The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord (Google eBook)

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The New Press, Dec 13, 2013 - History - 288 pages
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According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with “the shot heard round the world.” Now in paperback, Ray Raphael’s 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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Review: The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

This work documents rebellion to British rule in the years prior to the American Revolution of 1775. Gives a good portrayal of life and politics in the colonies. Read full review

Review: The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord

User Review  - Mike Hankins - Goodreads

Standard narratives of the origins of the American Revolution often center around tensions in Boston as a result of the Coercive Acts, specifically the Boston Port Act. Ray Raphael sees this focus as ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
DIVISION
PART
Chapter 3 INTIMIDATION
Chapter 4 CONFRONTATION
Chapter5 CONSOLIDATION
BATTLE LINES
Chapter 7THE END OFREVOLUTION
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Ray Raphael is the author of numerous books, including An Everyday History of Somewhere, The Men from the Boys: Rites of Passage in Male America, and Tree Talk: The People and Politics of Timber. He lives in northern California.

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