By Brooke Barbier

In 1764, a small city within the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a daring uprising. whilst nice Britain levied the Sugar Act on its American colonies, Parliament used to be no longer ready for Boston�s backlash. For the following decade, Loyalists and rebels harried each other as either side revolted and betrayed, punished and murdered. however the insurgent leaders weren't rather the heroes we reflect on them this present day. Samuel Adams and John Hancock have been reluctant allies. Paul Revere couldn�t realize a traitor in his personal internal circle. And George Washington brushed aside the efforts of the Massachusetts rebels as unimportant. With a precious consultant to the very websites the place the occasions opened up, historian Brooke Barbier seeks the reality in the back of the myths. Barbier tells the tale of ways a urban radicalized itself opposed to the world�s strongest empire and helped stumbled on the us of America.

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