The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-01-17
ISBN 10: 0807071420
ISBN 13: 9780807071427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book Review:

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780807054055
ISBN 13: 0807054054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book Review:

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: Beacon Press (MA)
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015043777138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book Review:

Award-winning historian Alfred F. Young unearths a rich story of the American Revolution with this account of George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who took part in such key events as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, and then served in the militia and as a seaman. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale and adds to it poignant reflections on the historical value of oral testimony and memory, and explores key questions about a time crucial in the shaping of national identity: What did it mean for the Tea Party to be claimed as an American symbol by both Boston Brahmins and the first trade unions? How do the memories of ordinary people pass into history? How should their stories be recognized by keepers of the past? Young's search leads us on an exciting journey and offers a provocative reading of American history.

Defiance of the Patriots

Defiance of the Patriots
Author: Benjamin L. Carp
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 0300168454
ISBN 13: 9780300168457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defiance of the Patriots Book Review:

This thrilling book tells the full story of the an iconic episode in American history, the Boston Tea Party-exploding myths, exploring the unique city life of eighteenth-century Boston, and setting this audacious prelude to the American Revolution in a global context for the first time. Bringing vividly to life the diverse array of people and places that the Tea Party brought together-from Chinese tea-pickers to English businessmen, Native American tribes, sugar plantation slaves, and Boston's ladies of leisure-Benjamin L. Carp illuminates how a determined group of New Englanders shook the foundations of the British Empire, and what this has meant for Americans since. As he reveals many little-known historical facts and considers the Tea Party's uncertain legacy, he presents a compelling and expansive history of an iconic event in America's tempestuous past.

The Will of the People

The Will of the People
Author: T. H. Breen
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0674242068
ISBN 13: 9780674242067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Will of the People Book Review:

T. H. Breen introduces us to the ordinary men and women who took responsibility for the course of the American revolution. Far from the actions of the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, they took the reins of power and preserved a political culture based on the rule of law, creating America’s political identity in the process.

Whose American Revolution was It

Whose American Revolution was It
Author: Alfred F. Young,Gregory Nobles
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 0814797113
ISBN 13: 9780814797112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whose American Revolution was It Book Review:

"This moving account of a key figure in American history contributes greatly to our understanding of the past. It also informs our vision of the servant leader needed to guide the 1990s movement." --Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund "First-rate intellectual and political history, this study explores the relations between the practical objectives of SNCC and its moral and cultural goals." --Irwin Unger, Author of These United States and Postwar America "Robert Moses emerges from these pages as that rare modern hero, the man whose life enacts his principles, the rebel who steadfastly refuses to be victim or executioner and who mistrusts even his own leadership out of commitment to cultivating the strength, self-reliance, and solidarity of those with and for whom he is working. Eric Burner's engrossing account of Robert Moses's legendary career brings alive the everyday realities of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the gruelling campaign for voter registration and political organization in Mississippi." --Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities, Emory University, author of Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South Next to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, Bob Moses was arguably one of the most influential and respected leaders of the civil rights movement. Quiet and intensely private, Moses quickly became legendary as a man whose conduct exemplified leadership by example. He once resigned as head of the Council of Federated Organizations because "my position there was too strong, too central." Despite his centrality to the most important social movement in modern American history, Moses' life and the philosophy on which it is based have only been given cursory treatment and have never been the subject of a book-length biography. Biography is, by its very nature, a complicated act of recovery, even more so when the life under scrutiny deliberately avoids such attention. Eric Burner therefore sets out here not to reveal the "secret" Bob Moses, but to examine his moral philosophy and his political and ideological evolution, to provide a picture of the public person. In essence, his book provides a primer on a figure who spoke by silence and led through example. Moses spent almost three years in Mississippi trying to awaken the state's black citizens to their moral and legal rights before the fateful summer of 1964 would thrust him and the Freedom Summer movement into the national spotlight. We follow him through the civil rights years -- his intensive, fearless tradition of community organizing, his involvements with SNCC and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and his negotiations with the Department of Justice --as Burner chronicles both Moses' political activity and his intellectual development, revealing the strong influence of French philosopher Albert Camus on his life and work. Moses' life is marked by the conflict between morality and politics, between purity and pragmatism, which ultimately left him disillusioned with a traditional Left that could talk only of coalitions and leaders from the top. Pursued by the Vietnam draft board for a war which he opposed, Moses fled to Canada in 1966 before departing for Africa in 1969 to spend the next decade teaching in Tanzania. Returning in 1977 under President Carter's amnesty program, he was awarded a five-year MacArthur genius grant in 1982 to establish and develop an innovative program to teach math to Boston's inner-city youth called the Algebra Project. The success of the program, which Moses has referred to as our version of Civil Rights 1992, has landed him on the cover of The New York Times Magazineemphasizing the new, central dimension that math and computer literacy lends to the pursuit of equal rights. And Gently He Shall Lead Them is the story of a remarkable man, an elusive hero of the civil rights movement whose flight from adulation has only served to increase his reputation as an intellectual and moral leader, a man whom nobody ever sees, but whose work is always in evidence. From his role as one of the architects of the civil rights movement thirty years ago to his ongoing work with inner city children, Robert Moses remains one of America's most courageous, energetic, and influential leaders. Wary of the cults of celebrity he saw surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X and fueled by a philosophy that shunned leadership, Moses has always labored behind the scenes. This first biography, a primer in the life of a unique American, sheds significant light on the intellectual and philosophical worldview of a man who is rarely seen but whose work is always in evidence.

In Search of First Contact

In Search of First Contact
Author: Annette Kolodny
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 0822352869
ISBN 13: 9780822352860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of First Contact Book Review:

A radically new interpretation of two medieval Icelandic tales, known as the Vinland sagas, considering what the they reveal about native peoples, and how they contribute to the debate about whether Leif Eiriksson or Christopher Columbus should be credited as the first "discoverer" of America.

Friends of Liberty

Friends of Liberty
Author: Beatrice Gormley
Publsiher: Eerdmans Young Readers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 0802854184
ISBN 13: 9780802854186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friends of Liberty Book Review:

Sally Gifford, a Patriot shoemaker's daughter, tries to maintain her close friendship with Kitty Lawton, the daughter of a Loyalist official, as pre-Revolutionary War tensions in 1773 Boston increase and push them apart.

Colonial Voices

Colonial Voices
Author: Kay Winters
Publsiher: Dutton Childrens Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780525478720
ISBN 13: 0525478728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial Voices Book Review:

Kay Winters' poems in the voices of different colonists, enhanced by historical notes, provide a glimpse into life in colonial times and the dramatic events of a famous rebellion.

Liberty Tree

Liberty Tree
Author: Alfred F. Young,Harvey J. Kaye
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2006-11-06
ISBN 10: 0814796850
ISBN 13: 9780814796856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberty Tree Book Review:

In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.

Masquerade

Masquerade
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0679761853
ISBN 13: 9780679761853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masquerade Book Review:

Follows the seventeen-month service of Deborah Sampson in the American Revolution, during which she successfully posed as a man, sharing details about her early life as an indentured servant; her achievements as a weaver, teacher, and religious rebel; and her postwar life as a wife, mother, writer, and veteran advocate. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Inheriting the Revolution

Inheriting the Revolution
Author: Joyce Appleby
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2001-09-15
ISBN 10: 0674006631
ISBN 13: 9780674006638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inheriting the Revolution Book Review:

Details the experiences of the first generation of Americans who inherited the independent country, discussing the lives, businesses, and religious freedoms that transformed the country in its early years.

Revolutionary Founders

Revolutionary Founders
Author: Alfred F. Young,Gary B. Nash,Ray Raphael
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 0307455998
ISBN 13: 9780307455994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionary Founders Book Review:

Explores the founding fathers' more radical contemporaries, who advocated for true liberty for all at the United States' inception, including the abolition of slavery and equality despite race, class, or gender.

American Lives Since 1877

American Lives  Since 1877
Author: Willard Sterne Randall,Nancy Ann Nahra
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040347174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Lives Since 1877 Book Review:

"American Lives "is a collection of succinct biographical essays on both renowned and lesser-known figures in American History.

LBJ and Vietnam

LBJ and Vietnam
Author: George C. Herring
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2010-07-07
ISBN 10: 0292749007
ISBN 13: 9780292749009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LBJ and Vietnam Book Review:

“[A] compelling analysis . . . A solid addition to our understanding of the Vietnam War and a president.” —Publishers Weekly The Vietnam War remains a divisive memory for Americans—partisans on all sides still debate why it was fought, how it could have been better fought, and whether it could have been won at all. In this major study, a noted expert on the war brings a needed objectivity to these debates by examining dispassionately how and why President Lyndon Johnson and his administration conducted the war as they did. Drawing on a wealth of newly released documents from the LBJ Library, including the Tom Johnson notes from the influential Tuesday Lunch Group, George Herring discusses the concept of limited war and how it affected President Johnson’s decision making, Johnson’s relations with his military commanders, the administration’s pacification program of 1965–1967, the management of public opinion, and the “fighting while negotiating” strategy pursued after the Tet Offensive in 1968. This in-depth analysis, from a prize-winning historian and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, exposes numerous flaws in Johnson’s approach, in a “concise, well-researched account” that “critiques Johnson's management of the Vietnam War in terms of military strategy, diplomacy, and domestic public opinion” (Library Journal).

Ten Tea Parties

Ten Tea Parties
Author: Joseph Cummins
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 1594745625
ISBN 13: 9781594745621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Tea Parties Book Review:

Everyone knows the story of the Boston Tea Party—in which colonists stormed three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. But do you know the history of the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the York, Maine, Tea Party (September 1774) or the Wilmington, North Carolina, Tea Party (March 1775)? Ten Tea Parties is the first book to chronicle all these uniquely American protests. Author and historian Joseph Cummins begins with the history of the East India Company (the biggest global corporation in the eighteenth century) and their staggering financial losses during the Boston Tea Party (more than a million dollars in today’s money). From there we travel to Philadelphia, where Captain Samuel Ayres was nearly tarred and feathered by a mob of 8,000 angry patriots. Then we set sail for New York City, where the Sons of Liberty raided the London and heaved 18 chests of tea into the Hudson River. Still later, in Annapolis, Maryland, a brigantine carrying 2,320 pounds of the “wretched weed” was burned to ashes. Together, the stories in Ten Tea Parties illuminate the power of Americans banding together as Americans—for the very first time in the fledgling nation’s history. It’s no wonder these patriots remain an inspiration to so many people today.

The Radical and the Republican Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics

The Radical and the Republican  Frederick Douglass  Abraham Lincoln  and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics
Author: James Oakes
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN 10: 0393078728
ISBN 13: 9780393078725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Radical and the Republican Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics Book Review:

"A great American tale told with a deft historical eye, painstaking analysis, and a supple clarity of writing.”—Jean Baker “My husband considered you a dear friend,” Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to Frederick Douglass in the weeks after Lincoln’s assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, the cautious politician and the fiery reformer, the President and the most famous black man in America—their lives traced different paths that finally met in the bloody landscape of secession, Civil War, and emancipation. Opponents at first, they gradually became allies, each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the White House signaled a profound shift in the direction of the Civil War, and in the fate of the United States. James Oakes has written a masterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures to life and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.

Mr Pumpkin s Tea Party

Mr  Pumpkin s Tea Party
Author: Erin Barker
Publsiher: Blue Manatee Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 9781936669776
ISBN 13: 1936669773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Pumpkin s Tea Party Book Review:

"There's a party at Mr. Pumpkin's tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we'll see and we'll find ghoulish delights of every kind." You are cordially invited to Mr. Pumpkin's Tea Party--a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, incorporating gorgeous, deep-hued watercolor illustrations, as well as spooky elements and unique characters at an unexpectedly charming tea party. A perfect read for when there is a crisp chill in the air.

Here Lies Hugh Glass

Here Lies Hugh Glass
Author: Jon T. Coleman
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 1429952954
ISBN 13: 9781429952958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here Lies Hugh Glass Book Review:

In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled Hugh Glass. The animal ripped the trapper up, carving huge hunks from his body. Glass's fellows rushed to his aid and slew the bear, but Glass's injuries mocked their first aid. The expedition leader arranged for his funeral: two men would stay behind to bury the corpse when it finally stopped gurgling; the rest would move on. Alone in Indian country, the caretakers quickly lost their nerve. They fled, taking Glass's gun, knife, and ammunition with them. But Glass wouldn't die. He began crawling toward Fort Kiowa, hundreds of miles to the east, and as his speed picked up, so did his ire. The bastards who took his gear and left him to rot were going to pay. Here Lies Hugh Glass springs from this legend. The acclaimed historian Jon T. Coleman delves into the accounts left by Glass's contemporaries and the mythologizers who used his story to advance their literary and filmmaking careers. A spectacle of grit in the face of overwhelming odds, Glass sold copy and tickets. But he did much more. Through him, the grievances and frustrations of hired hunters in the early American West and the natural world they traversed and explored bled into the narrative of the nation. A marginal player who nonetheless sheds light on the terrifying drama of life on the frontier, Glass endures as a consummate survivor and a complex example of American manhood. Here Lies Hugh Glass, a vivid, often humorous portrait of a young nation and its growing pains, is a Western history like no other.

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

The Ladies  Book of Etiquette  and Manual of Politeness
Author: Florence Hartley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1876
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951002363255S
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness Book Review: