The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord

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The New Press, 16 de mar. de 2010 - 146 páginas
The original rebels: “Brings into clear focus events and identities of ordinary people who should share the historic limelight with the Founding Fathers.” —Publishers Weekly
 
According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with “the shot heard ’round the world.” But the people started taking action earlier than many think. The First American Revolution uses the wide-angle lens of a people’s historian to tell a surprising new story of America’s revolutionary struggle.
 
In the years before the battle of Lexington and Concord, local people—men and women of common means but of uncommon courage—overturned British authority and declared themselves free from colonial oppression, with acts of rebellion that long predated the Boston Tea Party. In rural towns such as Worcester, Massachusetts, democracy set down roots well before the Boston patriots made their moves in the fight for independence. Richly documented, The First American Revolution recaptures in vivid detail the grassroots activism that drove events in the years leading up to the break from Britain.
 

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By September of 1774, the British had lost all control of Massachusetts outside of Boston, with the most dramatic action culminating in Worcester. It was a revolution in which no one was killed and ... Ler resenha completa

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Title Page
DIVISION
INTIMIDATION
CONFRONTATION
CONSOLIDATION
BATTLE LINES
THE END OF REVOLUTION
WHY THE STORY HAS NOT BEEN TOLD
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