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Rebels rising : cities and the American Revolution / Benjamin L. Carp.

By: Carp, Benjamin L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007Description: ix, 334 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195304022 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0195304020 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780195378559 (pbk.); 0195378555 (pbk.).Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Social aspects | Cities and towns -- United States -- History -- 18th century | City and town life -- United States -- History -- 18th century | United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865 | United States -- History, Local | Political participation -- United States -- History -- 18th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783Additional physical formats: Online version:: Rebels rising.; Online version:: Rebels rising.DDC classification: 973.3/1091732
Contents:
Introduction : political mobilization in the urban landscape -- Port in a storm : the Boston waterfront as contested space, 1747-74 -- Orderly and disorderly mobilization in the taverns of New York City -- "And yet there is room" : the religious landscape of Newport -- Changing our habitation : the revolutionary movement in Charleston's domestic spaces -- Philadelphia politics, in and out of doors, 1742-76 -- The forgotten city.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-317) and index.

Introduction : political mobilization in the urban landscape -- Port in a storm : the Boston waterfront as contested space, 1747-74 -- Orderly and disorderly mobilization in the taverns of New York City -- "And yet there is room" : the religious landscape of Newport -- Changing our habitation : the revolutionary movement in Charleston's domestic spaces -- Philadelphia politics, in and out of doors, 1742-76 -- The forgotten city.

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Carp (Tufts) attempts to "show how a civic consciousness developed among Boston's waterfront community, New York taverngoers, Newport congregations, Charleston's elite patriarchy, and the gatherings in Philadelphia's State House Yard." This consciousness underlay the resistance to British authority in America before 1776. Boston offers the best unique case for community consciousness and mobilization against the British. The waterfront's men, from merchants to longshoremen, were critical to that success. Elsewhere, the taverns, churches, elite homes, and Pennsylvania State House were far more contested grounds than the waterfront in Boston. Public consciousness was raised in or by all these venues, but consensus did not appear. At different stops, moderate Whigs engaged radical Whigs, out-of-doors rallies troubled Quaker Party politicos, and the planter elite fretted over Regulators and slaves. The book ends with a requiem for the post-1776 decline of cities' significance in American public life. Including such different cities and moving to a different venue in each city is a daunting labor of synthesis; the scope is both the book's strength and weakness. Coherence appears slim at times. Moreover, despite the novel approach, the events are well represented in previous histories. Summing Up: Optional. All academic levels. J. D. Marietta University of Arizona

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Benjamin L. Carp is Assistant Professor of History at Tufts University.

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