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Exclusive offer for the Wellesley Historical Society: Personalized copy of Boston in the American Revolution
Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire is a fun and accessible read that is perfect for the history buffs and history curious people in your life. And for those interested in visiting historical sites, a section at the end of each chapter discusses what the locations from the 1760s and 1770s look like today.
Brooke, the author, will sign and mail a copy of your book (and personalize it to someone, if desired). Then join Brooke on Thursday, January 7 for an online event. More details below. Huzzah!
Price: $25, which includes signed book, tax, and shipping.
About Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire
In 1764, a small town in the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a bold rebellion. When Great Britain levied the Sugar Act on its American colonies, Parliament was not prepared for Boston’s backlash. For the next decade, Loyalists and rebels harried one another as both sides revolted and betrayed, punished and murdered. But the rebel leaders were not quite the heroes we consider them today. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were reluctant allies. Paul Revere couldn’t recognize a traitor in his own inner circle. And George Washington dismissed the efforts of the Massachusetts rebels as unimportant. With a helpful guide to the very sites where the events unfolded, historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth behind the myths. Barbier tells the story of how a city radicalized itself against the world’s most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America.