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For many poor laborers and seamen, the riots afforded opportunities to demonstrate pent-up antagonisms toward rich merchants and officials who flaunted their wealth or abused their power. ”4 Rioters in Newport moved from the usual hanging of effigies to the destruction of homes. In New York, hit hard by the postwar depression in the shipbuilding trade, hundreds of unemployed mariners raised the stakes of the protests. On the night the Stamp Act was to take effect they rampaged the city, breaking windows of British sympathizers and announcing to Governor Coldon that “you’ll die a Martyr to your own Villainy .

Com 246897531 For Marie CONTENTS Series Preface by Howard Zinn Introduction 1. Rank-and-File Rebels Street Action . . A Shoemaker’s Tale . . Country Rebellions . . Frontier Swagger . . Politics Out-of-Doors . . Yankees With Staves and Musick 2. Fighting Men and Boys The Spirit of ’75 . . An American Crusade . . Forging an Army . . In the Face of the Enemy . . Cannons Roaring, Muskets Cracking . . Death or Victory . . Beasts of Prey . . Winter Soldiers . . Summer Soldiers . . Giting Thair Rights 3.

Yankees With Staves and Musick 2. Fighting Men and Boys The Spirit of ’75 . . An American Crusade . . Forging an Army . . In the Face of the Enemy . . Cannons Roaring, Muskets Cracking . . Death or Victory . . Beasts of Prey . . Winter Soldiers . . Summer Soldiers . . Giting Thair Rights 3. Women Expectations . . A Duty We Owe . . Women and the Army . . Shaming . . Where God Can We Fly from Danger? . What Was Done, Was Done by Myself 4. Loyalists and Pacifists Choosing Sides . .

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