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Every life was touched by the tide of revolution in North America. Whether you were a Tory, a Patriot, a slave, a Native American, a mother, or a child, your life was affected by the war that swept through the colonies. Some people wrote about their experiences in memoirs, journals and biographies. Others did not write down their stories and they are lost to time. This small collection can help us gain an understanding of just how this dramatic moment in history affected the lives of ordinary Americans.\n\nThe war would change their lives, and the world, forever.