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1775: A Good Year for Revolution

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Intrigued

I have been doing genealogy research this past year. As I read the local histories and documents, I am discovering US history is more complicated than the story in the average history book. I am suspicious American understanding of our history may be more biased than ...
I have been doing genealogy research this past year. As I read the local histories and documents, I am discovering US history is more complicated than the story in the average history book. I am suspicious American understanding of our history may be more biased than is assumed. This bias may be a large influence in how we perceive American identity, historical goals, reality, and even our documents.

In his introduction, Phillips makes reference to this disparity between facts and myths. I am interested in reading his position and comparing it to the original facts and the common interpretation of the facts. There is a bibliography to assist readers to find and read documents that influenced Phillips research. For those serious about learning the real American history, this book may provide a framework for more study. That is the reason I will read it.

posted by 7992406 on December 5, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

biased

Pigeon hole one year without describing why it's abundantly more crucial than '74 or '76? Historically accurate but definitely more opinion than history. This book wasn't bad, but for $20 bucks, i expect a lot better.

posted by 16769847 on December 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Intrigued

    I have been doing genealogy research this past year. As I read the local histories and documents, I am discovering US history is more complicated than the story in the average history book. I am suspicious American understanding of our history may be more biased than is assumed. This bias may be a large influence in how we perceive American identity, historical goals, reality, and even our documents.

    In his introduction, Phillips makes reference to this disparity between facts and myths. I am interested in reading his position and comparing it to the original facts and the common interpretation of the facts. There is a bibliography to assist readers to find and read documents that influenced Phillips research. For those serious about learning the real American history, this book may provide a framework for more study. That is the reason I will read it.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

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    If you are truly interested in detailed history of how the revol

    If you are truly interested in detailed history of how the revolution began, the interaction of individuals who played a major part, what part each of the 13 colonies, played, and would like to eliminate the overly simplistic portrayal of the American revolution with which most of us have been presented over the years, you will enjoy this book. It is far more detailed than most readers will want but that is what makes it so revealing and so educational. Phillips shows that the revolution did not come easily outside of New England. Some colonies came close to having their own civil war. The war was not popular in England to the point troops to fight the colonials had to be rented from other countries. Crops of the South played a major role in supplying the patriots with arms and powder. There was far more than the Stamp Act, the tea tax, the Quebec Act and the stationing of English troops in the colonies that led to such dissatisfaction with King George and English politicians that brought so many colonials to the point of revolution. Phillips details it all and, for me at least, provides a history I never knew.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    A great read

    Highly recommend.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    If you want add view of how the American Revolution came to pass, should read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    biased

    Pigeon hole one year without describing why it's abundantly more crucial than '74 or '76? Historically accurate but definitely more opinion than history. This book wasn't bad, but for $20 bucks, i expect a lot better.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    It read like a book report and it was heavy in foreshadowing.

    It read like a book report and it was heavy in foreshadowing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Good text book,not a page turning experence like morrison et al.

    as above. 81BAMA

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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