Newspaper Datelines of the American Revolution, Volume II: November 1, 1775 to April 30, 1776


This is volume two of Lucier’s continuing endeavor to provide his audience with a front row seat to the American Revolution. Drawing from twenty-three media resources as well as private letters, eyewitness accounts and official reports, this book imparts to the reader an immediate sense of what it would be like to experience these events as participants in American history’s most decisive moment. The author has collected first hand descriptions of town burnings, looting, sieges, battling warships, the deaths of generals and the taking and execution of prisoners. The details of the major losses and successes of both sides are extracted from accounts from the Colonies as well as England and Nova Scotia. The reader will find all items reproduced as they appeared in the original pages of American newspapers on topics including the following important events: the siege and blockade of British occupied Boston, the Canadian expedition, the capitulation of St. John’s and Montreal, the siege and blockade of Quebec, King George’s directive to cannonade and burn the seaport towns who were in rebellion against his ministry and parliament, Lord Dunmore’s efforts to unite the Highlanders and Regulators with British transports with troops from England, and General Schuyler’s report to John Hancock on his expedition into Tryon County and his meeting with the Mohawk Indians and Sir John Johnson. Contrary to the author’s modest assertion in the foreword, the material in this book is captivating, engrossing and accessible thanks to his careful reclamation of the text.

Armand Francis Lucier

(2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 372 pp.

ISBN: 9780788419409