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The American Revolution

Edward Countryman

Hill and Wang

First published in 1985, The American Revolution was praised for its use of the new social history to present a balanced view of that supremely political event. Countryman offered an original synthesis of the Revolution and its scholarship, showing how the Revolution was made by a variety of groups—ordinary farmers as well as lawyers, women as well as men, blacks as well as whites—who transformed the character of American life and culture.

In this revised edition, Countryman stresses the painful destruction of British identity and the construction of a new American one. He expands his examination of the geographical scope of the Revolution to include Europe, Africa, and areas west of the Alleghenies, and he draws fresh links between the politics and culture of the independence period and the creation of a new and dynamic capitalist economy. This innovative interpretation of the American Revolution creates an even richer, more comprehensive portrait of a critical period in America's history.

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"Fine, concise history . . . Better than any comparable treatment." -- Sean Wilentz, In These Times

"As a synthesis of modern scholarship on the Revolution, this important book has no rival. " -- Pauline Maier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Edward Countryman, professor of history at Southern Methodist University, is the author of Americans (Hill and Wang, 1996) and A People in Revolution: Political Society in New York, 1760-1790, which was awarded the Bancroft Prize in 1982. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
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