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Revolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier

Author: Michael A Bellesiles
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this revisionary look at the eighteenth-century frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles shows us that more than a legendary Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen was the leader of a group of frontier subsistence farmers united in their opposition to New York elites and land speculators; the independence Allen and his followers fought for was as much from eastern elites as it was from the British crown. But what makes the
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ethan Allen; Ethan Allen; Ethan Allen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Bellesiles
ISBN: 0813914191 9780813914190 0813916038 9780813916033
OCLC Number: 26401627
Description: xi, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Legacies --
"No change was to be expected" --
"The fatigues of settlement" --
"Riotous persons & parties" --
"On wings of glory" --
"Our injured little republic" --
Law and political power --
War, diplomacy, and independence --
Frontier philosopher --
The fate of revolutionary republicanism --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Michael A. Bellesiles.

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