People's History, Founding Myths, and the American Revolution
Ray Raphael - People's Historian


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America Will Be
Beverly J. Armento et al.
Houghton Mifflin, 1999
Elementary school

Myths Perpetuated:

253: Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech. See Founding Myths, chapter 8.

274: “The victory at Yorktown won the war for the Americans.” See Founding Myths, chapter 12.

Critical items neglected, which change our understanding of the Revolution:

The first seizure of political and military authority from the British — Massachusetts, 1774. See Founding Myths, chapter 4.

The winter the Continental Army spent at Morristown — far colder than that spent at Valley Forge, and the harshest in 400 years. See Founding Myths, chapter 5.

The global context for the American Revolution — why the war continued after Yorktown. See Founding Myths, chapter 12.

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