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A People's History of the American Revolution

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A People's History of the American Revolution

How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence

By Ray Raphael

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060004408, 506pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 2002

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A sweeping narrative of the wartime experience, A People's History of the American Revolution is the first book to view the revolution through the eyes of common folk. Their stories have long been overlooked in the mythic telling of America's founding, but are crucial to a comprehensive understanding of the fight for independence. Now, the experiences of farmers, laborers, rank and file soldiers, women, Native Americans, and African Americans -- found in diaries, letters, memoirs and other long-ignored primary sources -- create a gritty account of rebellion, filled with ideals and outrage, loss, sacrifice, and sometimes scurrilous acts...but always ringing with truth.



Praise For A People's History of the American Revolution

"I have found [Raphael's] book extraordinary, indeed the best single volume history of the Revolution I have seen."
-Howard Zinn

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