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The Urban Crucible

The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution, Abridged Edition

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$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674930599

Publication Date: 03/15/1986

Academic Trade

281 pages

7 illustrations

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The Urban Crucible boldly reinterprets colonial life and the origins of the American Revolution. Through a century-long history of three seaport towns—Boston, New York, and Philadelphia—Gary Nash discovers subtle changes in social and political awareness and describes the coming of the revolution through popular collective action and challenges to rule by custom, law and divine will. A reordering of political power required a new consciousness to challenge the model of social relations inherited from the past and defended by higher classes. While retaining all the main points of analysis and interpretation, the author has reduced the full complement of statistics, sources, and technical data contained in the original edition to serve the needs of general readers and undergraduates.

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