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Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation

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In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the Founding Fathers.

While the Founding Fathers advocated a break from Br
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Knopf (first published January 1st 2011)
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Lindsay
Turns out the New York Times has pretty good suggestions, or at least very well educated ones anyway. This book is the latest collaboration between many well known scholars in the Revolutionary America field. Gary Nash, one of the editors, is particularly well known for his study of the lesser known revolutionaries who contributed to winning independence and their subsequent determination to preserve the ideals of the war.

As a project, it's particularly impressive that they were able to get so m
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Timothy Finucane

The American Revolution was so much more than the few founding fathers we hear about in school. At it's heart was a revolution that was driven by the common people. This book does an excellent job showing how ordinary individuals influenced the outcome of the revolution and defined what America eventually became. A few of the individuals discussed are probably well known to many people, but most will likely not be in their high school history books, or if they are, not in the light shed here. Th

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Robert Smith
Very interesting, but the articles and the divergent stylistic differences create an uneven tone and pace at times. The substantive aspects are exceptional, however.
Taylor Sappington
Fantastic set of essays that show us the truly revolutionary elements of our revolution. Most of whom forgotten who shunned by the folks in the history books today.
Janet Biehl
New scholarship on the American revolutionary period, emphasizing the popular, working class movements and democratic institutions.
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