Merril D. Smith, Editor
This set offers readers a comprehensive and well-documented study of the American Revolution and the people who experienced the conflict. . . The well-written entries are organized alphabetically, and each entry on a specific subject contains a historical overview and concludes with a bibliography for further reading. . .A great deal of research, sensitivity to people and subject matter, and thought went into compiling this encyclopedia. It not only offers a broad understanding of daily life in the time period but it also discusses women and the diverse populations in North America, including Native Americans and African Americans. This set is a valuable addition to any library, and it offers readers an important historical understanding of the everyday lives of people who lived before, during, and after the American Revolution.
— Harrison Wick, Booklist, December 15, 2015
Nice birthday present for me! I think your local library, school, and historical society probably need a copy of this. Maybe two. 😉