Addresses two central questions - What roles did ordinary people play in creating the nation and, To what extent did they achieve the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? This book analyzes more than 200 artifacts in their historical context to explore the meaning of the revolutionary era.
"I know of no book on the American Revolution...which accomplishes so much. It is astounding to think that this may be the only accessible illustrated account of the founding generation aimed at a general audience." --Linda K. Kerber, author of Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America
Table of Contents
Color Plates Introduction: Remembering the American Revolution Prologue: Defending the Tree of Liberty 1. A Diverse and Aspiring People 2. The Road to Revolution, 1765-75 3. Declaring Independence 4. Winning the War, 1775-83 5. The Constitution and Bill of Rights, 1787-91 6. The Republic in Action 7. The Republic Moves West 8. Creating an American Culture Epilogue: Nourishing the Tree of Liberty For Further Reading Exhibition Checklist Acknowledgments Index
We the People: Voices and Images of the New Nation by Alfred F. Young
Alfred F. Young
Critical Perspectives on the Past Series
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Temple University Press,U.S.
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