A People's History of the American Revolution

A People's History of the American Revolution

How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence

eBook - 2012
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The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read. -Howard Zinn. The first major effort to tell the history of the American Revolution from the often overlooked standpoints of its everyday participants, A People's History of the American Revolution is a highly accessible narrative of the wartime experience that brings in the stories of previously marginalized voices: the common people, slave and free, who made up the majority in eighteenth-century America. This first volume in The New Press People's History Series skillfully weaves diaries, personal letters, and other long-overlooke
Publisher: New York : New Press, The, 2012.
ISBN: 9781595588517
1595588515
Characteristics: 1 online resource (845 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Series Preface by Howard Zinn; Introduction; 1. Rank-and-File Rebels; Street Action; A Shoemaker's Tale; Country Rebellions; Frontier Swagger; Politics Out-of-Doors; Yankees With Staves and Musick; 2. Fighting Men and Boys; The Spirit of '75; An American Crusade; Forging an Army; In the Face of the Enemy; Cannons Roaring, Muskets Cracking; Death or Victory; Beasts of Prey; Winter Soldiers; Summer Soldiers; Giting Thair Rights; 3. Women; Expectations; A Duty We Owe; Women and the Army; Shaming; Where God Can We Fly from Danger?
Summary: The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read. -Howard Zinn. The first major effort to tell the history of the American Revolution from the often overlooked standpoints of its everyday participants, A People's History of the American Revolution is a highly accessible narrative of the wartime experience that brings in the stories of previously marginalized voices: the common people, slave and free, who made up the majority in eighteenth-century America. This first volume in The New Press People's History Series skillfully weaves diaries, personal letters, and other long-overlooke

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