The Minutemen and Their World

The Minutemen and Their World

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Baker & Taylor
Reconstructs the social patterns and tensions that affected daily life in pre-Revolutionary Concord and helped shape British colonial policy

McMillan Palgrave

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The Minutemen and Their World, first published in 1976, is reissued now in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new Foreword by Alan Taylor and a new Afterword by the author.

On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. The "shot heard round the world" catapulted this sleepy New England town into the midst of revolutionary fervor, and Concord went on to become the intellectual capital of the new republic. The town--future home to Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne--soon came to symbolize devotion to liberty, intellectual freedom, and the stubborn integrity of rural life. In The Minutemen and Their World, Robert Gross has written a remarkably subtle and detailed reconstruction of the lives and community of this special place, and a compelling interpretation of the American Revolution as a social movement.



Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1976
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780809001200
0809001209
9780809069330
0809069334
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. : maps ; 21 cm

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