9781595581808

The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America

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  • ISBN13:

    9781595581808

  • ISBN10:

    1595581804

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/30/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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Summary

An ambitious historical analysis of the American Revolution, which re-interprets the gains and losses experienced by ordinary people and challenges the easy narrative that subsumes the growth of 'freedom' into the story of the American nation. Esteemed historian Barbara Clark Smith proposes that many ordinary Americans were in fact more free on the eve of the revolution than they were two decades later. Barbara Clark Smith is the curator of social history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Author Biography

Barbara Clark Smith is the curator of social history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Her publications include After the Revolution and “Revolution in Boston,” a handbook for the National Park Service Freedom Trail. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
The Common Ground of Colonial Politicsp. 1
The Commitments They Broughtp. 47
Declarations of Interdependencep. 86
The Patriot Economyp. 134
The Freedoms They Lostp. 183
Notesp. 211
Indexp. 263
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