By Ray Raphael
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A Shoemaker’s Tale . . Country Rebellions . . Frontier Swagger . . Politics Out-of-Doors . . Yankees With Staves and Musick Street Action In November of 1747 the people of Boston rose up with great anger. The problem started when some fifty British sailors, seeking a better life in the New World, deserted from HMS Lark. Commodore Charles Knowles responded by ordering a predawn sweep of the waterfront to find the deserters and, failing that, to impress other warm bodies into service on the Lark.
Toward Freedom? 7. The Body of the People People’s History and the American Revolution . . Who’s In and Who’s Out . . The Human Face of Freedom Notes Index The research for A People’s History of the American Revolution was made possible in part by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. SERIES PREFACE Turning history on its head opens up whole new worlds of possibility. Once, historians looked only at society’s upper crust: the leaders and others who made the headlines and whose words and deeds survived as historical truth.
We were surrounded by British armed ships, but no attempt was made to resist us. 38 Why was a lowly shoemaker with neither military experience nor political connection chosen as a leader? George Hewes was well known on the Boston waterfront for his whistling talent, and a whistler could obviously out-perform a nonwhistler at conspiratorial tasks conducted in the dead of night. In the true spirit of the Revolution, George Robert Twelves Hewes was promoted to serve as a boatswain not because of his status but because of his ability: he could pucker and blow.
A People's History of the American Revolution : How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence by Ray Raphael