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A Rock and a Hard Place . . A Lost Cause 5. 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.

Country Rebellions . . Frontier Swagger . . Politics Out-of-Doors . . Yankees With Staves and Musick 2. Fighting Men and Boys The Spirit of ’75 . . An American Crusade . . Forging an Army . . In the Face of the Enemy . . Cannons Roaring, Muskets Cracking . . Death or Victory . . Beasts of Prey . . Winter Soldiers . . Summer Soldiers . . Giting Thair Rights 3. Women Expectations . . A Duty We Owe . . Women and the Army . . Shaming . . Where God Can We Fly from Danger? . What Was Done, Was Done by Myself 4.

The majestic ideals of Thomas Jefferson, the persuasive words of Sam Adams and Tom Paine, the seasoned wisdom of Ben Franklin, the inspirational leadership of George Washington—great men with great ideas were the midwives to American liberty. The rebels had dumped tea, issued declarations, and killed a few redcoats who deserved their fates—but they had inflicted no mass carnage. Americans preferred to believe that their nation was conceived in an epiphany of republican glory. The leaders of the new nation had a particular interest in selective memory as they utilized patriotic fervor to forge a viable union.

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