The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution, Abridged Edition (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 2009 - History
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Review: The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution

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While many have characterized the American Revolution primarily as struggle for colonial independence, grounded in republican values and led by enlightened leaders, Gary Nash has taken a more complex ... Read full review

Review: The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution

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Gary B. Nash's 1979 book argues that cities are a society's leading edge in meeting the future, and examines colonial Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Covering the crowds of thousands and tens of ... Read full review

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Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. He won the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726; Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America; The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution; Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840; and The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution.

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