The Radicals Behind the American Revolution: Six Who Spoke for Freedom

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The settling of British America was a unique event in modern history. For the first time, an entire continent was available to those from many cultures and religions who wished for new opportunities free from the feudal remnants and rigid class distinctions of Europe that still existed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Enlightenment ideas and new challenges combined to create documents of government that allowed a degree of freedom and social mobility that led to a proto-democratic society, despite the differences between the thirteen colonies. A group of radical politicians and writers, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, and young Thomas Jefferson by the mid 1700's increasingly spoke out against the actions of the London Government and the king. The British attempted to reassert control of the semi-independent and proud colonial governments and then send troops to enforce a series of arbitrary taxes decided by Parliament without input from the colonists. This book weaves into the story the events of the pre-revolutionary period, the lives of six radicals-and after the war- the conflicts in writing new state and federal constitutions. Our radicals persuaded most ordinary citizens that despite their long held loyalty and pride of being part of the British Empire, independence-whether peacefully or requiring force-was necessary to maintain their prosperity and freedom. However, after the Revolution, a new generation of leaders was required. Our radicals remained supporters of their states and the Articles of Confederation and were hostile to giving many powers including taxation to a strong central government under the 1787 Constitution. Only Jefferson born a generation later would contribute to the new nation despite early reservations while in France. The reputations of the others have been diminished by their resistance to forming the government we live under. Nevertheless, our radicals deserve thei

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This volume for the general reader covers the major events of the revolutionary period and integrates much of current scholarly interpretations of the period. The writing by focussing on the lives of these founders allows the weaving into the story of the many events that led to the Revolution and the attempts to create a new type of nation that we live in today. The first chapter summarizes the settling of British Eastern America.The text includes many quotes of the individuals profiled and some of their seminal letters. The Appendix includes major writings of the radicals profiled. The appendix inclu

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Richard Horton B.S. M.D. is an emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He spent his career in teaching and research and published a large number of research reports, textbook chapters, reviews, and some articles on medical history. This volume on American history and the Revolutionary era is the result of an extensive study using the current literature, many out of print books and primary sources on the subject. It brings together a group of radical leaders- who despite their differences in wealth, education, and religious beliefs-became spokesmen and sparkplugs of the American Revolution that continues to influence the world. As Paine stated: "A new era has begun."

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