The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book
Score: 3
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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party


  • Author : Alfred F. Young
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807071427

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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Excerpt :

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book
Score: 3.5
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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party


  • Author : Alfred F. Young
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2000-03-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0807054054

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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Excerpt :

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book
Score: 5
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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party


  • Author : Alfred F. Young
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2000-03-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0807054054

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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Excerpt :

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

Defiance of the Patriots Book
Score: 4
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Defiance of the Patriots


  • Author : Benjamin L. Carp
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300168457

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Defiance of the Patriots Excerpt :

This thrilling book tells the full story of the an iconic episode in American history, the Boston Tea Party-exploding myths, exploring the unique city life of eighteenth-century Boston, and setting this audacious prelude to the American Revolution in a global context for the first time. Bringing vividly to life the diverse array of people and places that the Tea Party brought together-from Chinese tea-pickers to English businessmen, Native American tribes, sugar plantation slaves, and Boston's ladies of leisure-Benjamin L. Carp illuminates how a determined group of New Englanders shook the foundations of the British Empire, and what this has meant for Americans since. As he reveals many little-known historical facts and considers the Tea Party's uncertain legacy, he presents a compelling and expansive history of an iconic event in America's tempestuous past.

Whose American Revolution was It  Book

Whose American Revolution was It


  • Author : Alfred F. Young
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814797112

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Whose American Revolution was It Excerpt :

"This moving account of a key figure in American history contributes greatly to our understanding of the past. It also informs our vision of the servant leader needed to guide the 1990s movement." --Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund "First-rate intellectual and political history, this study explores the relations between the practical objectives of SNCC and its moral and cultural goals." --Irwin Unger, Author of These United States and Postwar America "Robert Moses emerges from these pages as that rare modern hero, the man whose life enacts his principles, the rebel who steadfastly refuses to be victim or executioner and who mistrusts even his own leadership out of commitment to cultivating the strength, self-reliance, and solidarity of those with and for whom he is working. Eric Burner's engrossing account of Robert Moses's legendary career brings alive the everyday realities of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the gruelling campaign for voter registration and political organization in Mississippi." --Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities, Emory University, author of Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South Next to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, Bob Moses was arguably one of the most influential and respected leaders of the civil rights movement. Quiet and intensely private, Moses quickly became legendary as a man whose conduct exemplified leadership by example. He once resigned as head of the Council of Federated Organizations because "my position there was too strong, too central." Despite his centrality to the most important social movement in modern American history, Moses' life and the philosophy on which it is based have only been given cursory treatment and have never been the subject of a book-length biography. Biography is, by its very nature, a complicated act of recovery, even more so when the life under scrutiny deliberately avoids such attention. Eric Burne

Friends of Liberty Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Friends of Liberty


  • Author : Beatrice Gormley
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802854186

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Friends of Liberty Excerpt :

Sally Gifford, a Patriot shoemaker's daughter, tries to maintain her close friendship with Kitty Lawton, the daughter of a Loyalist official, as pre-Revolutionary War tensions in 1773 Boston increase and push them apart.

Steel Drivin  Man Book
Score: 4.5
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Steel Drivin Man


  • Author : Scott Reynolds Nelson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195341195

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Steel Drivin Man Excerpt :

The story of John Henry, the mighty railroad man who has become a towering figure in American culture, is told in this portrait of the most recorded folk song in American history.

American Leviathan Book

American Leviathan


  • Author : Patrick Griffin
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2007-04-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429922852

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American Leviathan Excerpt :

The war that raged along America's frontier during the period of the American Revolution was longer, bloodier, and arguably more revolutionary than what transpired on the Atlantic coast. Between 1763 and 1795 westerners not only participated in a War of Independence but engaged in a revolution that ushered in fundamental changes in social relations, political allegiances, and assumptions about the relationship between individuals and society. On the frontier, the process of forging sovereignty and citizens was stripped down to its essence. Settlers struggled with the very stuff of revolution: violence, uncertainty, disorder, and the frenzied competition to remake the fabric of society. In so doing, they were transformed from deferential subjects to self-sovereign citizens as the British Empire gave way to the American nation. But something more fundamental was at work. The violent nature of the contest to reconstitute sovereignty produced a revolutionary settlement in which race and citizenship went hand in hand. The common people demanded as much, and the state delivered. As westerners contended in a Hobbesian world, they also created some of the myths that made America American. Patrick Griffin recaptures a chaotic world of settlers, Indians, speculators, British regulars, and American and state officials, vying with one another to remake the West during its most formative period.

Masquerade Book

Masquerade


  • Author : Alfred F. Young
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679761853

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Masquerade Excerpt :

Follows the seventeen-month service of Deborah Sampson in the American Revolution, during which she successfully posed as a man, sharing details about her early life as an indentured servant; her achievements as a weaver, teacher, and religious rebel; and her postwar life as a wife, mother, writer, and veteran advocate. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Liberty Tree Book

Liberty Tree


  • Author : Alfred F. Young
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814796856

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Liberty Tree Excerpt :

In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.

Sensibility and the American Revolution Book

Sensibility and the American Revolution


  • Author : Sarah Knott
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807838747

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Sensibility and the American Revolution Excerpt :

In the wake of American independence, it was clear that the new United States required novel political forms. Less obvious but no less revolutionary was the idea that the American people needed a new understanding of the self. Sensibility was a cultural movement that celebrated the human capacity for sympathy and sensitivity to the world. For individuals, it offered a means of self-transformation. For a nation lacking a monarch, state religion, or standing army, sensibility provided a means of cohesion. National independence and social interdependence facilitated one another. What Sarah Knott calls "the sentimental project" helped a new kind of citizen create a new kind of government. Knott paints sensibility as a political project whose fortunes rose and fell with the broader tides of the Revolutionary Atlantic world. Moving beyond traditional accounts of social unrest, republican and liberal ideology, and the rise of the autonomous individual, she offers an original interpretation of the American Revolution as a transformation of self and society.

The Whites of Their Eyes Book
Score: 3.5
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The Whites of Their Eyes


  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400839810

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The Whites of Their Eyes Excerpt :

Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution--so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty--so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding, including the battle waged by the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and evangelical Christians to "take back America." Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, offers a careful and concerned look at American history according to the far right, from the "rant heard round the world," which launched the Tea Party, to the Texas School Board's adoption of a social-studies curriculum that teaches that the United States was established as a Christian nation. Along the way, she provides rare insight into the eighteenth-century struggle for independence--a history of the Revolution, from the archives. Lepore traces the roots of the far right's reactionary history to the bicentennial in the 1970s, when no one could agree on what story a divided nation should tell about its unruly beginnings. Behind the Tea Party's Revolution, she argues, lies a nostalgic and even heartbreaking yearning for an imagined past--a time less troubled by ambiguity, strife, and uncertainty--a yearning for an America that never was. The Whites of Their Eyes reveals that the far right has embraced a narrative about America's founding that is not only a fable but is also, finally, a variety of fundamentalism--anti-intellectual, antihistorical, and dangerously antipluralist. In a new afterword, Lepore addresses both the recent shift in Tea Party rhetoric from the Revolution to the Constitution and the diminished role of scholars as political commentators over the last half century of public debate.

Inheriting the Revolution Book

Inheriting the Revolution


  • Author : Joyce Appleby
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674006638

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Inheriting the Revolution Excerpt :

Details the experiences of the first generation of Americans who inherited the independent country, discussing the lives, businesses, and religious freedoms that transformed the country in its early years.

In Search of First Contact Book
Score: 4
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In Search of First Contact


  • Author : Annette Kolodny
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822352860

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In Search of First Contact Excerpt :

A radically new interpretation of two medieval Icelandic tales, known as the Vinland sagas, considering what the they reveal about native peoples, and how they contribute to the debate about whether Leif Eiriksson or Christopher Columbus should be credited as the first "discoverer" of America.

Symbolic Logic Book
Score: 1
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Symbolic Logic


  • Author : David W. Agler
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2012-12-13
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442217423

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Symbolic Logic Excerpt :

Brimming with visual examples of concepts, derivation rules, and proof strategies, this introductory text is ideal for students with no previous experience in logic. Students will learn translation both from formal language into English and from English into formal language; how to use truth trees and truth tables to test propositions for logical properties; and how to construct and strategically use derivation rules in proofs.