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Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Benjamin L. Carp


The cities of eighteenth‐century America were crucial for the coming of the American Revolution. This book focuses closely on political mobilization in colonial British America's five most populous cities, from 1740 to 1780. It particularly examines the Boston waterfront community, New York City taverns, Newport churches and congregations, the elite households of Charleston, and the gatherings outside the Philadelphia State House and State House Yard. Because of their tight concentrations of people and diverse mixture of inhabitants, the largest cities offered fertile ground for political cons ... More

Keywords: cities, American Revolution, political mobilization, political participation, Boston, Charleston, Newport, New York, Philadelphia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195304022
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.001.0001


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Benjamin L. Carp, author
Tufts University
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