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The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook

In 1996, Congress commissioned the National Park Service to compile a list of sites and landmarks connected with the American Revolution that it deemed vital to preserve for future generations. Some of these sites are well known—Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Fort Ticonderoga—and in no danger of being lost; others less so—Blackstock's Plantation in South Carolina or Bryan's Station in Kentucky—and more vulnerable. But all are central to the story of our nation's fight for independence. From battlefields to encampments, meeting houses to museums, these places offer us a chance to rediscover the remarkable men and women who founded this nation and to recognize the relevance of not just what they did, but where they did it.

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The Civil War Battlefield Guide, Second Edition

This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields is really a completely new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report. As in the first edition, the essays are authoritative and concise, written by such leading historians as James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Edwin C. Bearss, and Gary W. Gallagher. The second edition also features 83 new four-color maps covering the most important battles. The Civil War Battlefield Guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in the Civil War.

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Dollars & Sense of Battlefield Preservation: The Economic Benefits of Protecting Civil War Battlefields: A Handbook for Community Leaders


Addressing the economic benefits of battlefield preservation, the authors show how existing battlefields can create jobs, generate visitor income, assure open space and add value to adjacent properties while enhancing the environment and preserving the heritage of the community for future generations. Contains specific information on how to create a perservation/development plan and use protection techniques. Includes an extensive list of helpful organizations as well as essays on property rights and responsibilities.

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