Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation

Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation

by Ray Raphael

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595583277
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Ray Raphael has taught at a one-room public high school, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. His twelve books include Founding Myths, A People’s History of the American Revolution, and The First American Revolution, all available from The New Press. He lives in Redway, California.

Table of Contents

List of Images vii

Introduction ix

Act I Resistance 1

1 Facing East and West 3

2 Liberty and Property-and No Stamps! 32

3 A Perfect Sense of Their Rights 51

4 A Violent Turn 76

5 Politics and Tea 102

Act II Revolution 125

6 The First American Revolution 127

7 Going Continental 154

8 Blows Must Decide 168

9 Rage Militaire 187

10 Liberty for All? 216

11 Independence 234

Act III War 261

12 Battle Lines 263

13 Home Rule-First Drafts 292

14 In Victory and Defeat 311

15 Falling Apart 336

16 Endgame 369

Act IV Nation 397

17 Settling Up 399

18 Desires and Discontents 419

19 New Rules 444

20 Lives and Legacies 493

Notes and Sources 519

Image Credits 573

Index 577

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