Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers: The Fight for Control of the American Revolution

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Michael Newton, 2011 - United States - 208 pages
Angry mobs launched the American Revolution when they protested against British acts of tyranny. These rebels threatened, harassed, and chased away British officials and Loyalists. The Founding Fathers agreed with the goals of these Patriots, but not with their methods. Fearing anarchy, the Founders channeled the passion of the mobs toward independence. Working together, the angry mobs and Founding Fathers defeated the mighty British army and won independence, but the new nation that emerged was anarchic and chaotic, much like the angry mobs themselves. Meeting behind closed doors, the Founding Fathers conspired to depose the Confederation government, wrote a new constitution, and created the world’s most successful republic. 'Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers' tells the little-known story of how these two groups fought for control of the American Revolution.
 

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So much is written of the Founding Fathers it's easy to believe that the American Revolution was fought by a total of fifty-six men. (Give or take a few, depending on your perspective.) I have been ... Read full review

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With politicians calling for a return to the Founding Fathers' intent -- while most of the time showing very little understanding of what that might mean -- this book makes for timely reading. The ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
1
FOUNDING FATHERS IN COLONIAL AMERICA
30
THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE
50
CHAOS IN THE CONFEDERATION
72
CREATING THE CONSTITUTION
90
A REPUBLIC IF YOU CAN KEEP IT
128
EPILOGUE
161
BIBLIOGRAPHY
185
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About the author (2011)

Michael E. Newton earned multiple degrees and graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University. He currently writes about the financial markets and is the author of The Path to Tyranny: A History of Free Society's Descent into Tyranny.

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