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Introduction: Continental History and the American Revolution in DuVal and Taylor

Introduction: Continental History and the American Revolution in DuVal and Taylor Review Essays Introduction: Continental History and the American Revolution in DuVal and Taylor Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution. By Kathleen DuVal. (New York: Penguin Random House, 2016. 464 pp. Paper, $18.00.) American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804. By Alan Taylor. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2016. 704 pp. Cloth, $37.50.) Continental history is not new. Historians have applied a continental lens to the study of early America since the days of Francis Parkman, Frederick Jackson Turner, and Herbert Bolton. While the approach may have deep historiographical roots, important recent works have turned to continental history with fresh eyes to reinterpret the American Revolu- tion with a more expansive geography in mind. Two works have gar- nered significant attention in this regard: Kathleen DuVal’s Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution and Alan Taylor’s American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804. The review editors of the JER solicited three review essays from prominent scholars in the field to ask them to assess the impact of these books on the field and to use them as a starting point to assess where the field is now and where it ought to go. Unfortunately, the third reviewer was unable to complete the assignment, so we are running two rather than three essays. With the 250th anniversary of 1776 moving closer, we hope that this forum will provide a way to assess recent trends and developments in American revolutionary historiography and suggest what scholars still need to be thinking about in an area that is once again generating a great deal of interest. Journal of the Early Republic, 39 (Fall 2019) Copyright  2019 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. All rights reserved. .................19346$ $CH5 07-23-19 11:15:04 PS PAGE 537 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Introduction: Continental History and the American Revolution in DuVal and Taylor

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 39 (3) – Aug 9, 2019

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Review Essays Introduction: Continental History and the American Revolution in DuVal and Taylor Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution. By Kathleen DuVal. (New York: Penguin Random House, 2016. 464 pp. Paper, $18.00.) American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804. By Alan Taylor. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2016. 704 pp. Cloth, $37.50.) Continental history is not new. Historians have applied a continental lens to the study of early America since the days of Francis Parkman, Frederick Jackson Turner, and Herbert Bolton. While the approach may have deep historiographical roots, important recent works have turned to continental history with fresh eyes to reinterpret the American Revolu- tion with a more expansive geography in mind. Two works have gar- nered significant attention in this regard: Kathleen DuVal’s Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution and Alan Taylor’s American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804. The review editors of the JER solicited three review essays from prominent scholars in the field to ask them to assess the impact of these books on the field and to use them as a starting point to assess where the field is now and where it ought to go. Unfortunately, the third reviewer was unable to complete the assignment, so we are running two rather than three essays. With the 250th anniversary of 1776 moving closer, we hope that this forum will provide a way to assess recent trends and developments in American revolutionary historiography and suggest what scholars still need to be thinking about in an area that is once again generating a great deal of interest. Journal of the Early Republic, 39 (Fall 2019) Copyright  2019 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. All rights reserved. .................19346$ $CH5 07-23-19 11:15:04 PS PAGE 537

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Published: Aug 9, 2019

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