People's History, Founding Myths, and the American Revolution


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Founding Myths. Revised and expanded edition due out in April of 2014.

How the Revolution Came to Concord. In 2002 The First American Revolution supplied the first detailed narrative of the sweeping Massachusetts Revolution of 1774, which enveloped the province more than half a year before the British struck back at Lexington and Concord. Although the account of a true revolution across the countryside has gained acceptance among specialists, it has not been widely incorporated into the popular national narrative, which continues to focus on Boston. Introducing the story of the first overthrow of British authority to the general public, Ray is teaming up with his wife Marie, author of two successful young adult novels (Streets of Gold and Boy from Ireland), to narrate in clear, vivid prose that critical chapter of the history of American Revolution. The book will be published in 2015.
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Textbook mythologies. In a formative state: a website for teachers,
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Humboldt History. Because of his focus on the nation’s origins, Raphael will not continue to write the Humboldt History series, which he and Freeman House initiated with Two Peoples, One Place. The project continues, however, with several forthcoming volumes from Jerry Rohde. The revised paperback edition of Two Peoples, One Place is now available.

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