Matt’s Book Blog reviewed The Minutemen and Their World by Robert A. Gross for the 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge. Here’s an excerpt:
In 1977, this book won the prestigious Bancroft Prize, given for histories about the Americas. From the viewpoint of social history, Robert A. Gross (UConn) analyzes the effects of the American Revolution on Concord, Massachusetts. Gross makes clear how the coercive acts of Parliament in 1774 exacerbated pre-existing social and economic problems.
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