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

By Ray Raphael

Upon its first e-book in 2001 because the inaugural quantity within the New Press People’s background sequence, edited through the past due Howard Zinn, Ray Raphael’s magisterial A People’s heritage of the yankee Revolution was once hailed by means of Fresh Air as “relentlessly competitive and unsentimental.” With impeccable ability, Raphael provided a big selection of attention-grabbing scholarship inside a unmarried quantity, utilizing a bottom-up process that has served as a revelation to millions of Americans.

A People’s historical past of the yankee Revolution attracts upon diaries, own letters, and different Revolutionary-era treasures, weaving an exhilarating, “you are there” narrative—“a tapestry that makes use of person reviews to demonstrate the bigger tales” (Los Angeles instances e-book Review). within the trademark sort of Howard Zinn, Raphael shifts the focal point clear of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to the slaves they owned, the Indians they displaced, and the lads and boys who did the fighting.

This “remarkable standpoint on a well-known a part of American historical past” (Kirkus) is helping us savor extra totally the marvelous variety of the yankee Revolution by means of assisting us see it via diverse units of eyes.

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