Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780812218701

Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle

Richards, Leonard L. Author

3.66 avg rating
( 38 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780812218701: Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle

During the bitter winter of 1786-87, Daniel Shays, a modest farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and his compatriot Luke Day led an unsuccessful armed rebellion against the state of Massachusetts. Their desperate struggle was fueled by the injustice of a regressive tax system and a conservative state government that seemed no better than British colonial rule. But despite the immediate failure of this local call-to-arms in the Massachusetts countryside, the event fundamentally altered the course of American history. Shays and his army of four thousand rebels so shocked the young nation's governing elite—even drawing the retired General George Washington back into the service of his country—that ultimately the Articles of Confederation were discarded in favor of a new constitution, the very document that has guided the nation for more than two hundred years, and brought closure to the American Revolution.

The importance of Shays's Rebellion has never been fully appreciated, chiefly because Shays and his followers have always been viewed as a small group of poor farmers and debtors protesting local civil authority. In Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle, Leonard Richards reveals that this perception is misleading, that the rebellion was much more widespread than previously thought, and that the participants and their supporters actually represented whole communities—the wealthy and the poor, the influential and the weak, even members of some of the best Massachusetts families.

Through careful examination of contemporary records, including a long-neglected but invaluable list of the participants, Richards provides a clear picture of the insurgency, capturing the spirit of the rebellion, the reasons for the revolt, and its long-term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. Shays's Rebellion, though seemingly a local affair, was the revolution that gave rise to modern American democracy.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Leonard L. Richards is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of numerous books, including The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860 and The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams, a finalist in 1987 for the Pulitzer Prize for biography.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 15.31

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. During the bitter winter of 1786-87, Daniel Shays, a modest farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and his compatriot Luke Day led an unsuccessful armed rebellion against the state of Massachusetts. Their desperate struggle was fueled by the injustice of a regressive tax system and a conservative state government that seemed no better than British colonial rule. But despite the immediate failure of this local call-to-arms in the Massachusetts countryside, the event fundamentally altered the course of American history. Shays and his army of four thousand rebels so shocked the young nation s governing elite-even drawing the retired General George Washington back into the service of his country-that ultimately the Articles of Confederation were discarded in favor of a new constitution, the very document that has guided the nation for more than two hundred years, and brought closure to the American Revolution. The importance of Shays s Rebellion has never been fully appreciated, chiefly because Shays and his followers have always been viewed as a small group of poor farmers and debtors protesting local civil authority. In Shays s Rebellion: The American Revolution s Final Battle, Leonard Richards reveals that this perception is misleading, that the rebellion was much more widespread than previously thought, and that the participants and their supporters actually represented whole communities-the wealthy and the poor, the influential and the weak, even members of some of the best Massachusetts families. Through careful examination of contemporary records, including a long-neglected but invaluable list of the participants, Richards provides a clear picture of the insurgency, capturing the spirit of the rebellion, the reasons for the revolt, and its long-term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. Shays s Rebellion, though seemingly a local affair, was the revolution that gave rise to modern American democracy. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
MediaCastle
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. May have minor shelf wear. Fast Shipping. APO,FPO welcome. Bookseller Inventory # 912133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. During the bitter winter of 1786-87, Daniel Shays, a modest farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and his compatriot Luke Day led an unsuccessful armed rebellion against the state of Massachusetts. Their desperate struggle was fueled by the injustice of a regressive tax system and a conservative state government that seemed no better than British colonial rule. But despite the immediate failure of this local call-to-arms in the Massachusetts countryside, the event fundamentally altered the course of American history. Shays and his army of four thousand rebels so shocked the young nation s governing elite-even drawing the retired General George Washington back into the service of his country-that ultimately the Articles of Confederation were discarded in favor of a new constitution, the very document that has guided the nation for more than two hundred years, and brought closure to the American Revolution. The importance of Shays s Rebellion has never been fully appreciated, chiefly because Shays and his followers have always been viewed as a small group of poor farmers and debtors protesting local civil authority. In Shays s Rebellion: The American Revolution s Final Battle, Leonard Richards reveals that this perception is misleading, that the rebellion was much more widespread than previously thought, and that the participants and their supporters actually represented whole communities-the wealthy and the poor, the influential and the weak, even members of some of the best Massachusetts families. Through careful examination of contemporary records, including a long-neglected but invaluable list of the participants, Richards provides a clear picture of the insurgency, capturing the spirit of the rebellion, the reasons for the revolt, and its long-term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. Shays s Rebellion, though seemingly a local affair, was the revolution that gave rise to modern American democracy. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9780812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Leonard L. Richards provides a clear picture of Shays's Rebellion, capturing the spirit of the insurgency, the reasons for the revolt, and its long-term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. Shays's Rebellion, though seemingly a local affair, was the revolution that gave rise to modern American democracy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 12
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0812218701 Shays's Rebellion. Bookseller Inventory # 4934636

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by Univ of Pennsylvania Pr (2003)
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IH-9780812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 150mm x 14mm x 229mm. Paperback. During the bitter winter of 1786-87, Daniel Shays, a modest farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and his compatriot Luke Day led an unsuccessful armed rebellion against the state of Massa.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 216 pages. 0.358. Bookseller Inventory # 9780812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Richards, Leonard L. Author
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0812218701 ISBN 13: 9780812218701
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780812218701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.66
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book