Reading Book Guide
A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution, by Theodore P. Savas and J. David Dameron
A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution is the first comprehensive account of nearly every engagement of the Revolution, a war that began with a brief skirmish at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, and concluded beyond the Appalachian Mountains in April 1783--nearly two years after the siege of Yorktown in 1781.We hope these thought-provoking questions lead to some lively book discussions.
- Was the American Revolution waged only on American soil? If not, then where else were battles waged, and why?
- What key roles did Hispanics play in the American Revolution?
- Did Americans achieve victories beyond the borders of the 13 colonies? If so, where, when, and commanded by whom?
- What was the relevance of Hessian involvement in the American Revolution and how did they influence the war?
- What key battles were waged on the open seas and who emerged victorious in those battles?
- What role did Native Americans play in the American Revolution?
- In which fight did the Continental Army suffer its largest losses and what was its relevance to the war?
- Could George Washington have led America to victory without support from the French?
- Which battles served as the key turning points in the north and in the south?
- Which nation provided America with its greatest financial support (strictly in terms of capital)?
- How and why did British war strategy lead to its own defeat against the Americans?
- In what ways was the fighting different between the northern, southern, and western territories?