The Freedoms We Lost
Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America
By Barbara Clark Smith
(New Press, The, Hardcover, 9781595581808, 288pp.)
Publication Date: November 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: United States - Revolutionary War
The Freedoms We Lost is an ambitious historical analysis of the American revolution that reinterprets the gains and losses experienced by ordinary Americans and challenges the easy narrative that subsumes the growth of freedom” into the story of the American nation. Esteemed historian Barbara Clark Smith proposes that many ordinary Americans were in fact more free on the eve of Revolution than they were two decades later.
Barbara Clark Smith is the curator of political history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Her publications include After the Revolution and Revolution in Boston,” a handbook for the National Park Service Freedom Trail. She lives in Washington, D.C. This is her first trade book.