Matt’s Book Blog reviewed A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army & American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster for the 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge. Here’s an excerpt:
I realize making an argument for idealistic convictions presents problems to readers who want hard proof for attitudes and beliefs. Royster, however, backs up his assertions with much evidence from newspapers, pamphlets, sermons, public records, journals, correspondence, and memoirs.
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