The Freedoms We Lost (Hardcover)

Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America

By Barbara Clark Smith

New Press, 9781595581808, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2010

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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.

About the Author

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.