Different Historical Representations of the American Revolution

Describe how historians have written about the American Revolution and how the work of historians has changed over the years.

Describe how historians have written about the American Revolution and how the work of historians has changed over the years.

Consider these questions:

  • What angle of the topic do the authors choose to pursue? Are some angles more accepted at different times?
  • Where do they get their research? Does that change?
  • Can you tell what might be going on in the United States by the tone of the articles?
  • Does the language change over time? How?
  • Do you think that the intended audience changes?