The Cause: The American Revolution And Its Discontents, 1773-1783
by Joseph Ellis
- American History, American Revolution
Rethinking the American Revolution
George Washington claimed that anyone who attempted to provide an accurate account of the war for independence would be accused of writing fiction. At the time, no one even called it the “American Revolution.” Former colonists still regarded themselves as Virginians or Pennsylvanians, not Americans.
With The Cause, Joseph J. Ellis takes a fresh look at the events between 1773 and 1783, covering a brutal war and discovering a strange breed of “prudent” revolutionaries, whose prudence proved wise yet tragic when it came to slavery. Written with flair and drama, The Cause brings together a cast of familiar and forgotten characters who, taken together, challenge the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people and a nation.
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|Release Date:||September 21, 2021|