Table of Contents
Introduction: Alfred F. Young
Part 1: Who Shall Rule at Home?
1. The Making and Unmaking of an American Ruling Class: Gary J. Kornblith and John M. Murrin
2. The American Revolution, Capitalism, and the Formation of the Yeoman Classes: Allan Kulikoff
Part 2: Liberty for Whom?
3. "To Secure the Blessings of Liberty": Language, the Revolution, and American Capitalism: Edward Countryman
4. "Liberty Is Sweet": African-American Freedom Struggles in the Years before White Independence: Peter H. Wood
5. "I Thought I Should Liberate Myself from the Thraldom of Other": Apprentices, Masters, and the Revolution: W. J. Rorabaugh
Part 3: In Victory and Defeat
6. Agrarian Independence: Northern land Rioters after the Revolution: Alan Taylor
7. "The Key of Liberty": William Manning and Plebeian Democracy: Michael Merrill and Sean Wilentz
8. The Novel as Subversive Activity: Women Reading, Women Writing: Cathy N. Davidson
Afterword: How Radical Was the American Revolution?: Alfred F. Young