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The Resource Revolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles

Revolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles

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Revolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier
Title
Revolutionary outlaws
Title remainder
Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Bellesiles
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this revisionary look at the eighteenth-century frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles shows us that more than a legendary Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen was the leader of a group of frontier subsistence farmers united in their opposition to New York elites and land speculators; the independence Allen and his followers fought for was as much from eastern elites as it was from the British crown. But what makes the story of the Green Mountain frontier so remarkable is that the settlers won
  • Revolutionary Outlaws is both a biography of Ethan Allen and a social history of the conflict between agrarian commoners and their wealthy adversaries. Beginning his political career with a price on his head, Allen was transformed by the American Revolution into a national hero. In the same way he and his outlaws, the Green Mountain Boys, became exemplars of republican virtue
  • But in their own eyes, these frontier farmers never changed their purpose; from 1764 until 1789 they battled the elites who sought to steal their land and reduce them to tenancy. A study in state formation, this book unites politics and social history. The poor farmers who settled the Green Mountain frontier not only fought efforts to dispossess them, they worked to create the state of Vermont, crafting the most democratic constitution of the eighteenth century
  • Although he is a major figure, Ethan Allen has been overlooked by scholarly biographers, but in Michael Bellesiles he has found a historian worth the wait. Bellesiles shows how Allen's variegated careers as republican politician, local leader, military tactician, rationalist ideologue, and land speculator intersect with many key themes of American development in the last half of the eighteenth century
  • Revolutionary Outlaws explores the roots of popular political commitment to the patriot cause, the significance of rural crowd activity, the character of popular religious culture and dissent, and the origins and structures of an emerging democratic polity
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bellesiles, Michael A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allen, Ethan
  • Revolutionaries
  • Vermont
Label
Revolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Legacies -- "No change was to be expected" -- "The fatigues of settlement" -- "Riotous persons & parties" -- "On wings of glory" -- "Our injured little republic" -- Law and political power -- War, diplomacy, and independence -- Frontier philosopher -- The fate of revolutionary republicanism -- Appendixes
Control code
26401627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 428 pages
Isbn
9780813914190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1555019
Label
Revolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Legacies -- "No change was to be expected" -- "The fatigues of settlement" -- "Riotous persons & parties" -- "On wings of glory" -- "Our injured little republic" -- Law and political power -- War, diplomacy, and independence -- Frontier philosopher -- The fate of revolutionary republicanism -- Appendixes
Control code
26401627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 428 pages
Isbn
9780813914190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1555019

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