In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more ...Show synopsisIn a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.Hide synopsis
This impressive book is about the underlying motive of the revolution: fed up with the condescension of Britain's caste-class laws and govt, the colonists opted for a more level playing field. With a fine-tipped brush Wood paints the 1001 pictures from everyday life of how the colonists pushed back from aristocracy and forged ahead to democracy. A monumental achievement.
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