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A People’s History of the American Revolution is a sweeping narrative of the wartime experience, one that brings in the ories of previously unheard voices—those of the ommon people, slave and free, who represented the rna jomy of eighteenth-century America. A People’s History of the American Revolution weave diaries, personal letters, memoirs, and other long-overlooked primary sources into a remarkable first-person account of the events leading up to and during the war. From this perspective, the long srruggle for independence appears as far more than a simple fight to break from England.
The problem started when some fifty British sailors, seeking a better life in the New World, deserted from HMS Lark. Commodore Charles Knowles responded by ordering a predawn sweep of the waterfront to find the deserters and, failing that, to impress other warm bodies into service on the Lark. Later that morning, according to an eyewitness, a “body of men arose I believe with no other motive than to rescue if possible the captivated . . ” This was not the first time impressment gangs swept through the wharves and taverns of Boston, and every time they did, they met resistance.
Native Americans Western Abenakis . . Iroquois . . Delaware and Shawnee . . Cherokees . . Catawbas . . Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles 6. African Americans The Promise and the Panic of ’75 . . Liberty to Slaves . . A Board Game . . Two Émigrés . . Patriots of Color . . Toward Freedom? 7. The Body of the People People’s History and the American Revolution . . Who’s In and Who’s Out . . The Human Face of Freedom Notes Index The research for A People’s History of the American Revolution was made possible in part by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.