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The will of the people : the revolutionary birth of America

Author: T H Breen
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over eight years of war, ordinary Americans accomplished something extraordinary. Far from the actions of the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, they took responsibility for the course of the revolution. They policed their neighbors, sent troops and weapons to distant strangers committed to the same cause, and identified friends and traitors. By taking up the reins of power but also setting its limits,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T H Breen
ISBN: 9780674971790 0674971795
OCLC Number: 1090013418
Description: 261 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Revolutionary voices --
Rejection --
Assurance --
Fear --
Justice --
Betrayal --
Revenge --
Reflections.
Responsibility: T.H. Breen.

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T. H. Breen introduces us to the ordinary men and women who took responsibility for the course of the American revolution. Far from the actions of the Continental Congress and the Continental Army,  Read more...

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