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A People's History of the American Revolution : How Common by Ray Raphael

By Ray Raphael

The easiest single-volume background of the Revolution i've got read.-Howard Zinn. the 1st significant attempt to inform the heritage of the yank Revolution from the usually missed standpoints of its daily members, A People's heritage of the yank Revolution is a hugely obtainable narrative of the wartime adventure that brings within the tales of formerly marginalized voices: the typical humans, slave and loose, who Read more...

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They literally shored the British Navy (or so they thought). Seizing a barge which they mistakenly thought belonged to the Crown, scores of burly laborers, brash apprentices, and hardened seamen “dragged it, with as much seeming ease through the streets as if it had been in the water,” first to the governor’s mansion and then to the Commons, where they set it ablaze. Governor Shirley called out the militia, but only the officers showed up—the rest of the militiamen, it seems, were part of the crowd.

Taxation without representation” was real for those who voted and paid taxes; for those who did neither, other symbols loomed larger. In Virginia the lower classes resented horse racing and gambling, customs of the plantation gentry. ” Patrons were driven into the street, “their Caps, Hats, Wigs, Cardinals, and Cloaks . . ”18 Why was the theater so hated? Theatergoers dressed in high fashion, arrived in carriages, and spent their money on frivolities. A New Yorker writing under the name of “Philander” complained that season tickets sold for as much as fifty pounds, while poor people starved.

37 The shoemaker’s career as a street activist peaked during the Boston Tea Party. On a cold night in December of 1773, Hewes recalled years later, he had dressed as an Indian and covered his face and hands with coal dust. I fell in with many who were dressed, equipped and painted as I was . . When we arrived at the wharf, there were three of our number who assumed authority to direct our operations, to which we readily submitted. They divided us into three parties, for the purpose of boarding the three ships which contained tea at the same time.

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