Patriot's Dream By Harry L. Coles Analysis

818 Words4 Pages
Patriot’s Dream (2007) by Barbara Michaels and The War of 1812 (1965) by Harry L. Coles presented two different time periods. Patriot’s Dream illustrated the Revolution War and the era. The War of 1812 illustrated the battles that led to the war of 1812 in the new nation era. Both of these books were secondary sources that brought focus to topics of the wars between Britain and America that Norman K. Risjord presented in his book Jefferson’s America, 1760-1815 (2010).
Both authors, Michaels and Coles had theses that elaborated on their time periods. For Michaels’ thesis presented how the Revolution war effected the people in the twentieth century. The main character, Jan, related to Charles Wilde, a soldier in the Revolution war, and stayed
…show more content…
He also objectively and effectively presented his thesis, and achieved his purpose by giving great detail about the battles that inner locked with the 1812 war. An excellent example of this was the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, when Alexander Perry and his army attacked and defeated the British.
In like matter, Michaels’ purpose for writing Patriot’s Dream was to present to her readers how the Revolutionary era affected some people. Moreover, she effectively illustrated her thesis, and achieved her purpose by going back and forth in time from the Revolutionary era to the twentieth century. She did this in chapter ten, when she mentioned how slaves served with the Continental army. Some of the blacks fought along with the British protecting their vessels from the Americans.
On the contrary, Michaels did not document her information or her conclusion. For from the beginning to the end, there was no mention of sources or citations. However, she did have the expertise as a historian- as for the battles and the people during that time period- but no information on people that actually had ancestors that fought or lived during that era. She made reference to Thomas Jefferson and his perspective on slavery. He believed in abolition for slaves, yet he still believed that white Americans were superior to African Americans as for

More about Patriot's Dream By Harry L. Coles Analysis

Open Document