A People's History of the American Revolution
How Common People Shaped the Fight for IndependenceBook - 2001
This first volume in The New Press People's History Series skillfully weaves diaries, personal letters, and other long-overlooked primary source material into the historical narrative. The result is a remarkable first-person perspective on the events leading up to and during the war. With a simple shift of the focus of history's lens -- away from Revolutionary leaders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and on to the slaves they owned, the Indians they displaced, and the men and boys who did the fighting -- Raphael brings us a true people's history of the Revolutionary experience.