A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence

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Price
$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781620971833

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About the Author

Ray Raphael's books include The First American Revolution, Founding Myths, Founders, Constitutional Myths, and The Spirit of 74 (co-authored with Marie Raphael), all published by The New Press. He lives in Northern California.

Reviews

Praise for the 2001 edition:
"A tour de force Ray Raphael has probably altered the way in which future historians will see events."
"The Sunday Times" (London)
The unique value of Raphael's work lies in its mining, from extant primary sources, of the extraordinary recollections of ordinary witnesses to history.
"Booklist"
The nervy energy of this People s History is an arresting antidote to the air of self-satisfied triumphalism that so many Americans casually assume each July Fourth.
"Fresh Air" (NPR)
A cracking good readRay Raphael writes about the American Revolution as if he had been in the thick of it. His no-nonsense approach and style clarify the big issues and reveal the personal dimensions. This is truly a history of the people for the people.
Roy Porter, author of "Enlightenment"
Raphael uses his considerable gifts as a writer [to weave] a tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories of social groups.
"Los Angeles Times Book Review"
"
Praise for the 2001 edition:
"A tour de force Ray Raphael has probably altered the way in which future historians will see events."
The Sunday Times (London)
The unique value of Raphael's work lies in its mining, from extant primary sources, of the extraordinary recollections of ordinary witnesses to history.
Booklist
The nervy energy of this People s History is an arresting antidote to the air of self-satisfied triumphalism that so many Americans casually assume each July Fourth.
Fresh Air (NPR)
A cracking good readRay Raphael writes about the American Revolution as if he had been in the thick of it. His no-nonsense approach and style clarify the big issues and reveal the personal dimensions. This is truly a history of the people for the people.
Roy Porter, author of Enlightenment
Raphael uses his considerable gifts as a writer [to weave] a tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories of social groups.
Los Angeles Times Book Review
"
Praise for the 2001 edition:
"A tour de force...Ray Raphael has probably altered the way in which future historians will see events."
--The Sunday Times (London)

"The unique value of Raphael's work lies in its mining, from extant primary sources, of the extraordinary recollections of ordinary witnesses to history."
--Booklist

"The nervy energy of this People's History is an arresting antidote to the air of self-satisfied triumphalism that so many Americans casually assume each July Fourth."
--Fresh Air (NPR)

"A cracking good read...Ray Raphael writes about the American Revolution as if he had been in the thick of it. His no-nonsense approach and style clarify the big issues and reveal the personal dimensions. This is truly a history of the people for the people."
--Roy Porter, author of Enlightenment

"Raphael uses his considerable gifts as a writer [to weave] a tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories of social groups."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review