A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence
Date: December 2020
Duration: 16 hours 11 minutes
A sweeping narrative of the wartime experience, A People's History of the American Revolution is the first book to view the Revolution through the eyes of common folk. Their stories have long been overlooked in the mythic telling of America's founding but are crucial to a comprehensive understanding of the fight for independence. Now, the experience of farmers, laborers, rank-and-file soldiers, women, Native Americans, and African Americans-found in diaries, letters, memoirs, and other revelatory primary sources-create a gritty account of rebellion, filled with ideals and outrage, loss, sacrifice, and sometimes scurrilous acts . . . but always ringing with truth.