General Online Resources, Making the Revolution: America, 1763-1791, Primary Sources for Teachers, America in Class, National Humanities Center
After accessing this site, go to 'online resources' and there are various topics on the American Revolution from the Library of Congress, the US National Archives, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian (three sites), the National Endowment for the Humanities, and others, including the British Library, which, interestingly, refers to the period as the American Revolution.
The AWI - no
The French Revolution - yes
To eliminate confusion and misunderstanding - in case one must and cannot do otherwise, specify War of the Revolution, what War of what Revolution?
I pulled this off my bookshelves because of a discussion on the War of the Revolution and the Treaty of Paris:
After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence by Don Glickstein.
After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence: Glickstein, Don: 9781594162619: Amazon.com: Books
It is a very interesting volume and conclusively demonstrates that the War of the Revolution was a world war with fighting in North American, the Caribbean, in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.
This looks interesting:
Amazon.com: To Lose an Empire: British Strategy and Foreign Policy, 1758-90 (9781350216051): Black, Jeremy: Books
@Kevin F. Kiley Lord North has been the benchmark for incompetence ever since. As recently as David Cameron the use of “Worst Prime Minister since Lord North” was heard. The gaining of their independence by the 13 was certainly felt as a loss of prestige. However the material loss was minimal, America was not the economic powerhouse that it was to become after expansion westwards. To characterise it as more therefore is overblown. The AWI did not curb the rate of progress in India, which at this point was hugely more lucrative that a few tobacco plantations. This would go on to become the real jewel of empire. The AWI did not even eject the British from North America. It’s entirely understandable for a US centric body of work to see the AWI more prominently. When viewed in the light of the rise and expansion of the British Empire though, it’s importance decreases. Imperialist centric history is now frowned upon, as a nation we have come to see colonialism somewhat shamefully. Bound up in the US’s creation myth, the AWI is celebrated, with no counterpoint. It’s worth noting though that within two decades Britain is engaging in a real world war. Not only prosecuting the war itself, but subsidising it’s allies. In concert with these allies Britain vanquishes one of the greatest captains of the age. It also does it whilst burning down the Whitehouse. That war will be called “The Great War” for the next century.
Well, I think you are referring to what is more of an introduction (anonymous) to what is described as a 'Theme.' The first article, so-called (also anonymous), is as described.
Scroll down. The first article is entitled 'The War of Independence'
Hispano-American Revolutions 1806-1830 http://www.bne.es/es/Micrositios/Guias/Hispanoamerica/Colecciones/
The British Library only refers to it S the American Revolution to assist Americans,😀