A New Nation: Adventures in Time and Place
James Banks, et al.
329, 331: “Sam Adams [not Samuel] and John and Abigail Adams led the colonists early struggles.” See Founding Myths, chapter 3 and Conclusion.
337: Paul Revere’s ride, complete with “The British are coming.” (Revere was of course British.) See Founding Myths, chapter 1.
339: Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech. See Founding Myths, chapter 8.
341: “Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes.” See Founding Myths, chapter 9.
349: John Adams convinced Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence. See Founding Myths, chapter 6.
359: Thirty-two lines devoted to patriotic African Americans; only three lines to British promise of freedom, and none to slaves who actually fled. See Founding Myths, chapter 10.
364: George Rogers Clark as the “Washington of the West.” See Founding Myths, chapter 13.
366-367: “Molly Pitcher” was a real person. See Founding Myths, chapter 2.
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.
Over ninety state and local declarations of independence, which set the stage for the congressional declaration. See Founding Myths, chapter 6.
General Sullivan’s genocidal expedition against the Iroquois, the only significant American campaign of 1779. See Founding Myths, chapter 13.
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.