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The Resource American insurgents, American patriots : the revolution of the people, T.H. Breen

American insurgents, American patriots : the revolution of the people, T.H. Breen

Label
American insurgents, American patriots : the revolution of the people
Title
American insurgents, American patriots
Title remainder
the revolution of the people
Statement of responsibility
T.H. Breen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging decades of received wisdom, T.H. Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans-- most of them members of farm families living in small communities-- were drawn into a successful insurgency against imperial authority. This is the compelling story of our national political origins that most Americans do not know. It is a story of rumor, charity, vengeance, and restraint. American insurgents, American patriots reminds us that revolutions are violent events. They provoke passion and rage, a willingness to use violence to achieve political ends, a deep sense of betrayal, and a strong religious conviction that God expects an oppressed people to defend their rights. The American Revolution was no exception."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.B76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American insurgents, American patriots : the revolution of the people, T.H. Breen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-324) and index
Contents
Introduction : the revolutionary world of Matthew Patten -- The face of colonial society -- Ghost stories in a time of political crisis -- Revenge of the countryside -- Reaching out to others -- The power of rumor : the day the British destroyed Boston -- The association : the second stage of insurgency -- Schools of revolution -- Insurgents in power -- An appeal to heaven : religion and rights -- Endgames of empire
Control code
ocn456171429
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9780809075881
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009042496
System control number
(OCoLC)456171429
Label
American insurgents, American patriots : the revolution of the people, T.H. Breen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-324) and index
Contents
Introduction : the revolutionary world of Matthew Patten -- The face of colonial society -- Ghost stories in a time of political crisis -- Revenge of the countryside -- Reaching out to others -- The power of rumor : the day the British destroyed Boston -- The association : the second stage of insurgency -- Schools of revolution -- Insurgents in power -- An appeal to heaven : religion and rights -- Endgames of empire
Control code
ocn456171429
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9780809075881
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009042496
System control number
(OCoLC)456171429

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