
LC call number
E230.5.N4
LC item number
S85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New Jersey
  • United States
  • New Jersey
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Target audience
adult
Label
My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=37378
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The panorama of the Revolution -- pt. 2. Across the river and over the mountains -- pt. 3. The seasons of the Revolution -- pt. 4. A signal
Control code
ocn761383899
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780374217457
Lccn
2011047037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021397582
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a454578
  • (OCoLC)761383899
Label
My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=37378
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The panorama of the Revolution -- pt. 2. Across the river and over the mountains -- pt. 3. The seasons of the Revolution -- pt. 4. A signal
Control code
ocn761383899
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780374217457
Lccn
2011047037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021397582
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a454578
  • (OCoLC)761383899

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