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American Insurgents American Patriots eBook Ø



10 thoughts on “American Insurgents American Patriots

  1. Tim Tim says:

    I'd only recommend this to history lovers It's an academic approach for sure It's a view of the American Revolution from the average Joe perspective It leads you to ask the uestion was the Revolution carried out by the Founding Fathers pulling the common man up by his bootstraps or was it the common man dragging the Founding Fathers along for the ride? GREAT READ


  2. Mary Adams Mary Adams says:

    If you study popular books on the American Revolution it's easy to come away with the idea that the Revolution was led by the 56 men give or take a few that were taking care of business elsewhere during pivotal moments in American history American Insurgents American Patriots shows that there's much to the story than thatFrom the role of the Black Regiment to the periodicals and pamphleteers to every day working men — and women — this book tells the story of a revolution that would never have succeeded without the blood sweat and tears of the common people T H Breen's style of writing is engaging and easy to understand without being pedantic I listened to the audio version narrated by John Pruden one of my favorite narrators for this type of book His elocution and pace are pitch perfect For the most part Breen provides a source for the claims he makes For example when he shares the opinions of Elizabeth Shaw a Tory who saw the events from a decidedly different point of view you know he's getting the information directly the source Or at least her letters since she's been long gone I did a uick look inside on and there are plenty of footnotes enough to satisfy even the most source hungry among usBreen doesn't gloss over the events of the Revolution either While there is no outright murder of Tories mentioned plenty of lives are destroyed and at least one dies from a splinter in his groin ouch after being paraded about on a rail The fact that there wasn't death directly attributed to the protests and informal action always struck me as the best evidence of divine intervention That said Breen is far factual and less agenda driven than I've come to expect from most academics You would think they would all be unbiased but you would be wrong these days I am adding TH Breen to my list of favorite authors of American history and I am eager to read another one of his books My only problem is going to be choosing which one


  3. Jo Stafford Jo Stafford says:

    This is a very interesting highly readable and thought provoking look at the American Revolution Rather than retreading familiar ground or invoking the Founding Fathers Breen examines the vital role of ordinary people in the making of the revolution and how insurgency led to revolution and insurgents became patriots While I found everything in this book illuminating Breen addresses two topics particularly well He explains why the American Revolution did not lead to the excesses of many other revolutions the French Revolution for example There are numerous examples of insurgent committees punishing loyalists and ideological dissenters yet the American patriots never engaged in the sort of widespread repression and terror that has characterized so many other revolutionary movementsThe other subject that Breen sheds light on is how the patriots made the transition from being British subjects to becoming Americans He notes that a couple of years before the Declaration of Independence ordinary people in the 13 colonies were already speaking of a country that did not yet exist The United States was a country of the imagination before it was a geopolitical reality Indeed it needed to be the former before it could become the latter Breen's discussion of this process of ceasing to be British and of becoming American has given greater depth to my understanding of the American Revolution My only uibble with the book is that Breen is too often repetitive when stating his case


  4. John John says:

    Breen isn't the only scholar lately who wants to give the American Revolution back to the people but this is a better book than most Tight readablegood academic history book for people who might usually read pop histories but want something with a little meat The break with Britain Breen argues did not take place because of the founding fathers in their Continental Congress By the time they were signing the Decl of Independence the break had already happened among common people throughout the colonies During 1774 and 1775 as the British sealed the port of Boston and meddled in Massachusetts government farmers in the hinterlands were beginning to move toward a revolutionary philosophy In New England and eventually in the other colonies people began to think of themselves as Americans and began to believe that armed resistance to British actions might be acceptable A healthy dose of paranoia went along with thisstirred up by newspapers many people came to believe that an evil faction had taken over the British government and was secretly trying to destroy the rights of Britons and enslave the American colonists Committees were formed in communities all across the colonies to organize relief efforts for Bostonians affected by the closure of the port and later to enforce a boycott of British goods These committees basically forced people to choose sides and helped people come to understand the punishment of Boston as an action against all Americans When Americans were actually killed at Lexington and Concord just as the paranoid rabble rousers had basically predicted thousands were ready to take up arms The people were ahead of their leaders The men in Philly were pushed into a MORE revolutionary position because they could not slow down the events on the ground I will say that Breen spends a lot of time defending the revolutionary committees and pointing out all the ways they were fair and reasonable and attempting to play by rules of law I wonder if he was a little choosy with the evidence and I wonder if you could easily write another book showing many ways these groups were unreasonable and awful ignoring the law and tarring and feathering people burning their houses etc I think this might be possible but I'm not sure I also wonder as usual for me about Nova Scotiasince most of the people there had moved there from Massachusetts shouldn't they have been even likely than most people at the time to easily slip into an insurgent ideology? Why didn't they? Was it just poor communication? Not enough newspapers?


  5. Lauren Albert Lauren Albert says:

    Breen has a convincing argument about the role of everyday people in the Revolution and good primary material to back it up But he makes the book a much less enjoyable read with his repetitiveness it seems to be a common syndrome for writers to try to hammer in their arguments even when the material speaks for itself


  6. Thomas Kidd Thomas Kidd says:

    My review of American Insurgents American Patriots at Books and Culture


  7. Derek Douglas Derek Douglas says:

    An interesting if somewhat repetitive account of the growing discontent of Americans in the colonies in the years leading up to the Declaration of IndependenceBreen does a good job combing through primary resources to give details about the general tenor of the populace as they feared various acts by Parliament and the King were leading to their eventual subjugation The best takeaway one that is rarely discussed is that the American Revolution wasn't started or truly led by learned men in Philadelphia Rather they were able to act politically on independence since they already knew that many colonists throughout the land had already taken action both mental and physical in determining the reassertion of their rights and liberties and to defend them against Britain What is also learned is the many ministerial and governance mistakes fomenting colonial anger Parliament undertook in the years leading up to the Revolution Much of the accounts tend to focus on New England and I would've like to have descriptions about insurgents in the Southern colonies However this is probably because written material exists from the numerous town meetings and committees that almost every town and hamlet in the North conductedOverall a solid review of how the Revolution was uite popular and could have only have been successful with the support with the majority of the people All and all An interesting if somewhat repetitive account of the growing discontent of Americans in the colonies in the years leading up to the Declaration of IndependenceBreen does a good job combing through primary resources to give details about the general tenor of the populace as they feared various acts by Parliament and the King were leading to their eventual subjugation The best takeaway one that is rarely discussed is that the American Revolution wasn't started or truly led by learned men in Philadelphia Rather they were able to act politically on independence since they already knew that many colonists throughout the land had already taken action both mental and physical in determining the reassertion of their rights and liberties and to defend them against Britain What is also learned is the many ministerial and governance mistakes fomenting colonial anger Parliament undertook in the years leading up to the Revolution Much of the accounts tend to focus on New England and I would've like to have descriptions about insurgents in the Southern colonies However this is probably because written material exists from the numerous town meetings and committees that almost every town and hamlet in the North conductedOverall a solid review of how the Revolution was uite popular and could have only have been successful with the support with the majority of the people All and allAn interesting if somewhat repetitive account of the growing discontent of Americans in the colonies in the years leading up to the Declaration of IndependenceBreen does a good job combing through primary resources to give details about the general tenor of the populace as they feared various acts by Parliament and the King were leading to their eventual subjugation The best takeaway one that is rarely discussed is that the American Revolution wasn't started or truly led by learned men in Philadelphia Rather they were able to act politically on independence since they already knew that many colonists throughout the land had already taken action both mental and physical in determining the reassertion of their rights and liberties and to defend them against Britain What is also learned is the many ministerial and governance mistakes fomenting colonial anger Parliament undertook in the years leading up to the Revolution Much of the accounts tend to focus on New England and I would've like to have descriptions about insurgents in the Southern colonies However this is probably because written material exists from the numerous town meetings and committees that almost every town and hamlet in the North conductedOverall a solid review of how the Revolution was uite popular and could have only have been successful with the support with the majority of the people


  8. Tyler Tyler says:

    TH Breen argues in this book that understanding what made the American Revolution successful reuires understanding not simply figures like Thomas Jefferson or Sam Adams but the spirit of anger and resistance that fueled colonists at the grassroots level The colonists believed that God gave all of them a set of universal rights and that they needed to defend them in the face of tyranny After the British instituted the Coercive Acts of 1774 the colonists did this by forming extralegal committees that banned importation of British products and eventually encouraging violence against royal officials They also spread word of their resistance via newspapers to distant regions Breen argues his points well and I believe the book will help any historian who plans to teach the first half of the US History survey as I do


  9. Rebecca Bodeen Rebecca Bodeen says:

    American Insurgents American Patriots by TH Breen is a well written book that clearly and precisely defends the idea that the American Revolution was truly a revolution of the people Breen takes the reader step by step through the first outcries of liberty to the use of force citizens used to not only remove British officials from their towns but rooted out and exposed loyalists by use of intimidation and force Before the Declaration of Independence was even begun the fight was already begun I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand the history of America but also for those who need a reminder that America is a country that was started by the people for the people The everyday colonists forced the founding fathers into taking the drastic step of declaring our independence This book shows step by step how that occurred


  10. Joe Joe says:

    I made the mistake of getting the audible version of this book but they way it is presented make it way too dry and boring to listen to I have to think the written version of this book is entertaining


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10 thoughts on “American Insurgents American Patriots

  1. Tim Tim says:

    I'd only recommend this to history lovers It's an academic approach for sure It's a view of the American Revolution from the average Joe perspective It leads you to ask the uestion was the Revolution carried out by the Founding Fathers pulling the common man up by his bootstraps or was it the common man dragging the Founding Fathers along for the ride? GREAT READ

  2. Mary Adams Mary Adams says:

    If you study popular books on the American Revolution it's easy to come away with the idea that the Revolution was led by the 56 men give or take a few that were taking care of business elsewhere during pivotal moments in American history American Insurgents American Patriots shows that there's much to the story than thatFrom the role of the Black Regiment to the periodicals and pamphleteers to every day working men — and women — this book tells the story of a revolution that would never have succeeded without the blood sweat and tears of the common people T H Breen's style of writing is engaging and easy to understand without being pedantic I listened to the audio version narrated by John Pruden one of my favorite narrators for this type of book His elocution and pace are pitch perfect For the most part Breen provides a source for the claims he makes For example when he shares the opinions of Elizabeth Shaw a Tory who saw the events from a decidedly different point of view you know he's getting the information directly the source Or at least her letters since she's been long gone I did a uick look inside on and there are plenty of footnotes enough to satisfy even the most source hungry among usBreen doesn't gloss over the events of the Revolution either While there is no outright murder of Tories mentioned plenty of lives are destroyed and at least one dies from a splinter in his groin ouch after being paraded about on a rail The fact that there wasn't death directly attributed to the protests and informal action always struck me as the best evidence of divine intervention That said Breen is far factual and less agenda driven than I've come to expect from most academics You would think they would all be unbiased but you would be wrong these days I am adding TH Breen to my list of favorite authors of American history and I am eager to read another one of his books My only problem is going to be choosing which one

  3. Jo Stafford Jo Stafford says:

    This is a very interesting highly readable and thought provoking look at the American Revolution Rather than retreading familiar ground or invoking the Founding Fathers Breen examines the vital role of ordinary people in the making of the revolution and how insurgency led to revolution and insurgents became patriots While I found everything in this book illuminating Breen addresses two topics particularly well He explains why the American Revolution did not lead to the excesses of many other revolutions the French Revolution for example There are numerous examples of insurgent committees punishing loyalists and ideological dissenters yet the American patriots never engaged in the sort of widespread repression and terror that has characterized so many other revolutionary movementsThe other subject that Breen sheds light on is how the patriots made the transition from being British subjects to becoming Americans He notes that a couple of years before the Declaration of Independence ordinary people in the 13 colonies were already speaking of a country that did not yet exist The United States was a country of the imagination before it was a geopolitical reality Indeed it needed to be the former before it could become the latter Breen's discussion of this process of ceasing to be British and of becoming American has given greater depth to my understanding of the American Revolution My only uibble with the book is that Breen is too often repetitive when stating his case

  4. John John says:

    Breen isn't the only scholar lately who wants to give the American Revolution back to the people but this is a better book than most Tight readablegood academic history book for people who might usually read pop histories but want something with a little meat The break with Britain Breen argues did not take place because of the founding fathers in their Continental Congress By the time they were signing the Decl of Independence the break had already happened among common people throughout the colonies During 1774 and 1775 as the British sealed the port of Boston and meddled in Massachusetts government farmers in the hinterlands were beginning to move toward a revolutionary philosophy In New England and eventually in the other colonies people began to think of themselves as Americans and began to believe that armed resistance to British actions might be acceptable A healthy dose of paranoia went along with thisstirred up by newspapers many people came to believe that an evil faction had taken over the British government and was secretly trying to destroy the rights of Britons and enslave the American colonists Committees were formed in communities all across the colonies to organize relief efforts for Bostonians affected by the closure of the port and later to enforce a boycott of British goods These committees basically forced people to choose sides and helped people come to understand the punishment of Boston as an action against all Americans When Americans were actually killed at Lexington and Concord just as the paranoid rabble rousers had basically predicted thousands were ready to take up arms The people were ahead of their leaders The men in Philly were pushed into a MORE revolutionary position because they could not slow down the events on the ground I will say that Breen spends a lot of time defending the revolutionary committees and pointing out all the ways they were fair and reasonable and attempting to play by rules of law I wonder if he was a little choosy with the evidence and I wonder if you could easily write another book showing many ways these groups were unreasonable and awful ignoring the law and tarring and feathering people burning their houses etc I think this might be possible but I'm not sure I also wonder as usual for me about Nova Scotiasince most of the people there had moved there from Massachusetts shouldn't they have been even likely than most people at the time to easily slip into an insurgent ideology? Why didn't they? Was it just poor communication? Not enough newspapers?

  5. Lauren Albert Lauren Albert says:

    Breen has a convincing argument about the role of everyday people in the Revolution and good primary material to back it up But he makes the book a much less enjoyable read with his repetitiveness it seems to be a common syndrome for writers to try to hammer in their arguments even when the material speaks for itself

  6. Thomas Kidd Thomas Kidd says:

    My review of American Insurgents American Patriots at Books and Culture

  7. Derek Douglas Derek Douglas says:

    An interesting if somewhat repetitive account of the growing discontent of Americans in the colonies in the years leading up to the Declaration of IndependenceBreen does a good job combing through primary resources to give details about the general tenor of the populace as they feared various acts by Parliament and the King were leading to their eventual subjugation The best takeaway one that is rarely discussed is that the American Revolution wasn't started or truly led by learned men in Philadelphia Rather they were able to act politically on independence since they already knew that many colonists throughout the land had already taken action both mental and physical in determining the reassertion of their rights and liberties and to defend them against Britain What is also learned is the many ministerial and governance mistakes fomenting colonial anger Parliament undertook in the years leading up to the Revolution Much of the accounts tend to focus on New England and I would've like to have descriptions about insurgents in the Southern colonies However this is probably because written material exists from the numerous town meetings and committees that almost every town and hamlet in the North conductedOverall a solid review of how the Revolution was uite popular and could have only have been successful with the support with the majority of the people All and all An interesting if somewhat repetitive account of the growing discontent of Americans in the colonies in the years leading up to the Declaration of IndependenceBreen does a good job combing through primary resources to give details about the general tenor of the populace as they feared various acts by Parliament and the King were leading to their eventual subjugation The best takeaway one that is rarely discussed is that the American Revolution wasn't started or truly led by learned men in Philadelphia Rather they were able to act politically on independence since they already knew that many colonists throughout the land had already taken action both mental and physical in determining the reassertion of their rights and liberties and to defend them against Britain What is also learned is the many ministerial and governance mistakes fomenting colonial anger Parliament undertook in the years leading up to the Revolution Much of the accounts tend to focus on New England and I would've like to have descriptions about insurgents in the Southern colonies However this is probably because written material exists from the numerous town meetings and committees that almost every town and hamlet in the North conductedOverall a solid review of how the Revolution was uite popular and could have only have been successful with the support with the majority of the people All and allAn interesting if somewhat repetitive account of the growing discontent of Americans in the colonies in the years leading up to the Declaration of IndependenceBreen does a good job combing through primary resources to give details about the general tenor of the populace as they feared various acts by Parliament and the King were leading to their eventual subjugation The best takeaway one that is rarely discussed is that the American Revolution wasn't started or truly led by learned men in Philadelphia Rather they were able to act politically on independence since they already knew that many colonists throughout the land had already taken action both mental and physical in determining the reassertion of their rights and liberties and to defend them against Britain What is also learned is the many ministerial and governance mistakes fomenting colonial anger Parliament undertook in the years leading up to the Revolution Much of the accounts tend to focus on New England and I would've like to have descriptions about insurgents in the Southern colonies However this is probably because written material exists from the numerous town meetings and committees that almost every town and hamlet in the North conductedOverall a solid review of how the Revolution was uite popular and could have only have been successful with the support with the majority of the people

  8. Tyler Tyler says:

    TH Breen argues in this book that understanding what made the American Revolution successful reuires understanding not simply figures like Thomas Jefferson or Sam Adams but the spirit of anger and resistance that fueled colonists at the grassroots level The colonists believed that God gave all of them a set of universal rights and that they needed to defend them in the face of tyranny After the British instituted the Coercive Acts of 1774 the colonists did this by forming extralegal committees that banned importation of British products and eventually encouraging violence against royal officials They also spread word of their resistance via newspapers to distant regions Breen argues his points well and I believe the book will help any historian who plans to teach the first half of the US History survey as I do

  9. Rebecca Bodeen Rebecca Bodeen says:

    American Insurgents American Patriots by TH Breen is a well written book that clearly and precisely defends the idea that the American Revolution was truly a revolution of the people Breen takes the reader step by step through the first outcries of liberty to the use of force citizens used to not only remove British officials from their towns but rooted out and exposed loyalists by use of intimidation and force Before the Declaration of Independence was even begun the fight was already begun I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand the history of America but also for those who need a reminder that America is a country that was started by the people for the people The everyday colonists forced the founding fathers into taking the drastic step of declaring our independence This book shows step by step how that occurred

  10. Joe Joe says:

    I made the mistake of getting the audible version of this book but they way it is presented make it way too dry and boring to listen to I have to think the written version of this book is entertaining

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