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

Breen, T. H., (author.).
Book Book (2010.)
Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2010.
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  • ISBN: 0809075881 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780809075881 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages [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.
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."--Jacket.
Citation: Breen, T H. "American insurgents, American patriots : the revolution of the people." New York : Hill and Wang, 2010.

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