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The Resource Liberty tree : ordinary people and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye

Liberty tree : ordinary people and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye

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Liberty tree : ordinary people and the American Revolution
Title
Liberty tree
Title remainder
ordinary people and the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Alfred F. Young ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With the publication of Liberty Tree, acclaimed historian Alfred F. Young presents a selection of his seminal writing as well as two provocative, never-before-published essays. Together, they take the reader on a journey through the American Revolution, exploring the role played by ordinary women and men (called, at the time, people out of doors) in shaping events during and after the Revolution, their impact on the Founding generation of the new American nation, and finally how this populist side of the Revolution has fared in public memory. Drawing on a wide range of sources, which include not only written documents but also material items like powder horns, and public rituals like parades and tarring and featherings, Young places ordinary Americans at the center of the Revolution. For example, in one essay he views the Constitution of 1787 as the result of an intentional accommodation by elites with non-elites, while another piece explores the process of ongoing negotiations would-be rulers conducted with the middling sort; women, enslaved African Americans, and Native Americans. Moreover, questions of history and modern memory are engaged by a compelling examination of icons of the Revolution, such as the pamphleteer Thomas Paine and Boston's Freedom Trail. For over forty years, history lovers, students, and scholars alike have been able to hear the voices and see the actions of ordinary people during the Revolutionary Era, thanks to Young's path-breaking work, which seamlessly blends sophisticated analysis with compelling and accessible prose. From his award-winning work on mechanics, or artisans, in the seaboard cities of the Northeast to the all but forgotten liberty tree, a major popular icon of the Revolution explored in depth for the first time, Young continues to astound readers as he forges new directions in the history of the American Revolution."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Alfred F.
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.Y68 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kaye, Harvey J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
  • Radicalism
  • Radicalisme
  • États-Unis
  • Radicalism
  • United States
  • Radikalismus
  • Freiheitsbaum
  • Revolution
  • Alltag
  • Unabhängigkeitskrieg
  • USA
  • Bevölkerung
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
Label
Liberty tree : ordinary people and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conservatives, the Constitution, and the "Genius of the people"
  • How radical was the American Revolution?
  • Part III.
  • Memory : lost and found.
  • The celebration and damnation of Thomas Paine
  • The Freedom Trail : walking the Revolution in Boston
  • Liberty Tree : made in America, lost in America
  • Introduction : Why write the history of ordinary people?
  • Part I.
  • The people out of doors.
  • The mechanics of the revolution : "By hammer and hand all arts do stand"
  • "Persons of consequence" : the women of Boston and the making of the American Revolution, 1766-1776
  • Tar and feathers and the ghost of Oliver Cromwell : English Plebeian culture and American radicalism
  • Part II.
  • Accommodations.
Control code
ocm64770926
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 419 pages
Isbn
9780814796863
Lccn
2006008340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64770926
  • (OCoLC)64770926
Label
Liberty tree : ordinary people and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conservatives, the Constitution, and the "Genius of the people"
  • How radical was the American Revolution?
  • Part III.
  • Memory : lost and found.
  • The celebration and damnation of Thomas Paine
  • The Freedom Trail : walking the Revolution in Boston
  • Liberty Tree : made in America, lost in America
  • Introduction : Why write the history of ordinary people?
  • Part I.
  • The people out of doors.
  • The mechanics of the revolution : "By hammer and hand all arts do stand"
  • "Persons of consequence" : the women of Boston and the making of the American Revolution, 1766-1776
  • Tar and feathers and the ghost of Oliver Cromwell : English Plebeian culture and American radicalism
  • Part II.
  • Accommodations.
Control code
ocm64770926
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 419 pages
Isbn
9780814796863
Lccn
2006008340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64770926
  • (OCoLC)64770926

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