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Fries's Rebellion: The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution
Fries's Rebellion The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution Paul Douglas Newman "Newman has given us the best book yet on the so-called Fries rebellion, a 1799 uprising in the German-speaking counties of eastern Pennsylvania. Newman provides a thorough and frequently gripping narrative of the resistance and its aftermath."--Journal of American History "A well-resea ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published March 10th 2005 by University of Pennsylvania Press
(first published July 19th 2004)
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If you're not into early American power struggles, this is not the book for you. In fact, even if you are it may not be. I happen to love the topic (I'm from one of the places where it all happened), but I found the book was written for someone who knew the topic as well as the author did. Since this is the first book-length history of the Rebellion, that would be no one. It was convoluted and spent too little time on who was doing what and why. In the end it was factual but lifeless.
Definitly a yawner if you don't like the topic. This book deals with some of the social problems that exsisted in the Early American republic, and how the government (and common man) responded. I loved it, but have to admit that it is NOT a page-turner.