The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America


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A prize-winning historian provides the missing piece in the story of America’s founding, introducing us to the ordinary men and women who turned a faltering rebellion against colonial rule into an unexpectedly potent and enduring revolution.Over eight years of war, ordinary Americans accomplished something extraordinary. Far from the actions of the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, they took responsibility for the course of the revolution. They policed their neighbors, sent troops and weapons to distant strangers committed to the same cause, and identified friends and traitors. By taking up the reins of power but also setting its limits, they ensured America’s success. Without their participation there would have been no victory over Great Britain, no independence. The colonial rebellion would have ended like so many others―in failure.The driving force behind the creation of a country based on the will of the people, T. H. Breen shows, was in fact the people itself. In villages, towns, and cities from Georgia to New Hampshire, Americans managed local affairs, negotiated shared sacrifice, and participated in a political system in which each believed they were as good as any other. Presenting hundreds of stories, Breen captures the powerful sense of equality and responsibility resulting from this process of self-determination.With striking originality, Breen restores these missing Americans to our founding and shows why doing so is essential for understanding why our revolution ended differently from others that have shaped the modern world. In the midst of revolution’s anger, fear, and passion―the forgotten elements in any effective resistance―these Americans preserved a political culture based on the rule of law. In the experiences of these unsung revolutionaries can be seen the creation of America’s singular political identity.

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Manufacturer:
Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Category:
History
Release Date:
2019-09-17
EAN:
9780674971790
ISBN:
0674971795
Author:
T. H. Breen
Publisher:
Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Publication Date:
2019-09-17
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.25 pounds
Item Size:
1.1 x 9.4 x 6.4 inches
Package Weight:
1.24 pounds
Package Size:
6.54 x 0.91 x 9.49 inches

 


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