The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams

The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams

by Pauline Maier
     
 

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“[An] illuminating ‘collective biography’…. Vivid insights into these revolutionaries’ lives and time.” —Publishers Weekly
The “old revolutionaries” were Samuel Adams, Isaac Sears, Thomas Young, Richard Henry Lee, and Charles Carroll, five men of widely varying backgrounds who played significant roles in the

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“[An] illuminating ‘collective biography’…. Vivid insights into these revolutionaries’ lives and time.” —Publishers Weekly
The “old revolutionaries” were Samuel Adams, Isaac Sears, Thomas Young, Richard Henry Lee, and Charles Carroll, five men of widely varying backgrounds who played significant roles in the American Revolution. What motivations brought these different men together and made them decide to join the movement for Independence? In telling their stories, Pauline Maier explores the American Revolution not so much as a collective movement as a commitment to an ideal republic—which different people interpreted differently. Pauline Maier has written a new Introduction to the Norton paperback edition, in which she discusses the Old Revolutionaries’ pertinence to current debates over liberalism in the American Revolution. Professor Maier teaches history at MIT and is also the author of From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394510965
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/12/1980
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
352

Meet the Author

Pauline Maier is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History at MIT.

Pauline Maier is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History at MIT.

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