A People s History of the American Revolution

. . Ray Raphael has probably altered the way in which future historians will see events.” —The Sunday Times

A People s History of the American Revolution

Author: Ray Raphael

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1620972808

Page: 384

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“The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read.” —Howard Zinn Upon its initial publication, Ray Raphael’s magisterial A People’s History of the American Revolution was hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as “relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental.” With impeccable skill, Raphael presented a wide array of fascinating scholarship within a single volume, employing a bottom-up approach that has served as a revelation. A People’s History of the American Revolution draws upon diaries, personal letters, and other Revolutionary-era treasures, weaving a thrilling “you are there” narrative—“a tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories”. Raphael shifts the focus away from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to the slaves they owned, the Indians they displaced, and the men and boys who did the fighting (Los Angeles Times Book Review). This “remarkable perspective on a familiar part of American history” helps us appreciate more fully the incredible diversity of the American Revolution (Kirkus Reviews). “Through letters, diaries, and other accounts, Raphael shows these individuals—white women and men of the farming and laboring classes, free and enslaved African Americans, Native Americans, loyalists, and religious pacifists—acting for or against the Revolution and enduring a war that compounded the difficulties of everyday life.” —Library Journal “A tour de force . . . Ray Raphael has probably altered the way in which future historians will see events.” —The Sunday Times

The Real History of the American Revolution

An authoritative history of the American Revolution furnishes fresh insights into a seminal period in history, drawing on period quotes, rarely viewed illustrations, eyewitness accounts, pop culture, maps, statistics, and other sources to ...

The Real History of the American Revolution

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768163

Page: 371

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An authoritative history of the American Revolution furnishes fresh insights into a seminal period in history, drawing on period quotes, rarely viewed illustrations, eyewitness accounts, pop culture, maps, statistics, and other sources to go beyond conventional views of the birth of the United States, the causes of the war, and more.

The Attempt to Steal the Bicentennial

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The Attempt to Steal the Bicentennial

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Page: 246

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Contemporary Authors

Booklist, March 1, 2001, Gilbert Taylor, review of A Peoples History of the
American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence,
p. 1223. Choice, December, 1985, J. M. McCarthy, review of The Teacher's Voice
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Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787667047

Page: 452

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

The American Revolution 1763 1783

The causes of the Revolution, popular participation, the cancer of slavery; military and world aspects.

The American Revolution  1763 1783

Author: Herbert Aptheker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS CO

ISBN: 9780717800056

Page: 304

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The causes of the Revolution, popular participation, the cancer of slavery; military and world aspects.

History of the American Revolution

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good of the people , not the people for them . No government has a right to make
slaves of the subject . Most governments are , in fact , arbitrary , and
consequently ...

History of the American Revolution

Author: George Bancroft

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 554

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The American Revolution

What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer. That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft.

The American Revolution

Author: Gordon S. Wood

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9781588361585

Page: 224

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.”—Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers A magnificent account of the revolution in arms and consciousness that gave birth to the American republic. When Abraham Lincoln sought to define the significance of the United States, he naturally looked back to the American Revolution. He knew that the Revolution not only had legally created the United States, but also had produced all of the great hopes and values of the American people. Our noblest ideals and aspirations-our commitments to freedom, constitutionalism, the well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the Revolutionary era. Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty. The Revolution, in short, gave birth to whatever sense of nationhood and national purpose Americans have had. No doubt the story is a dramatic one: Thirteen insignificant colonies three thousand miles from the centers of Western civilization fought off British rule to become, in fewer than three decades, a huge, sprawling, rambunctious republic of nearly four million citizens. But the history of the American Revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn. It is a complicated and at times ironic story that needs to be explained and understood, not blindly celebrated or condemned. How did this great revolution come about? What was its character? What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer. That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft. From the Hardcover edition.

A History of the American Revolution

But most of all this is a balanced history—political, military, social, constitutional—of the thirteen colonies from the French and Indian War in 1763 to Washington’s inauguration in 1789.

A History of the American Revolution

Author: John Alden

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307831388

Page: 544

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The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship that has altered opinions about George III and Lord North. But most of all this is a balanced history—political, military, social, constitutional—of the thirteen colonies from the French and Indian War in 1763 to Washington’s inauguration in 1789. Whether dealing with legendary figures like Adams and Jefferson or lesser-known aspects of a much picked-over subject, Alden writes with insights and broad eloquence.

The Founding of a Nation

"The magisterial sweep of Merrill Jensen's The Founding of a Nation remains unchallenged.Moving masterfully between provincial politics and imperial rivalries, Jensen's splendid accountof the political realities that shaped each of Britain ...

The Founding of a Nation

Author: Merrill Jensen

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872207059

Page: 752

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"The magisterial sweep of Merrill Jensen's The Founding of a Nation remains unchallenged.Moving masterfully between provincial politics and imperial rivalries, Jensen's splendid accountof the political realities that shaped each of Britain's thirteen mainland colonies during the years1763-1776 sharply delineates the political context of the coming of the American Revolution." --Ronald Hoffman, Director, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

A People s History of the United States

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use.

A People s History of the United States

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456610813

Page: 619

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The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each chapter, this edition spans American Beginnings, Reconstruction, the Civil War and through to the present, with new chapters on the Clinton Presidency, the 2000 elections, and the "War on Terrorism."

FBI Surveillance of Mexicans and Chicanos 1920 1980

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, (Boston: Beacon Press,
2014). She also has ... An Interpretation of the Social-Constitutional History of the
American Revolution, 1774–1781, (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1959
).

FBI Surveillance of Mexicans and Chicanos  1920 1980

Author: José Angel Gutierrez

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793615810

Page: 380

View: 218

A multi-chapter book, first of its kind, that identifies, describes, and analyzes FBI documents revealing the hidden history of surveillance of Mexicans and Chicanos in the United States of America.

American Revolution

American Revolution looks at one of the most significant eras in American history through the eyes of its least famous and least studied participants, including women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, soldiers, children, ...

American Revolution

Author: Andrew Frank

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097031

Page: 323

View: 773

Moving beyond traditional texts, this revealing volume explores the world of the average citizens who played an integral part in the Revolutionary era of American history. * Fourteen distinguished historians examine the social effects of the American Revolution on the people who lived through it * Includes diary entries, personal letters, news stories, and other first-person accounts of people often ignored in history