This book of over 400 illustrations is a vast pictorial sourcebook and informal history of the American Revolution. Chosen from contemporary sources and the best material of the last two hundred years, these illustrations include major battles and events (Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Washington crossing the Delaware, Trenton, Saratoga, Victory at Yorktown); major historic sites (Independence Hall, Mount Vernon, Monticello); facsimiles of major documents, currency, posters, and maps; military uniforms; state seals; congressional medals; and more than 40 portraits, including Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette, George III, Edmund Burke, Samuel Adams, Nathan Hale, and more. Together, these illustrations give a vivid, many-sided view of the people and events of the struggle for independence. Many pictures are by the finest 19th- and early-20th-century illustrators, including Darley, Alonzo Chappel, and Howard Pyle. All pictures are identified by captions.
Designers, artists, and others will find this book a valuable source of copyright-free graphics. Students, historians, and everyone interested in learning more about the American Revolution will find here a storehouse of fascinating pictures, documents, and other materials excellent for hours of browsing.